Obama and Oil

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by kptvol, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Saying, with a strong implication that he is responsible, that oil production has gone up during his presidency. John Boehmer days he is misleading the American people. What do you think?

    http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?postid=281631
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012
  2. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    I think they all are a bunch of damn liars that don't give 2 shits about us. They will say/do anything to get re-elected.
     
  3. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Link doesn't work. But to the general topic of Obama and Oil.

    Bush had control of gas prices and screwed the American people while making his friends rich. Now with Obama, a POTUS doesn't have control over gas prices and should not be blamed when they go up.

    Its one or the other.
     
  4. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    the farce about this is the implication that you can have an effect on oil production in 4 years. drilling etc is a long process.
     
  5. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Solid point.
     
  6. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Link should work now
     
  7. MaconVol

    MaconVol Chieftain

    Here is my thinking. The U.S. could come come out and say that we are going to start drilling our own oil, and producing for ourselves. It is a common known fact that we have oil in Alaska, The Gulf, Montana, Wyoming. When that happens the Middle Eastern countries would cut oil prices quickly, imo.

    Now the problem with this is that if oil prices went down, we would never start drilling, and the politicians do not want to be perceived as liars. Of course, all they do is lie, and it never helps the country, so why not tell a little lie to actually help out the country. I am sure that this concept is to broad for our dumbass administration to understand and it will never happen.

    We can only wish.
     
  8. MaconVol

    MaconVol Chieftain

    Also, the economy has recently shown signs of improvement. Why not do something about oil prices to only help further the economy. For instance, it costs around $70 bucks to fill my truck at around $3.40 a gallon, well cut that price to $2.20, and I am only spending just under $50 to fill up my truck. Then meaning, i have another $20 to spend on something else thyat could only further the economy. Novel concept I know, but common sense seems to be lacking these days up in Washington.

    They say they can't really control oil prices, which is complete bs, because all they would have to do is tell them we are not gonna fool with them anymore and the prices would drop like a rock thrown off a building.
     
  9. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    The world market isnt going away.
     
  10. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    OPEC trying to drop the price of oil to slow down the production here and in Canada. This is really going to hurt Iran, Russia, and Venezuela.
     
  11. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    That breaks my heart.


    No.



    really.
     
  12. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator


    Venezuela will be hit the hardest.
     
  13. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Fairly impressed you remembered and found this thread.
     
  14. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Gas in Tennessee when I filled up, 2.47. Gas when I filled up in The 305, 2.67.
     
  15. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    2.95 up here
     
  16. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    I better stop [itch bay]ing
     
  17. OrangeEmpire

    OrangeEmpire Take a chance, Custer did

    County over is $2.61
     
  18. Volst53

    Volst53 Super Moderator

    Unless something crazy happens it looks like it'll be going down to 40 dollars a barrel. Which will make fracking and extracting it from sand uneconomicial.
     
  19. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    We are already seeing a drop in production. I'd be shocked to see it fall a lot further.
     
  20. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Not good. The economic incentive for decreasing demand is being undermined, which means fuel efficiency and alternative fuel projects will lose luster too.
     

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