Obama: Rising Gas Prices Means the Economy is Strengthening

Wrong. Rising gas prices mean we’re not drilling and refining our own oil. Rising gas prices means the EPA is kneecapping any efforts at American energy independence. Rising gas prices means the administration isn’t pursuing domestic oil initiatives because they’re convinced they can force everyone to buy Volts and solar panels.

And finally, rising gas prices means we have a president who said in 2008 that high gas prices are a good thing and as such has designed his economic policy to do nothing more than enrich political cronies at the expense of consumers:


Obama likes to blame “demand” when referring to high gas prices, but he conveniently skirts the other side of that same economic coin because he can do something about it but refuses: Supply.

Remember, this tripe is from the same people who brought you “food stamps stimulate the economy” and “extending unemployment will help keep the unemployment rate down.”

When Bush was in office, I don’t recall Democrats saying rising gas prices were a sign of an improving economy, do you? Back then it was because of those two oil men in the White House.

Update: The reason why Obama has no choice but to try to make people believe rising gas prices means the economy is turning around is because he knows gas prices are going to rise a lot more. How many voters will be dumb enough to believe Obama? Hopefully not enough to re-elect him.

Author: Doug Powers

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