Don't hold you breath waiting. The victory in November will be that much
sweeter knowing how much it fills sore-losers with frustration (yes, Mitt would
likely have gas down to $2.00/gal in his first 30 days, right?). President Obama is absolutely deserving of another term! What a great man and
a great leader to continue fixing what 8 years of Bush did to our country!
How can Obama claim credit for falling gas prices when he has fought to stop oil
production on public lands in America? He has actively lobbied against
EVERYTHING that makes drilling possible. He has fought to keep the Keystone
pipeline from being built. He has "lent" $2,000,000,000 to
his close associate, George Soros, to explore drilling off the coast of Brazil,
even as he refused to let American companies drill in the Gulf of Mexico. His
ban on American drilling did not stop other countries from drilling.Obama is no friend to oil. He has publicly stated that the price should be
$5.00 per gallon. His only reservation is that he thought that it would take a
little longer to reach that price.No, Obama will get no praise for
falling prices. He did not cause the price drop. He deserves our contempt for
HIS open contempt towards OUR need for oil so that we can get to work and
products can get to market.
I don't know Roland...do your own homework. Does he deserve credit or not?
What do you care what Republicans think? Dig deep, find the truth. If
Obama's policies are causing the decline you have nothing to fear.
Republicans are not the reason for anyone's intellectual laziness.
So Mike why did prices fall? Could it be that the President has little to
nothing to do with current pump prices, and Republicans were "just playing
politics" (I don't remember if you had anything to say at the time)?
Re: "Are they going to give him credit now that prices are falling?"Sure -- I'll give him the credit.As we now know, the
current increased in supply is the result of an under-the-table deal to
overproduce that Obama made during his visit to the Saudis. As part of his
re-election strategy.Now, the real questions -- why didn't he
do it sooner? And how long after the election will the deal last?And, most importantly, why is he fighting EVERY plan that would make us less
dependent on his buddies, the Saudis?
So...I guess what Mike is saying is, it only works one way like the republican
party bosses tell him. Blame Obama for everything give him credit for nothing,
facts be darned.By the way I don't think Obama brought the
price down, but I was never foolish enough to believe he drove the price up
either. It's an international market and America Doesn't have enough
oil to drive prices down if we could magically get it all tomorrow.
Hold the phone! What happened to the most dreaded word in a Keynesian's
vocabulary: DEFLATION?One of the primary reasons the Federal Reserve
was created was to stabilize prices. What are they going to do about falling
fuel prices? The horror! In fact, they announced not long ago that they intended
to help prices rise at a 2-3% annual rate. Think of all the jobs that could be
lost with falling fuel prices. If they let fuel prices fall, what's next?
Talk about hypocrisy!
The only reason oil prices are falling is because of the failing economy
reducing demand for oil. So, yes, Obama must get credit! On the other hand, he
told us drilling for more oil (increasing the supply) would not drive down oil
prices! So we see once again, that Obama has no clue about economics, none,
Roland,Of course not. But then, I think that Presidents have little
influence one way or the other on oil prices.So I give him little
credit (or blame).
Roland,Of course BO is responsible for falling gas prices. Gas prices are
falling because BO pushed the economy back into the dumps, reducing demand.
How true. If Republican critics want to blame him for all things bad, but they
should also credit him with all things good. But I don't expect honesty and
integrity from the GOP.
The question shouldn't be who gets credit for falling fuel prices, it
should be who gets the blame. Falling fuel prices means we won't be able to
compete with imported oil prices. Thousands of oil workers could lose their
jobs! Isn't that our most pressing concern in this economy? Do we really
want to lose more jobs to cheap foreign labor? Wasn't Al Gore
on the right track when he supported the Kyoto Protocol that would raise the
price of fossil fuel use? Didn't he also advocate taxing gasoline so that
it would approach prices found in Europe? Isn't that what we really
need?Someone must do something about this! Call your
Roland, your letter's premise assumes that oil prices are falling and will
stay down. I'm laughing at that notion as I write this. Have you looked at
the historical prices of gasoline in the past few years? It has been a steady
incline with multiple and temporary ups and downs in the meantime. This decline
is temporary. Do you want to know why? A) Obama is doing everything he possibly
can to get reelected, B) Obama never has been and never will be a friend of the
oil industry. So gas prices have come down a few cents the past few days - big
whoop. Look at the overall increase since Obama took office. If Obama gets
reelected in Nov and gas prices continue to drop and permanently stay down,
I'll buy your first tank of gas.
No. Gasoline prices are set by the monopoly according to their own agenda.
Roland did he and his supporters take credit for the prises going up? No they
argued it was out of his control. No blame no credit.
Just to be clear, I don't think the President did anything to drive prices
up, nor did he do anything to get them lower. I also didn't blame Bush when
prices went over $4.00 a gallon. It's just that "Obama is to blame for
high gas prices" has been constant GOP refrain over the past few months.
Letter writers don't compose the headlines to their letters, the DNews
Happy Valley HereticOrem, UTSo...I guess what Mike is saying is, it
only works one way like the republican party bosses tell him. Blame Obama for
everything give him credit for nothing, facts be darned.By the way I
don't think Obama brought the price down, but I was never foolish enough to
believe he drove the price up either. It's an international market and
America Doesn't have enough oil to drive prices down if we could magically
get it all tomorrow.7:53 a.m. June 27, 2012======= Agreed.and well said; Happy Valley HereticPolitical
agenda - right Mike?Roland KayserAnother great
letter....I didn't blame Bush for the high price of gas last
round either.Just for the Wars he started and the Gas guzzling SUVs that
Detroit built that nearly ruined destroyed them as well.Shows the
one-sided analysis of facts and reality and the hypocrasy used by the GOP for
Repubs never let facts get in the way of their opinions.They have
merely been playing games for the past 4 years. They act as if there was no
President between Clinton and Obama. Every problem that we face is the direct
result of Obama. Repubs blame him for everything while on the other hand never
give him credit.This gas price thing is just another example of
that. A few months ago, repubs blamed him for the high gas prices. Now that
they're lower, credit is no where to be found.
@LDS Liberal:"I didn't blame Bush for the high price of gas
last round either.Just for the Wars he started and the Gas guzzling SUVs
that Detroit built that nearly ruined destroyed them as well."Blame Bush for the wars. Not for the SUVs, that was a loophole that the
Clinton administration put in to keep union jobs with the UAW. They allowed
SUVs to be defined as trucks so they were not counted in the car company average
fuel economy per vehicle. Big cars - big profits and that kept the UAW strong.
US daily oil consumption was trending down through the 1970's and
1980's as the economy became more fuel efficient. When it got the
1990's, it remained constant because of SUVs.
@Ultrabob:"No. Gasoline prices are set by the monopoly according
to their own agenda."Ultrabob: what monopoly are you talking
about? Enlighten us.
@Mountainman:Although I would prefer that you were correct, I
disagree. Respectfully.I understand that the average fuel economy for new
cars has improved 20%. If that is the case, Obama deserves credit if he has
mandated tighter restrictions on fuel economy for new cars. That will reduce
demand for gasoline.(Not approving the Keystone Pipeline was a mistake
however).It may also be related to fracking. Fracking has changed
the energy market fundamentally.
HAIL to Chief Obama for falling gas prices.Obama2012 All the GOP care about is more guns for the hunters, subsidies for the Koch
Brother's and their "Rich and Famous" friends and more tax breaks
for them alone. Yes that's "welfare for the rich" government
subsidies to big business, pork-barrel Pentagon contracts to weapons makers,
huge tax breaks for wealthy individuals, and most recently, colossal contracts
for reconstruction to politically connected companies like Halliburton.
RINO/GOP bureaucrats and politicians in Washington DC reminds me of "Elite
Showdogs" that is an invitation-only e-mail list of long-time breeders, K
Street and Wall Street exhibitors and judges that are judicial activist's.
These politicians in Washington DC wear a GPS collar attachment to be found
faster, so these K Street and Wall Street exhibitors can walk them around using
a chain in circles until their dizzy enough to cave into them and give them what
they want.Is this the elite's agenda for enslaving the human
race. With alcohol fuel, you can't become energy independent, reverse
global warming, like the Koch Brother's want you to believe.
@Mike Richards"He did not cause the price drop."He
didn't cause the increase either. Neither did Bush when he had his spikes
and falls. Are you willing to admit that the President has little influence on
gas (we can drill all we want but we're not a socialist nation so the oil
companies will just take oil wherever in the world they get the most profit out
of, which makes drilling have a negligible effect on gas prices) or do you want
to just continue ranting?
@lost in DC and MountanmanPushed the economy back into the dumps? Economy
falling? We've gained private sector jobs 28 straight months. Job growth
was fairly steady when gas prices shot up and when they shot back down. If
you're going to just grasp at straws at least check to see if there's
any substance to the logic.
What's the matter with the male mind? Even us ladies know that hauling
tankers full of oil half way around the world costs more than running oil
through a pipeline. The President will not allow that pipeline to be built so
we have to buy our oil from places that are about as far away from America as
you can get. The President will not allow us Utahns to extract the oil from our
own State. He will not allow the people of Wyoming to extract the oil from
their State. He will not allow the people of Colorado to extract the oil from
their State. He tells us that the military costs too much, but at the same time
he makes sure that we have to buy most of our oil from an area of the world that
would destroy us if we did not have a strong military.Distance =
higher prices.No pipeline = higher prices.Military
protection = higher prices.No drilling in America's vast oil
fields = higher prices.Obama = distance + no pipeline + military
protection + no drilling.I'm just a woman, but I can do simple
math. Can you?
Ha!! This is funny. Name one thing Obama has done to influence falling gas
prices. ONE!!! There are none. I can name many things that he has done to drive
the price to over $4 a gallon however. The man hasn't even been pretending
to be president for the past several months anyway - he has been spending 99% of
his time campaigning -mostly with his Hollywood millionaires. What a farce and a
disgrace this man is.
As usual, politicians and their supporters want to take all the credit when
cyclical trends are moving in a positive direction and deflect all the blame
when the trends move in a negative direction. Both sides do it so it isn't
a Republican or Democrat issue.That isn't to say that specific
policies of the president do not have any effect on things like the economy, oil
prices, or mortgage rates. They can often cause dramatic effects.I
would be happy to give Obama credit for falling oil prices if you can point to
one thing he has done to make that happen. (Driving down demand by ruining the
economy doesn't count.)
L WhiteSpringville, UTWhat's the matter with the male mind?
Even us ladies know that hauling tankers full of oil half way around the world
costs more than running oil through a pipeline.================ You passed math, but failed Economics because you clearly do not
know Global Markets or Global Economics....that Oil is sent to the
U.S.to be RefinedAnd is then tankered back over to Asia and Europe
who pay U.S. Companies top $$$ on the GLOBAL Market.Oil is sold on
an OPEN market.Are you suggesting we should Nationalizing America's
oil reserves?That is what you imply.Socializing and Nationaling the
America oil industry -- like that Socialist/Communist Hugo Chavez in Venezuela
orThe Islamic Monachy of Saudia Arabia perhaps?I
don't know - you tell me what it is you want.Free Market Capitalism
America orNationalized/Socialist AmericaBTW - Nice lame
attempt with your [you wouldn't dare hit an tired old woman with
glasses] shtickUsing your gender, age or anything else to cower and hide
behind was pathetic.
This is what happens to people who have put Party Politics ahead of their
TekakaromatagiActually I don’t have a name for the monopoly
that controls the world price of oil. My opinion comes from what I observe
happening in the world. I believe that they or their
representatives met with our government leaders in secret to plan and execute
the Iraq war to eliminate an uncooperative competitor and take control of the
Iraqi oil. I think OPEC is only a front.I believe that
they have the power to manipulate the price of energy to reward or punish
nations, and states.
Yes, Obama deserves credit for lower gas prices. The lower price is due to
reduced demand resulting from the miserable economy. Obama certainly gets credit
The gas prices went down in spite of Obama.
The issue is not if Obama should receive credit, it is why did he received blame
in the first place? Roland stated his purpose clearly in his comment below, it
was simply meant to get people to think about the ridiculousness of the
GOP's accusations. There are many reasons for restricting drilling in the
US, it isn't simply about the cost of gas.
If we drill in every state and prices fall to a penny per gallon, how long do
you think our supplies would last? I think preserving our natural resources is a
I blame Obama for my dinner getting cold. Also, for this rash on my leg. And
that dead spot on my lawn. Obama is ruining everything.
Wow. These posts clearly illustrate the poisonous influence of conservative
media twisting of facts and then broadcasting it to gullible listeners.
L White.I am sad that you feel that you are just a woman. The affliction that you exhibit is not limited to just women, it also hampers
the proper use of the brain in men, possible more than in women. The complexity of the moving about the goods and products for the American
consumer is mind boggling. If distance was the only factor, goods made in China
would not compete with goods made in America.Open up your eyes and
see the real world and not just accept the world as others see it. The real
nature of the world is the constant struggle for wealth and power. All the
events of the world, the conditions of life, the happiness found is based upon
successful accumulation of wealth. For the most part we are only
little people in a world of giants, corporations, religions, nations, but we are
Americans and just might someday rival the importance of these giants.
To RedneckLefty who wrote "I blame Obama for my dinner getting cold. Also,
for this rash on my leg. And that dead spot on my lawn. Obama is ruining
everything."I don't know if you were entirely sarcastic or
just being mildly humorous, but if you substituted "Bush" for
"Obama" it would have reflected a lot of opinions of those on the left a
few years ago.Many who think Obama is being unfairly criticised,
getting blamed for things he did not cause, or whine because he doesn't get
credit for any good news by Republicans, were often guilty of doing the exact
same thing when Bush was in office.Hypocrisy is rampant in politics