In virtually every situation where the U.S. government should be working on behalf of the country, as well as many that it should leave alone, it is consistently inflicting grave damage. It is virtually impossible to deny the preponderance of concurring evidence. But are Americans ready to face the utter fiasco of the “hope and change” instituted during the Obama Administration’s first two years, or will they accept more of the liberal disease as the purported cure for its symptoms? Whether on the domestic or foreign front, those circumstances in which this overreaching regime has inserted itself are daily yielding catastrophe.
In an unfolding financial disaster that was wholly predictable by any who understand basic economics, gasoline prices are skyrocketing which means that Americans will have less disposable income with which to spur real growth. Thus the much trumpeted but very anemic “recovery” will quickly evaporate into thin air. No doubt those “evil oil company executives” will receive the blame, and liberal politicians will make a good deal of political hay by attacking them, but aside from liberals boosting their own fortunes among the perennially gullible, this ruse will not enhance the nation’s fuel supply by a single drop.
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Nor can the “mainstream” media be expected to demand accountability by tying yesterday’s actions with today’s consequences. Three years ago, during the last spike in petroleum prices, America was told by the liberal elite that new oil exploration and drilling was not the answer, since it would take at least a couple of years for those finds to begin to produce results. This means, of course, that a prompt and concerted effort to open up those oil operations, had the venture not been thwarted by the Democrats, would have begun bolstering America’s oil supply some time last summer.
Just as significantly, the seeming reprieve from the 2008 summer surge in gas prices was itself a result of a flagging economy. Massive layoffs and a slowdown in fiscal activity diminished the public’s ability to fill its tanks, which in turn lowered the demand (and consequently, the cost) of oil in its every form. But starving the nation’s economic engine is hardly a worthwhile means by which it should confront a fuel shortage. And now, irrespective of any tangible rebound from the recession (those glowing statistics touted on the nightly news notwithstanding), petroleum supplies are dwindling sufficiently to trigger drastic price increases.
Yet Obama, and the liberal cabal he leads, insist that a “green energy” paradise awaits us just around the corner, if only Americans can be taxed and regulated enough to force it past the agony of its birth pangs. So rather than endeavoring to maximize the access of American oil producers to their own country’s resources, such workable solutions are systematically being put off limits, while the same Administration allots taxpayer dollars, numbering in the billions, to Brazil and Columbia for the development of their oil reserves. American oil workers are systematically being starved, while American consumers get scalped at the pump, but the liberal devotion to “mother earth” somehow remains pure.
Read More at GOPUSA By Christopher G. Adamo, GOPUSA