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Is 0bama deliberately hurting middle class Americans because of his horrible stance on energy?

marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/04/28 21:59:05
NO! 0webama would never do that.
YES! He is destroying America.
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For a Shell Executive, Much Head-Scratching





Europe is generally considered greener than the United States,
but its oil executives certainly share American oil executives’
enthusiasm for drilling.


Peter Voser, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, in Houston.ReutersPeter Voser, chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, at the conference in Houston.

I caught up with Peter Voser, the chief executive of Royal Dutch
Shell, this week at the IHS Cera annual energy conference in Houston,
and he gave me an earful about what he characterized as America’s lack
of direction when it comes to having a national energy policy.


Royal Dutch Shell is getting closer to winning approval to drill
in Alaska’s Arctic waters after several years’ and more than $4 billion
worth of efforts. But for the Swiss-born executive, it is bewildering to
watch the Obama administration withhold approval of the Keystone XL
pipeline, which would carry crude from oil sands in Canada to refineries
on the gulf coast. (Shell is a big investor in the Canadian oil sands.)


Nor does Mr. Voser understand why there is no consensus on embracing
the development of natural gas from new shale fields through hydraulic
fracturing (Shell is also a global leader in gas production.)


“Alaska is only part of it,” Mr. Voser said. “I am still puzzled
that with Canada in the north, with oil sands and Keystone, plus the gas
revolution in the United States, plus the Gulf of Mexico successes in
exploration, with Alaska coming, the United States is sitting on so many
energy resources.”



“I can’t see why there is not more drive,” he said. “It’s puzzling,
frustrating. Any other country in the world would jump on this.”


I mentioned to Mr. Voser that the United States has been divided
on energy and environmental issues for many years. He nodded when I
also mentioned how Theodore Roosevelt had set aside the national parks
to shield them from development and was still beloved for having done
so.


Still he expressed amazement. “Every week you read of problems
in the Middle East, the Chavezes of this world, Mexico’s production is
going south, and here you have this huge resource base in this country,
and we are discussing, ‘We may drill somewhere here or there’ instead of
having a full policy.”


He added, “China’s energy policy is much clearer.”

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  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/05/01 04:13:12
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Given the opportunity, 0webama would reduce us to peasants and a ruling elite with himself at the top.
  • Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel 2012/04/30 01:26:39
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Annie~Pro American~Pro Israel
    +2
    And Obama is doing it all on purpose too.
  • Barbara Hasler 2012/04/29 18:40:16 (edited)
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Barbara Hasler
    +2
    He has to destroy the middle class to bring the nation into financial collapse. Since the yankee ingenuity is in the middle class. We refuse to be cast aside. He has his hands full. I wonder if the move on the family farms was a part of the takeover agenda. I now know we have a working department which is not brain dead from progressive propaganda. Cheers for the Department of Agriculture who stepped in and slammed the door on the idiotic idea!
  • johnc 2012/04/29 18:03:36 (edited)
    YES! He is destroying America.
    johnc
    +3
    persons seeking a free fish a day. tend to vote democrat.



    those that want to catch thier own fish don't



    it is all politics.. Moving middle class to dependent lifestyle gets dems votes.



    when your base is too small increase the base,



    NOBAMA 2012
  • Barbara... johnc 2012/04/29 18:56:06
    Barbara Hasler
    +3
    Great post. Isn't it amazing how insular the DC sesspool really is. Shut down the middle class? I don't think so! We are the inventors, business and job creators. We turn the wheels which the DC nut balls try to shoot out from under us.

    You have made a magnificient statement in "Moving the middle class to a dependent lifestyle gets dems votes." What they fail to understand, due to diminished mental capacity, is where is the money to run this disasterous concept coming from??? Someone has to provide the fish for the trough! How many of us would work for nothing to fill it so the "free lunchers" won't have to work! LOL
  • johnc Barbara... 2012/04/29 19:33:42
    johnc
    +2
    yes we are. it is what makes America different from the European model Obama seeks for us.
  • Barbara... johnc 2012/04/30 16:48:34
    Barbara Hasler
    +2
    Absolutely. Isn't it amazing that our "learned and illustrous" leaders can figure it out! LOL
  • Jimbo 2012/04/29 17:39:52 (edited)
    NO! 0webama would never do that.
    Jimbo
    Gets AK oil leases for pennies compared to private leases then complains about Keystone that endangers the mid-west aquifer. The oil sands will be developed even with rail delivery but 1700 capped wells in the Gulf of Mexico don't pump oil because of new bores getting a break on royalties, not to mention more production will lower prices. The oil cartel fixes prices. Gas costs the same to make during the peak season but every year every oil company raises the price of gas. Time has come to regulate these leeching ungrateful bums.
  • marcuss... Jimbo 2012/04/29 18:26:23
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    The United States, Mexico and Canada could join together and dwarf OPEC in production.

    LEECHING UNGRATEFUL BUMS vote Democrat.
  • Jimbo marcuss... 2012/04/29 19:01:35
    Jimbo
    My blue state and myseklf pay the taxes for the red states on the federal dole. Blue state per capita income far higher than red states. AL leads the nation in SNAP use. FL in medicare. I have no problem with the safety net, just find it hypocritical of red staters to take more than blue then cry about being on the dole.
  • beavith1 Jimbo 2012/04/29 20:12:16
    beavith1
    +1
    i'd hazard a guess that many in the blue states (high population centers) aren't particularly thrilled wiht the demand of gov'ts to fleece them FOR those payments either.

    its not as if blue states are 'donors.'
  • marcuss... Jimbo 2012/04/29 21:19:26
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +1
    Your BLUE state rapes the citizens in property taxes. BLUE states have higher collectives of people on welfare, thats why they remain BLUE.

    Odd that the cities and states in this country that are a failure like Detroit and Michigan have had Democrats running them for decades.
  • beavith1 Jimbo 2012/04/29 20:10:28
    beavith1
    +1
    baloney.
    baloney
    nonsense. 1700 'capped' wells have to pay for themselves. if production drops off, a well gets capped. if the price of crude oil climbs, those capped wells get uncapped. nobody pumps if they will lose money on it.

    the fungibility of oil sets the price.

    the fungibility of gasoline sets the price.

    they ARE regulated. you want them to gov't controlled. that's not regulation.
  • Kane Fernau 2012/04/29 16:45:05
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Kane Fernau
    +1
    Democrats claim to be for the little guy. In reality they are forcing more middle class Americans into poverty. With inflation, lower wages and underemployment who can really say they are better off now than they were when Obama took office.
  • johnc Kane Fe... 2012/04/29 18:06:54
    johnc
    +2
    Now you understand what LBJ was talking about with the great society, the welfare dependant lifestyle, sure it has only cost 14 trillions of dollars since, but has increased the democrat base. those desiring handout tend to vote democrat.
    NOBAMA 2012
  • Wolfman 2012/04/29 16:13:18
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Wolfman
    +2
    Obama is turning us into a third-world country.
  • johnc Wolfman 2012/04/29 18:07:49
    johnc
    +3
    Says he hasn't yet, so wants 4 more years to complete the job.
  • Wolfman johnc 2012/04/29 23:52:22
    Wolfman
    +1
    Yeah, there's still a few loose ends.
  • Bill 2012/04/29 14:46:30 (edited)
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Bill
    +3
    Got $50.00 for my birthday. Put $50.00 worth of gas in my gas tank. Happy birthday to me and NOT the local economy. Thanks O-B-wankanobi-AMA
  • johnc Bill 2012/04/29 18:10:34
    johnc
    +3
    Obama is very angry, energy prices skyrocketing wasn't supposed to happen until after the election. like flexible with Russia.
    NOBAMA 2012
  • seadog6608PWCM 2012/04/29 14:41:14
  • DrGreen 2012/04/29 11:46:38
    NO! 0webama would never do that.
    DrGreen
    +1
    No, I don't think he's doing it deliberately. I honestly believe that he thinks he's doing good. That's what makes it so scary.
  • johnc DrGreen 2012/04/29 18:12:37
    johnc
    +2
    said his desire was for energy costs to skyrocket. another mistake it happened before his relection bid.

    flexible with Russia after the election is scary.
    NOBAMA 2012
  • DrGreen johnc 2012/04/29 18:21:23
    DrGreen
    +2
    Yea, you know he didn't want energy costs to be this high right now. There's almost no chance they will drop before november. If they do drop drastically, then that's a guarantee that the administration has complete control of energy costs, and this is a 'false flag' so to say. I don't believe the price of gas is directly associated with Obama's policies. I believe that quantitative easing has sent us into hyperinflation, and the federal reserve is responsible for the current purchasing power of the dollar.
  • johnc DrGreen 2012/04/29 18:41:18
    johnc
    +2
    Energy poicies do effect world oil prices, during the Bush admin, the exec order to overturn bans of drilling resulted in a dramatic drop in oil speculation prices, and as democrats say it takes years to see the results, we see the results, more oil was produced here, Obama takes credti for it. But his answer was to put the restiction to drilling on federal land and waters, setting the stage for reductions. the results just came earlier then he wanted.

    the federal reserve is a joke, It requires a yesperson to head it. Someone with no scruples, Just willing to take the hit of blame when things fail. Pays well,so why not. Bush had the yesperson,and Obama left him in place. and put turbo tax timmy to head ithe IRS.
  • Jimbo DrGreen 2012/04/29 19:06:23 (edited)
    Jimbo
    More BS from the right. Oil speculators made gas $4.05/gallon in July 2008. The price was bid up using futures to $138/bbl. Supply is greater, demand is less than 2006, yet prices go up based on market bidding, not suppkly/demand parameters. Gas goes up every spring regardless because consumers use more. Every oil company is in collusion to raise gas prices in the spring, heating oil prices in the fall. Production costs are pretty constant. This industry should be regulated to stop gouging the public. Quantitative easing should not affect any prices as this money does not go to consumers to spend but investors to bubble up the investment markets. Demand has been flat on a worldwide basis, but oil and commodities go up constantly. They do during good times or bad. When the working class does not keep up with prices increases in their income, the destruction of the middle class happens. This has been happening for 30 years.
  • beavith1 Jimbo 2012/04/29 20:23:00
    beavith1
    +2
    BS?

    what do you think 'speculators' do? its not some evil cabal of greedy old men playing with prices.

    its insurance.

    it makes sure that, say, gasoline, is where you want it to be when its supposed to be there at some agreed price. that price is determined by all perceived exterior factors. Iran. refinery outages, natural disasters. PROJECTED DEMAND.

    those are called pricing signals.

    if we don't have pricing signals, we wind up with Gov't doing that job. and just like the USSR, you wind up with shortages in everything from gasoline to toilet paper.

    f your 'collusion'. Obama needs a whipping boy and you simply repeat his damaging rhetoric. the more of you boobs that listen to him AND TRY AND CONVINCE OTHERS of that rhetoric, the worse off the rest of us are.

    forget your feeble attempt at class warfare. what you seem to desire damages all classes, the poor the most, then the middle class.
  • marcuss... beavith1 2012/04/29 21:20:42
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +1
    Well said.
  • DrGreen Jimbo 2012/04/29 22:27:43
    DrGreen
    +2
    Sir gas always rises in the spring, it has been rising steadily since the fall. This is the first time in my adult life that I have seen gas rise from fall to spring, with no timeline to guess when they might even out. It isn't even may yet and gas is $4/gallon in my state. The problem isn't drilling either, because we're drilling more now then ever. One of the problems is the selective contracts that the president issues. It makes more business sense to them to sell it to china, since they are using more oil then we are now. The solution would be to spread the contracts to a wider range of companies, creating competition.

    Prices for commodities don't just magically rise for no reason. Quantitative easing and the economic stimulus package played a vital roll in the price of commodities. This isn't right wing bs, this is simple economics. Printing money and dumping it into the economy only buys time. It isn't a long term fix. The rate of inflation impacting the dollar is the highest in recorded history of a fiat currency!
  • Andrew 2012/04/29 11:11:39
    YES! He is destroying America.
    Andrew
    +7
    The results of his policies are obvious. This isn't some price spike caused by a natural disaster such as Hurricane Katrina during the Bush presidency. This is a calculated move to "ween" us off oil and shove us into the Volt or other such inferior automobiles! If you Obama supporters don't wake up, this irresponsible president is going to kill this nation. Don't think that the incremental uptick we have seen in the job market will continue after the November elections if Obama is reelected. His policies are going to send us back into a deeper recession if he gets another shot at this job!
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/04/29 09:56:40
    NO! 0webama would never do that.
    Lady Whitewolf
    No.
  • marcuss... Lady Wh... 2012/04/29 14:04:44
  • HOMBRE marcuss... 2012/04/29 15:51:27
  • seadog6... Lady Wh... 2012/04/29 14:42:18
  • johnc Lady Wh... 2012/04/29 18:13:43
    johnc
    +1
    you betcha it is
  • TheR 2012/04/29 09:13:18
    YES! He is destroying America.
    TheR
  • CFlyJuice 2012/04/29 07:56:19
    YES! He is destroying America.
    CFlyJuice
    +4
    How's this for dishonest....

    Obama claims to be for the 99% but he illegally restructured the Solyndra loan as soon as they saw that it was going under so when bankruptcy hit (just a few months later), his 1% buddy and BIG DONOR/BUNDLER George Kaiser would get paid back BEFORE the tax payer (aka the 99%).

    Emails show that the WH was more concerned about how it would look for the Mid-Terms and NOT the fact that the tax-payer would get reamed.
  • johnc CFlyJuice 2012/04/29 18:15:35
    johnc
    +3
    you mean those at his $35,000 a plate dinners are not the 99s he claims to represent. that he actually represents greedy corrupt people? I agree
  • CFlyJuice johnc 2012/04/30 08:26:26
  • golem48 2012/04/29 07:36:31
    YES! He is destroying America.
    golem48
    +5
    H is an 0bamanation; The Caliph of Corruption, and the Ayatollah of all Crapola!

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