Well, gas prices were in decline for awhile. Here in the Denver area, we usually pay a little less anyway, about 25 cents a gallon less. Why? Because we have our own refinery. Yes, it puts visible steam into the north Denver skyline in the winter, but those of us with half a brain and without enviro-nazi agendas have come to love it anyway, because our gas is about 25 cents below the national average. See that steam cloud over there? That's our refinery! We're proud of it!
About a month ago, I remember paying about $2.78 due to the winter dip, and perhaps because Obama and the Progressive Socialists have put so many people permanently out of the job market, that demand is way down. ( They drive less if they stay home on welfare, food stamps and permanent unemployment. )
Then it started shooting up like crazy, these past two weeks. We heard that it may have been because Israel might go to war with Iran, possibly even Syria. ( Could conceivably happen soon, being Israel doesn't care to be nuked by the Iranian government. ) Not to even mention that Obama's idiotic handling of foreign affairs has inflamed the whole middle east and made enemies of our friends and friends of our enemies, at least in White House circles, as they watch Al Jazeera on White House hall TV's. Did you ever think you'd hear of that? ( Is Obama really a "9/11 truther"? )
But now we're hearing that a bunch of refineries have shut down. No, I'm not the type to toss out grand conspiracy theories about that. They're closed down for various reasons, we hear. Upgrades, maintenance, whatever.. But the net effect is that 10% of them are shut down, driving gas prices up enormously.
But let's face it folks, part of this problem goes back to the enviro-nazis. We don't have an oil shortage at the moment, we have a refinery shortage. I hear that no refineries have been allowed to be built in this country, since the 70's?
We've also had a President and Congress that have shut down drilling in the Gulf, while allowing China to drill off the shore of Florida, and Commissar Obama's best friend, Communist dictator Hugo Chavez, to do deep water drilling just outside of where Obama shut down our Gulf drilling rigs after the big blowout. So it's not out of "concern" for the environment that this insane President acts, it's the Progressive Socialist agenda of doing everything in his power to collapse and globalize the United States into global Socialism. I don't "believe" that, I think it, based on an enormous body of evidence. Anyone with eyes to see, and a mind to think, who isn't turning a blind eye, understands it by now. It's part of why I understand some 25 million Americans are practically ready for a revolution now.
And of course we all know that Obama has blocked the Canadian pipeline from coming down here, as well as oil production on government lands. And despite all that, production on private lands is booming ( because he can't stop it! ) and some of the northwestern states now have booming economies with 3% unemployment.
They've blocked every attempt at energy independence for this country that they can possibly block, and capitalism still lives and makes people freer and more prosperous, where it's allowed to!
"Capitalism demands the best of every man—his rationality—and rewards him accordingly. It leaves every man free to choose the work he likes, to specialize in it, to trade his product for the products of others, and to go as far on the road of achievement as his ability and ambition will carry him. His success depends on the objective value of his work and on the rationality of those who recognize that value. When men are free to trade, with reason and reality as their only arbiter, when no man may use physical force to extort the consent of another, it is the best product and the best judgment that win in every field of human endeavor, and raise the standard of living—and of thought—ever higher for all those who take part in mankind’s productive activity." - "For The New Intellectual", by Ayn Rand
And if Obama and the enviro-nazis are really so concerned about the junk science of "man made global warming"...no, "climate change" as they call it now ( as the northeast is buried in snow! ), then why wouldn't they just allow safe clean modern pre-packaged nuclear plants to be built all over this country?
"There is enough nuclear fuel to last far longer than man will inhabit the earth." - Physics Professor Emeritus Dr. Howard Hayden, author of The Energy Advocate.
But instead, they point to the failures of poorly designed 1950's Soviet technology ( Chernobyl ), or 1970's technology ( Caused by the Japan tsunami. ) as examples of why perfectly safe clean modern nuclear plants shouldn't be allowed to power every home, business and vehicle in the United States, and do it cheaply and privately, if the enviro-nazis and the government would only just get the blazes out of the way!
It reminds me of the dog that won't eat its food, and won't let anyone else eat it either.
But again, I think the real agenda at play here, is to do everything they can, to weaken and take down America. And they're succeeding. Yes, they're blocking any and all attempts at energy independence.
So the American people have a serious decision to make. Do we want to keep allowing this nonsense to continue, and risk it being part of the agenda to eliminate this country, or do we want to organize and put enormous unrelenting pressure on these Washington dirt bags, until they stop doing what they're doing and allow us to work towards energy independence and cheap energy?