Why have gasoline prices doubled under Obama?
That means the average American family is paying $2,200 more per year in gas today than when Obama came into office. And that is only the increased spending on gas. As gas prices increase, the cost of just about every other product increases as well.
And Obama is largely to blame...
That’s because instead of taking action to dramatically expand American energy production, Obama has resisted new offshore drilling, rejected the Keystone pipeline that would give America access to Canada’s vast oil reserves, and kept much of our known domestic oil reserves off limits.
Obama is so opposed to significant increases in domestic oil production that he goes so far as to claim that “increased [domestic] production doesn’t lower gas prices.” Instead, the President has once again "doubled down" on his so-called Green Energy agenda -- an agenda that already is over-funded by our tax dollars with little return in actual energy productio
The fact is, Obama’s energy policies have damaged our economy by putting a stranglehold on American energy - - driving up gas prices, taking away American jobs and worsening our dependence on foreign oil.
The key to our energy independence is not more wind farms or taxpayer-funded Solyndra boondoggles or crazy EPA "work at home" guidelines. It's much simpler -- AMERICA MUST PRODUCE MORE OF OUR OWN OIL AND NATURAL GAS! And the Left's claim that we lack the natural resources is simply not true. Analysts say Canada and the U.S. together have 400-800 YEARS of recoverable oil resources!
Plus, domestic oil production creates jobs and strengthens our economy. A former Chief Economist at the U.S. Trade Commission says that doubling our domestic oil production would add 2.5 million jobs and $250 billion to our economy -- and cut our dependency on foreign oil and the terrorist-laden oil producing nations in half.
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