Our newly installed Democratic Commissar, Pres__ent Obama, has been very busy making his speeches and pressuring the country to accept policies he calls “recovery.” From massive “stimulus” to proposed “tax increases” he claims will be only on the rich but will inevitably hit and hurt lower incomes worse, the rhetoric he reads from his teleprompter couldn’t be further away from sound policies that will actually pull America out of this recession and back into prosperity.
All this “Green Industry” he lauds and claims will create jobs will just hurt us all even more. While there is nothing wrong with living a life keeping the environment in mind, the massive out of balance demands of eco-nuts will only reduce us more to a third world country than we wish to see.
One area they have been very effective in is the demonization of petroleum, oil that is, Black Gold, Texas Tea.
Seriously, Obama and the Democrats have long opposed Oil Companies efforts at increased domestic production of our own oil supply while crying we need to get off of foreign oil, much of which is obtained from country’s not all that favorable to us. Their hypocrisy on oil is staggering while they laud potential ‘alternative energy sources,’ all of which currently need further improvement or that end up costing more to produce and supply less energy than oil based energy sources do.
Drilling and refining our own oil would also supply much needed jobs across America and would increase the Treasuries receipts, as was pointed out back in November 2008 by this blogger.
Since then, not much has changed, just more rhetoric and false claims that are not pulling us out of the recession nor bringing us true energy independence.
Once again, the American Petroleum Institute has made available to you, Rhetoric versus Reality showing how we can still attain the recovery and energy independence we desperately need in today’s America.
The Obama cartel instead has called for new taxes and fees on the oil and natural gas industry amounting to at least $400 billion. Of course, this includes increased taxes under their “cap & trade” proposal, which even Obama stated during the campaign last year, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
That is yours and my rates that will “necessarily skyrocket.”
Adding costs and taxes to the oil companies will undoubtedly result in gas prices at the pump “skyrocketing” again too as well as those of us with Mutual Funds invested in the oil companies will see our retirement threatened by those “punitive measures.”
Such “punitive measures” would also mean planned jobs, very good paying jobs drilling, exploring and refining petroleum into all the various products we need or have become used to in our daily lives most likely will not appear and would just evaporate.
As the good people at API say,
“The bottom line is that imposing additional taxes on America's oil and natural gas companies will not lower energy costs nor help produce much needed supply. In fact, increased strain on U.S. energy companies will make it more difficult for the United States to compete for energy resources in the global market and threaten jobs here at home.”
You can hear a telephone interview by Jane Van Ryan with Ray Keating, chief economist of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, explaining how these tax increases will hurt not only small businesses, but you and I as well by clicking HERE.
Obama and his Socialistic minions have truly missed the boat on how to restore American economic freedom. Increasing taxes and charging us for more energy use will only plunge us deeper into our economic morass.
These proposals not only affect our economic freedom, our right to privacy and liberty’s granted us by the Founding Fathers comes under threat as we read how in Britain, spy planes are being used to “create color-coded maps which will identify energy offenders,” those deemed to “waste energy.”
If you are thinking, “that’s in Britain and not America,” please recall Obama’s recent town hall speech where he called for adding 40 million “smart meters” to monitor energy consumption and to “tell you when to turn off the lights and when the peak hours are.”
Add to that his call to “tax drivers per mile” and I think you can see a growing intrusion into our privacy and liberty from excessive taxation.
Do you really want some government bureaucrat deciding where your thermostat is set, when you may turn on your lights or use your computer and watch TV? Do you want that same bureaucrat deciding when you may drive your car? That isn’t the freedom our Founders left us and millions of Veterans have paid for by their blood over our history.
That is tyranny!
We must oppose our ever-decreasing freedoms and liberties from this gang now in D.C. We must stop this rush to dictatorial rule by Socialist Democrats and spineless Republicans. We The People are the largest and strongest arm of government, if we use our privileges while we still have them.
One-way is by registering for free at Partnership for America’s Energy Security and utilize their site to send your objections to this looming fiasco to your Senator and Representatives.
We can no longer sit around hoping someone will save our freedoms. We can no longer be complacent and take all of this for granted. Our liberty and freedoms are under threat from inside and we have to take action. Don’t forget, we elect officials to serve us, not dictate to us and control us.
Join in with Tea Party’s or Pork Protests in your area and use Partnership for America’s Energy Security free registration site to tell them, “ENOUGH!”