The Messiah has to get re-elected!!
In 2008, Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that he wanted to ramp up gasoline taxes over the next 15 years until they eventually were consistent with Europe’s rates. “Somehow, we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” he stated clearly.
Now, four years later, Chu has come remarkably close to achieving his goal (albeit a little too rapidly), and the American people are not pleased. With gasoline prices at record highs, and approval numbers at record lows, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) asked Chu at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday whether he still wants America’s gas prices at Europe levels, which could more than double our current rates.
According to the National Journal, “Chu seemed to equivocate, pause, and stumble over his words when responding to Lee’s question about high gas prices,” but ultimately stated, “I no longer hold that view.”
When asked whether he regretted his 2008 statement, Chu said “let me not comment on that.” (Link)
Don't dare believe it. This douche is just saying this because Obama is getting hammered for rising gas prices -- and his (and Obama's) past words don't bring out a hell of a lot of confidence (as they shouldn't) from folks that they really care 'em. Because, frankly, they don't.Posted by Hube at March 13, 2012 04:56 PM | TrackBack