A Patriotic Response To The "Clown Prince;" 04/21/2012
District of Corruption
March 17, 2012
April 21, 2012 Hi, everybody. As I’m sure you’ve noticed over the past few weeks, the price at your local pump has been going up and up. And because it’s an election year, so has the temperature of our political rhetoric. What matters most to me right now is the impact that rising prices have on you. When you’ve got to spend more on gas, you’ve got less to spend on everything else. It makes things harder. So I wanted to take a minute this weekend to explain what steps my Administration is taking when it comes to energy – most importantly, producing more of it while using less of it. The truth is: the price of gas depends on a lot of factors that are often beyond our control. Unrest in the Middle East can tighten global oil supply. Growing nations like China or India adding cars to the road increases demand. But one thing we should control is fraud and manipulation that can cause prices to spike even further.
[What I'm not telling you: You have me to thank!!?!! I'll continue to try to convince my subjects that everyone but me; every country but mine; every reason but mine, is responsible for America's astronomical rise in fuel prices. As I--your exalted ruler--may have mentioned previously, gas prices have gone from $1.83 at my immaculation to the current $3.87; an increase approaching 120%!! The primary causes are my non-existent domestic energy policy relating to fossil fuels as well as my socio-fascist mindset of pricing said fossil fuels out-of-existence!!
George Soros as well as other members of the Bilderberg Group are urging me to hammer the incorrect concept of 'oil speculators!' While I--your exalted ruler--continually whine about them, no one has pointed to an individual or group as actual 'oil speculators.' I--your exalted ruler--could drop the gas prices by 18-cents per gallon with a stroke of my pen, temporarily staying the federal fuel price. But.... why do that?!? It will not follow the aforementioned mindset!!] For years, traders at financial firms were able to game the energy markets, distort the price of oil, and make big profits for themselves at your expense. And they were able to do all that because of major gaps and loopholes in our regulations. When I took office, we did something about it. The Wall Street reforms I signed into law are helping bring energy markets out of the shadows and under real oversight. They’re strengthening our ability to go after fraud and to prevent traders from manipulating the market. So it’s not just wrong, but dangerous that some in Congress want to roll back those protections and return to the days when companies like Enron could avoid regulation and reap enormous profits, no matter who it hurt. What’s more, at a time when big oil companies are making more money than ever before, we’re still giving them $4 billion of your tax dollars in subsidies every year. Your member of Congress should be fighting for you. Not for big financial firms. Not for big oil companies.
[What I'm not telling you: Lies, more lies and dam' lies!! Sorry folks, I--your exalted ruler--don't think there's room for a single "Clown Prince" truism in this week's blather opportunity! Aside from my blather in the negative, commodities traders perform a vauable service for the wholesaler and the largest of fuel consumers. They establish prices of some commodities where none previously existed. They provide regional, national and international prices of the more common commodities, rather than 'one-price-fits-all,' which would be my regime's approach. That 'Enron' reference: what'a stretch that was! Enron was nothing more than a "Bernie Madoff-esque scam," not at all common, although the regime would like to see more. We--socio-fascists in the District of Corruption--consider scams of that type to be private sector wealth re-distribution, and while they take the socio-fascist 'out-of-the-loop' they do accomplish the owe-bama Regime's monetary objectives!
One of the grandest, most outrageous lies Soros and Bilderberg want me to promote is the 'subsidies for Big Oil!' What's going on with 'Big Oil' are not "subsidies" by any stretch of the imagination!! This $4 Billion I--your exalted ruler--keep whining about is nothing more than LEGAL tax deductions written into the current IRS Code!! My use of the words subsidy, subsidize and subsidies serve no other purposes than to constantly vilify 'Big Oil' in the public eye as well as continuing to promote my "class warfare" campaign platform!!]
In the next few weeks, I expect Congress to vote on ending these subsidies. And when they do, we’re going to put every single Member of Congress on record: They can either stand up for oil companies, or they can stand up for the American people. They can either place their bets on a fossil fuel from the last century, or they can place their bets on America’s future. So make your voice heard. Send your representative an email. Give them a call. Tell them to stand with you. And tell them to be honest with you. It’s easy to promise a quick fix when it comes to gas prices. There just isn’t one. Anyone who tells you otherwise – any career politician who promises some three-point plan for two-dollar gas – they’re not looking for a solution. They’re just looking for your vote. If we’re truly going to make sure we’re not at the mercy of spikes in gas prices every year, the answer isn’t just to drill more – because we’re already drilling more. Under my Administration, we’re producing more oil here at home than at any time in the last eight years, that’s a fact. We’ve quadrupled the number of operating oil rigs to a record high, that’s a fact. And we’ve opened millions of acres on land and offshore to develop more of our domestic resources. Those are the facts. But we can’t just rely on drilling. Not when we use more than 20 percent of the world’s oil, but still only have 2 percent of the world’s known oil reserves. If we don’t develop other sources of energy, and the technology to use less energy, we’ll continue to be dependent on foreign countries for our energy needs. That’s why we’re pursuing an all-of-the-above strategy. As we develop more oil and gas, we’re also developing wind and solar power; biofuels, and next-generation vehicles – and thousands of Americans have jobs right now because of it. We need to keep making those investments – because I don’t want to see those jobs go to other countries. I want to create even more of them right here in America. And after three decades of inaction, we raised fuel economy standards so that by the middle of the next decade, our cars will average nearly 55 miles per gallon. That’s nearly double what they get today. That means you’ll only have to fill up every two weeks instead of every week. And that will save the typical family more than $8,000 over the life of the car – just by using less gas. Combined, these steps have helped put us on a path to greater energy independence. Since I took office, America’s dependence on foreign oil has gone down every single year. In 2010, for the first time in 13 years, less than half the oil we used came from foreign countries. We can do even better. And we will. But what we can’t do is keep being dependent on other countries for our energy needs. In America we control our own destiny. So that’s the choice we face – the past, or the future. And America is what it is today because we have always placed our bets on the future.
[What I'm not telling you: Furthermore, I--your exalted ruler--actually expect Members of Congress to stand up for the American people BY STANDING UP FOR 'Big Oil;' for keeping the fuel prices from rising any faster than I--your exalted ruler--can make them rise. To vote a change in the IRS Tax Code as it relates to the 'Big Oil' tax deductions is a complete disservice to the American consumer by creating instantaneous gas-price increases!! Almost by definition, any and all corporation(s) pass all increases onto the consumer. That's just the nature of business; complying with the corporations' fiduciary responsibility to their stockholders!!
Fact-checking as proven the 20%-2% statistic is but another in the long line of my blatant lies!! The blogosphere were the fact-checkers; the national pamphleteer 'corpse'--at George Soros' direction--has 'decided' to not to comment in any manner. So long as he allows me, I--your exalted ruler--intend to use "20-2" as long as it plays into my "economic-warfare" plans. With respect to fossil fuels, why does anyone subscribe to my version of logic?!? If more drilling won't solve the nation's energy problems; why drill at all?!? That's just nuts; just more of my bullshit!!
At some point-in-time, fuel efficiency will have reached it's upward limit. The government socio-fascists can continue to demand higher-and-higher mpg results, but at some point these demands can not be met. Already, the auto manufacturers are putting occupant safety on the back burner. Have you seen some of these "shit-boxes" the consumer is expected to embrace as the next generation of vehicles?!? They're little more than plastic coffins, ready to implode at the slightest provocation!! So we've reached the upward limit of the "steel-to-plastic" conversion in these "shit-boxes;" do we have technology on the horizon to increase mpg results, 'mechanically?!?' Again, I--your exalted ruler--think--privately--we've reached the limit there, as well.
The primary reason we've cut back on the use of foreign oil?!? Do you really want to know?!? I--your exalted ruler--had absolutely nothing to do with it. The reason we're using more domestic oil is that more-and-more drilling permits issued by that evil President George W. Bush are coming to fruition!!!! Simple-as-that! Evil triumphed!!]