In an interview with Platt's Energy Week television, Hofmeister predicted gasoline prices will spike as the global demand for oil increases... "I'm predicting actually the worst outcome over the next two years which takes us to 2012 with higher gasoline prices," he said...
...Gasoline prices have been steadily rising. Last week, gas prices crossed the $3 mark for the first time since October 2008. According to AAA figures, prices are up 4% from a month ago and 16% from the $2.585 average a year ago...
In 2008 President Bush used his bully pulpit to cajole the Democrat-controlled Congress into expanding oil drilling. The Democrats refused.
After the BP spill, the Obama administration used the crisis to lock down even more drilling, going so far as to lie about a panel of experts' decision to continue a drilling moratorium. The federal Judge hearing the case called the administration's claims "untrue" and "misleading".
The net result is that the United States is the only country on Earth that restricts access to its own abundant energy resources. I wonder how high gas prices have to get before Democrats are smashed into oblivion -- politically, of course -- leaving them a footnote to history akin to the Whig Party.
Thankfully, the unemployed have all of those millions of high-paying green jobs to look forward to. Or so the Democrats keep telling us.
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