Ever the nanny-in-chief, President Obama is lecturing Americans to ignore low gas prices and buy his preferred small cars.
“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks, and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,” Obama said in an exclusive telephoneinterview with the Detroit News’ Dave Shepardson on the eve of his visit to a Detroit auto plant Wednesday.
Obama has been embarrassed by the fact that the plant — one of eleven Ford plants to split $6 billion in federal dollars to build hybrid and fuel efficient cars — has been shut down due to lack of demand.
Yet, rather than accept consumer preference for more SUVs — and help America’s oil and gas industry to produce even more oil to keep prices low — the president has turned scold. Despite the boom in oil fracking that has helped dive prices below $2 a gallon, Obama continues to tilt at his global-warming windmills and fight oil expansion.
Obama’s bailout of the auto industry has added $441 to the cost of every car built in Detroit since!
As to buying a fuel-sipper, not unless it can get a top crash test rating.
Those things are death traps.
Here in Utah, as opposed to CA, I see people race through Red Lights every time I’m out.
In CA it was relatively rare.
The news here is almost always led by stories of some poor man, woman or family killed and/or maimed by being T-boned ….every day!
A neighbor who was T-boned recently was in a heavy SUV, the only reason she survived.
Actually, our newly empowered republicans are itching to raise gas taxes.
Obama was talking sense. More people should have listened to him:
“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks, and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,”
I can’t help but notice that lying Obama continues to tool around in SUV’s and private jets. Not much walking, biking or EV’s. So, the basic socialist message, good for thee, not for me.
We are wasting time. Wind and solar are not the answers. We need affordable energy to drive the research for the replacement energy. Typically stupid of the left to cling to the first option put before them and exploit it for their own enrichment.
Old habits? like driving to work? There are people who actually need a truck full-sized truck Landscapers pull trailers with equipment you cant pull a trailer with a Prius.
Construction companies need trucks and some pretty big equipment, is the vehicle that picks up your weekly recycles and trash tiny? City and counties need gas guzzlers too do you live where it snows? All those vehicles were utilized when gas dropped to nearly a buck a gallon, when pipelines (the safest way to transport oil) were operating. Lots of companies are keeping the work from home model.
The higher the gas mileage the less safe the car is Barry doesnt care if you get squashed dead in an accident. But wow you were getting 35 MPG hwy, you might only need to travel on the city streets but….Greg and his ilk are still idiots that vote for morons thats all that counts.
Elizabeth Warren Just Blamed High Gas Prices on Corporate Greed. Here’s Why That Doesn’t Make Any Sense
““We know exactly what the oil companies pay attention to, what is their main number one priority: profit,” she said. ” What? Companies looking out for their profits?!? Why can’t they operate like the government, waste money, lose money and then print money to make up the difference? Wahoo Warren understands as much about the economy as idiot Biden.
Exxon-Mobile earns $.17 profit from every gallon of gasoline it sells. For refining it, transporting it, storing it, and selling it.
The Government averages over $.65 taken from every gallon sold, for doing… Ummm…
Who’s gouging us, again?
(Figure includes all taxes taken for every gallon produced, including property, income, inventory, etc. There’s a lot of them that we, the consumer, eventually pay.)
The federal government has an insatiable appetite for taxing Americans. As if they do not confiscate enough from taxing gasoline, they now propose to tax driving by the mile.
Freedom of mobility is antithetical to the ideology of the left.