"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, [energy prices] would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was... [t]hey will pass that money on to consumers." --Barack Obama, 1 November 2008
He can run, he can hide, he can evade, and he can blame Bush. But Barack Obama's promises to de-industrialize America live on. In fact, he should proudly campaign in front of a "Mission accomplished" banner.
This graph depicts gas prices since the election of President Subprime McDowngrade.
I wouldn't worry, though. Perhaps the Chinese will sell us gas from our own continent.
Related: Diagramming President Obama's Energy Lies. Chart: GasBuddy.com.