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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gas Prices Over $4.00 Per Gallon In California

By Douglas V. Gibbs

I noticed yesterday when I filled up for the week that the gas price at the least expensive gas station along my route to work topped over $4.00 per gallon. It cost me $8.50 more to fill my tank than just a couple weeks ago, and I drive a compact car with a 12 gallon tank.  That is why Obama is pushing to keep that payroll deduction cut in place. He figures you'll be thanking him because you'll need that extra $40.00 per month to cover rising fuel costs.

The media is saying the gas prices are going up because of the turmoil in Syria, violence in Egypt and around Israel, and threats by Iran as the Iranians go on a war footing.  However, if the United States completely opened up the flood gates to domestic drilling, and began to access local reserves, while constructing more refineries to keep up with the new oil, and while also building the Keystone Pipeline to bring more Canadian oil to our refineries, the additional supply to the worldwide amount of oil and to our local system would drop prices below $2.00 per gallon in the United States instantly.

The 1979 Energy Crisis and the oil crisis of the seventies was met with Reagan opening up drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and Alaska in 1981. By 1985 the oil prices crashed downward, revealing the success of Reagan's "drill for oil" policy.

The democrats won't drill because they want the price of gas to continue to skyrocket. . . they want you out of your cars and into public transportation. You are easier to control that way. Cars allow you to be way too independent.

The drive for green technology also better enables the liberal left to control your energy usage, by making energy so expensive that you are forced to limit your use.  Ultimately, then, the government could knock out all private energy industries, including oil, and regulate your energy use at will.

The American People are blindly accepting this authoritarianism, because the people have been convinced that the Earth is in trouble, and it's all your fault. . . so you fall for the energy tyranny willingly, in the hopes of saving the precious planet.

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