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In Their Own Words… Obama Policies Deliberately Drive Up Energy Prices

March 13, 2012

President Barack Obama

January 2008       
“Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

“If somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them…”

June 2008                
“I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment” of gas prices.
October 2011           
"We haven't had an energy policy in this country that makes sense and frees ourselves from dependence on foreign oil."

March 2012              
Going into an election, do you think the president of the United States wants gas prices to go higher?”

Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu

December 2008       
“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

March 2012              
“No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil” (in response to whether or not the Administration’s goal is to lower gasoline prices).

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

July 2008                   
Salazar objected to offshore drilling – even if gas prices reached $10.00 per gallon.

February 2012         
“We have an energy strategy and a policy that we have been working on from dayone, and we believe it continues to show good results.”

Obama Advisor David Axelrod

June 2011                 
“I think people have gotten the message that the era of cheap gasoline is over.”