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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If for nothing else, Obama should get blamed for the effects of his on-again, off-again, on-again attitude toward domestic oil and gas production. But nobody has ever accused Obama of being consistent.
    Doesn't seem on again or off again. He shut production down in the gulf during a disaster. That was prudent. Price of oil determines production in the U.S. the easy to get oil has been gotten. As the price rises oil companies are more willing to spend the money to get the oil that is harder to get. That is the major determining factor in U.S. oil production.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Didn't ethanol blending subsidies expire late last year (not that I don't agree with)? Wouldn't that have an affect on the gasoline prices? Who allowed them to expire? just sayin...

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    Doesn't seem on again or off again. He shut production down in the gulf during a disaster. That was prudent. Price of oil determines production in the U.S. the easy to get oil has been gotten. As the price rises oil companies are more willing to spend the money to get the oil that is harder to get. That is the major determining factor in U.S. oil production.
    On again: Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time - NYTimes.com

    Off again: Obama bans offshore oil drilling in Atlantic waters - USATODAY.com

    On again: Obama calls for offshore oil drilling and clean energy

    Inconsistency is also a factor in the determination of the price of oil.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post

    Inconsistency in politics is nothing new and does not affect the fluctuations of oil. Well wars and embargos affect it, but that isn't what we are talking about. Oil is a world wide commodity. Off shore drilling was going to be allowed then a huge oil spill happened in deep water and they thought it was a good idea to reassess the idea of wanton deep water drilling off the coast. Now he reverses in an election year. Obama is running for re election.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Gie View Post
    President Obama does not "accept responsibility" for high gas prices,
    Why not blame him for the weather. Makes about as much sense.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    1. Inconsistency in politics is nothing new and does not affect the fluctuations of oil. Well wars and embargos affect it, but that isn't what we are talking about. Oil is a world wide commodity. Off shore drilling was going to be allowed then a huge oil spill happened in deep water and they thought it was a good idea to reassess the idea of wanton deep water drilling off the coast.

    2. Now he reverses in an election year. Obama is running for re election.
    1. Not only do I disagree with you, but oil industry leaders disagree with you:

    Oil and gas industry leaders lobbed criticism at the Obama administration Wednesday, using the stage of an annual industry conference in Houston to assert that the domestic energy boom has occurred in spite of what they call a corrosive energy strategy out of the White House.

    Energy executives and other industry players took President Barack Obama to task during the Winter NAPE Conference, an annual expo of oil and gas prospects, technology exhibits and industry networking.

    They said the White House has limited the availability of federal land for drilling and created an atmosphere of uncertainty over future regulations and taxes, reinforcing the nation's tether to oil imports and keeping gasoline prices high.

    "These have been the most difficult three years from a policy standpoint that I've ever seen in my career," said Bruce Vincent, president of Houston-based oil and natural gas producer Swift Energy. "They've done nothing but restrict access and delay permitting."

    "The Obama administration, unfortunately, has threatened this industry at every turn."
    Oil and gas leaders slam Obama - Houston Chronicle
    2. This has been my contention all along...that Obama's flip-flops have been politically motivated and have no relation to what's best for the country.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    1. Not only do I disagree with you, but oil industry leaders disagree with you:



    2. This has been my contention all along...that Obama's flip-flops have been politically motivated and have no relation to what's best for the country.
    Some oil companies didn't want to comply with safety regulations..

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post

    2. This has been my contention all along...that Obama's flip-flops have been politically motivated and have no relation to what's best for the country.
    When exactly are flip flops related to something other than politics? "What's best for the country" is almost always debatable anyway.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Some oil companies didn't want to comply with safety regulations..
    If this were only about safety regulations, you might have a point...if you can prove that oil companies don't want to comply with them. But it's not. It's about the inconsistency of the Obama administration. Heck, he can't make up his mind whether to allow drilling or not. It all depends, for him, on whether his current position will help him get elected.

    Oh, and avoiding blame.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    When exactly are flip flops related to something other than politics? "What's best for the country" is almost always debatable anyway.
    I see...

    So you would debate that it is good for US gas prices to be dependent upon the whims of OPEC?
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