Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Energy, National Security, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, The United States | Tags: High Gas Prices & Few Jobs, Lies and Obfuscation, Our Vast Energy Resources
John Hinderaker at Powerline has an important and clear article based on a new report from the Institute for Energy Resources that I hope you will read. It is brief, comprehensive, and especially pertinent in the wake of the president’s speech yesterday and his ongoing lack of understanding of America’s energy resources.
The constant theme that America uses 25% of the world’s oil but has only 2% — to 3% of the world’s oil reserves is repeated constantly by Barack Obama and his sycophants. It is false. Mr. Obama’s lack of understanding, whether innocent or deliberate, of this simple fact has nearly bankrupted the United States and killed millions of high paying jobs.
Dec.5, 2011 — The U.S. Navy and the Agriculture Department announced plans to buy 450,000 gallons of non-food biofuels at a cost of $16 per gallon in the largest federal purchase of biofuels in U.S. history. The purchase is authorized by an executive order under the Obama administration’s “we can’t wait” (for Congressional debate or approval) campaign.
The biofuel, made from used cooking oil and algae, is meant as a demonstration aimed at promoting the use of biofuels to reduce dependence on unstable sources of foreign oil and reduce budget shocks from oil price hikes. The biofuel will be used for aircraft and surface ships of the “Great Green Fleet Carrier Strike Force” as a demonstration aimed at commercial aviation and the Defense Department. Surely the bankrupt and near bankrupt airlines would be delighted to spend $16 a gallon gor fuel as would the Defense Department whose budget is being slashed.
Please read this important Powerline post, with clear graphs, beautiful maps and a very short video. You will be glad you did. It is a beautifully done and clear exposition of the dangerously wrong direction that the administration has taken and is continuing to take in their misunderstanding of the world’s energy supplies.
Be sure to download the report from the Institute for Energy Research, it’s a keeper.
Filed under: Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Progressivism | Tags: Democrat Demagogues, Government Transparency, Lies and Obfuscation
How can one resist posting on this? The Obama administration, you know — the folks who promised the most transparent government ever — held a workshop on government openness.
On his first full day as President, Obama told government offices that “The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails. The government should not keep information confidential merely because officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”
The workshop on openness was closed to the public and to the press.