Rising oil prices could stall states'...

Rising oil prices could stall states' recoveries

There are 70 comments on the WOZZ-FM Appleton story from Feb 27, 2011, titled Rising oil prices could stall states' recoveries. In it, WOZZ-FM Appleton reports that:

Rising oil prices could trample prospects for economic recovery in many states, three governors warned on Sunday, as a leading economist said they also threaten the country's economic comeback.

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joe b

United States

#1 Feb 27, 2011
does bush have anything to do with this???
radio free america

Tampa, FL

#2 Feb 27, 2011
You can thank a democrat.You can thank an environmentalist.You can thank a President.You can thank the morons that wont allow Americans to develope our own sources of energy on American soil and American waters.If these bastards did not prevent American energy developement we would have oil coming out of our ears and we could tell OPEC F-U.

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#4 Feb 27, 2011
Obama essentially stopped drilling in the Gulf and is seeing his dream of Higher Gas Prices come home to roost.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#5 Feb 27, 2011
Gas isn't the only prices going up. Food is getting expensive.

Inflation we warned you about is just getting started. The Fed's QE policy is part of the problem too.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#6 Feb 27, 2011
Bahia Honda wrote:
Obama essentially stopped drilling in the Gulf and is seeing his dream of Higher Gas Prices come home to roost.
Obama better get off his arse or $4 -$5 gasoline is on the way. That is an instant recipe for Recession.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#7 Feb 27, 2011
"I want higher gas prices. It makes my subsidies for alternatives look a little better."
- Broke Obama
BPT

United States

#8 Feb 27, 2011
BO administration is stalling state's recoveries!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#9 Feb 27, 2011
Gas prices surge 17 cents in a week

By Ben Rooney, staff reporter
February 26, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)-- Gas prices have increased nearly 17 cents a gallon in the past week. And analysts expect prices to continue higher, following a sharp rise in the price of crude oil.

The national average price for a gallon of regular gas rose 4.3 cents to $3.33, motorist group AAA said Saturday. That marks the fourth day in a row that prices have risen, and brings the national average to the highest level since October 2008.

Gas prices were highest in Hawaii, where drivers paid $3.761 a gallon, on average. Wyoming had the lowest gas prices at roughly,$3.032 a gallon.

Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service, said gas prices' 6-cent jump reported Friday was the largest one-day increase since at least 2008.

"This will definitely be the most expensive February ever," he said, adding that gas prices are typically lower during the winter months.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/26/news/economy/...

$4 a Gal Gas will cripple the economy again but Obam did say he wanted High Gas Prices.
radio free america

Tampa, FL

#10 Feb 27, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>Obama better get off his arse or $4 -$5 gasoline is on the way. That is an instant recipe for Recession.
obama WANTS $4-5 gasoline because he wants to pander to the environmental wackos that prevent our own oil developement!In fact obama doesn*t care if its $10 a gallon as long as he can deflect blame from himself.obama needs union money and environmental wacko money and george soros money to finance his reelection campaign.He must do what they say to do because the campaign is already undewrway.Dont expect the U.S. to have a President of the people-we have a President that will represent liberal special interest groups that have money for his campaign.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#11 Feb 27, 2011
radio free america wrote:
<quoted text>obama WANTS $4-5 gasoline because he wants to pander to the environmental wackos that prevent our own oil developement!In fact obama doesn*t care if its $10 a gallon as long as he can deflect blame from himself.obama needs union money and environmental wacko money and george soros money to finance his reelection campaign.He must do what they say to do because the campaign is already undewrway.Dont expect the U.S. to have a President of the people-we have a President that will represent liberal special interest groups that have money for his campaign.
Obama was interviewed a few yrs ago and said he wanted "HIGH GAS PRICES" to make expensive "Alternative fuels" more competitive. His theory forgot that people forced to spend More for basic transportation would cripple their finances. Yes, Obama is an Idiot.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#12 Feb 27, 2011
Obama Will Go It Alone on Raising Gas Prices

January 12, 2011
By Rory Cooper

For the past nine months, Pres. Barack Obama has unilaterally taken steps that will lead to higher gas prices for struggling consumers, and fewer jobs and economic growth for our nation. Now Obama’s handpicked oil-spill commission (made up of environmentalists and political allies) has recommended more steps that will take us farther down that path of needless economic chaos — and, unsurprisingly, President Obama has responded to this report by looking into additional unilateral actions he can take outside the oversight of Congress.

The commission report took its cues from President Obama, calling for more regulation, more government control, and less drilling. They spent considerable time criticizing systemic industry problems, even though they admit that the Macondo accident was a result of individual human error, and that over 2,500 deepwater wells have been safely drilled in the Gulf.

Nobody denies that important safety reforms are necessary in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill. In fact, the Heritage Foundation introduced a plan for reform in August 2010 that increased liability caps; created an insurance pool for claims over $1 billion; and installed safeguards against industry risk-taking. The Heritage model would’ve promoted safety; assigned full liability; protected taxpayers; and allowed oil and gas exploration to continue.

But the Obama commission apparently failed to consider the impact of reforms on taxpayers and on our energy industry. While the commission correctly included a focus on risk-based assessment for all individual offshore activities and operations, they spent entirely too much time appeasing environmental activists with proposals for ways to slow the industry down, like expanding the time it takes for a lease application to be reviewed and recommending a vast amount of new industry-wide regulations.

This is exactly what President Obama aims to do: slow down or stop entirely the drilling of fossil fuels in the U.S., raise the price of existing and new supply wherever it comes from, and use unilateral executive-branch action to make gas so expensive that alternative energy sources will become viable dollar-to-dollar.

Obama started down this track with his reckless across-the-board drilling moratorium, which was declared illegal by two federal courts. President Obama persisted anyway, and even after announcing he was lifting the moratorium, continued with a de facto moratorium. In fact, since Obama “lifted” the moratorium, deepwater permit issuance is down 88 percent, with only two new permits in that time.

After the Obama commission’s report was issued this week, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) said:“The administration’s response to this tragedy — to impose a moratorium on all other deepwater drilling in the Gulf — was excessive, over-reactive and uncalled for, in much the same way as if the government were to ground all commercial flights pending investigation of a single plane crash. Nothing in these findings justifies the shutdown of an entire industry because of one mishap.”

Landrieu knows as well as anyone that the Obama administration’s motto is “never let a serious crisis go to waste,” and this crisis has given Obama a foothold towards his goal of higher gas prices in the United States. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in 2008,“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Outside the drilling moratorium, President Obama directed his Interior secretary, Ken Salazar, to ban offshore drilling in over 85 percent of American waters (even while he spends billions subsidizing Brazil’s offshore industry) and directed EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to impose new global-warming regulations on oil refineries.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/257028/o...

Since: Dec 07

Ft Lauderdale

#13 Feb 27, 2011
This is really taking on the same look and feel of the Carter & Bush administration.
McCarthy was right

United States

#14 Feb 27, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
For the past nine months, Pres. Barack Obama has unilaterally taken steps that will lead to higher gas prices for struggling consumers, and fewer jobs and economic growth for our nation. Now Obama’s handpicked oil-spill commission (made up of environmentalists and political allies) has recommended more steps that will take us farther down that path of needless economic chaos — and, unsurprisingly, President Obama has responded to this report by looking into additional unilateral actions he can take outside the oversight of Congress.
The commission report took its cues from President Obama, calling for more regulation, more government control, and less drilling. They spent considerable time criticizing systemic industry problems, even though they admit that the Macondo accident was a result of individual human error, and that over 2,500 deepwater wells have been safely drilled in the Gulf.
Nobody denies that important safety reforms are necessary in the wake of the tragic Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill. In fact, the Heritage Foundation introduced a plan for reform in August 2010 that increased liability caps; created an insurance pool for claims over $1 billion; and installed safeguards against industry risk-taking. The Heritage model would’ve promoted safety; assigned full liability; protected taxpayers; and allowed oil and gas exploration to continue.
But the Obama commission apparently failed to consider the impact of reforms on taxpayers and on our energy industry. While the commission correctly included a focus on risk-based assessment for all individual offshore activities and operations, they spent entirely too much time appeasing environmental activists with proposals for ways to slow the industry down, like expanding the time it takes for a lease application to be reviewed and recommending a vast amount of new industry-wide regulations.
This is exactly what President Obama aims to do: slow down or stop entirely the drilling of fossil fuels in the U.S., raise the price of existing and new supply wherever it comes from, and use unilateral executive-branch action to make gas so expensive that alternative energy sources will become viable dollar-to-dollar.
Obama started down this track with his reckless across-the-board drilling moratorium, which was declared illegal by two federal courts. President Obama persisted anyway, and even after announcing he was lifting the moratorium, continued with a de facto moratorium. In fact, since Obama “lifted” the moratorium, deepwater permit issuance is down 88 percent, with only two new permits in that time.
Nothing in these findings justifies the shutdown of an entire industry because of one mishap.”
Landrieu knows as well as anyone that the Obama administration’s motto is “never let a serious crisis go to waste,” and this crisis has given Obama a foothold towards his goal of higher gas prices in the United States. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in 2008,“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Outside the drilling moratorium, President Obama directed his Interior secretary, Ken Salazar, to ban offshore drilling in over 85 percent of American waters (even while he spends billions subsidizing Brazil’s offshore industry) and directed EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to impose new global-warming regulations on oil refineries.
And Obama the Outlaw has ignored a federal court ruling that his moratorium on drilling is illegal, causing that court to issue a ruling that his administration is in contempt of court...which Obala has also ignored.

This bastard, this false President, Obama, is determined to wreak his havoc on America and destroy our capitalist system!
McCarthy was right

United States

#15 Feb 27, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
For the past nine months, Pres. Barack Obama has unilaterally taken steps that will lead to higher gas prices for struggling consumers, and fewer jobs and economic growth for our nation. Now Obama’s handpicked oil-spill commission (made up of environmentalists and political allies) has recommended more steps that will take us farther down that path of needless economic chaos — and, unsurprisingly, President Obama has responded to this report by looking into additional unilateral actions he can take outside the oversight of Congress....but the Obama commission apparently failed to consider the impact of reforms on taxpayers and on our energy industry. While the commission correctly included a focus on risk-based assessment for all individual offshore activities and operations, they spent entirely too much time appeasing environmental activists with proposals for ways to slow the industry down, like expanding the time it takes for a lease application to be reviewed and recommending a vast amount of new industry-wide regulations.
This is exactly what President Obama aims to do: slow down or stop entirely the drilling of fossil fuels in the U.S., raise the price of existing and new supply wherever it comes from, and use unilateral executive-branch action to make gas so expensive that alternative energy sources will become viable dollar-to-dollar.
Obama started down this track with his reckless across-the-board drilling moratorium, which was declared illegal by two federal courts. President Obama persisted anyway, and even after announcing he was lifting the moratorium, continued with a de facto moratorium. In fact, since Obama “lifted” the moratorium, deepwater permit issuance is down 88 percent, with only two new permits in that time.
After the Obama commission’s report was issued this week, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) said:“The administration’s response to this tragedy — to impose a moratorium on all other deepwater drilling in the Gulf — was excessive, over-reactive and uncalled for, in much the same way as if the government were to ground all commercial flights pending investigation of a single plane crash. Nothing in these findings justifies the shutdown of an entire industry because of one mishap.”
Landrieu knows as well as anyone that the Obama administration’s motto is “never let a serious crisis go to waste,” and this crisis has given Obama a foothold towards his goal of higher gas prices in the United States. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in 2008,“Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Outside the drilling moratorium, President Obama directed his Interior secretary, Ken Salazar, to ban offshore drilling in over 85 percent of American waters (even while he spends billions subsidizing Brazil’s offshore industry) and directed EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to impose new global-warming regulations on oil refineries.
And Obama the Outlaw has ignored a federal court ruling that his moratorium on drilling is illegal, causing that court to issue a ruling that his administration is in contempt of court...which Obama has also ignored.

This bastard, this false President, Obama, is determined to wreak his havoc on America and destroy our capitalist system!
McCarthy was right

United States

#16 Feb 27, 2011
It's past time to begin having serious conversations about impeachment.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#18 Feb 27, 2011
McCarthy was right wrote:
<quoted text>
And Obama the Outlaw has ignored a federal court ruling that his moratorium on drilling is illegal, causing that court to issue a ruling that his administration is in contempt of court...which Obala has also ignored.

This bastard, this false President, Obama, is determined to wreak his havoc on America and destroy our capitalist system!
Agree. Obama is the Problem we face as Americans. He's intent on making us 3rd World and even said during the State of the Union speech that WE SHOULD BE MORE LIKE CHINA!

W-T-F!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Long Island City, NY

#19 Feb 27, 2011
McCarthy was right wrote:
It's past time to begin having serious conversations about impeachment.
Obama refusing to Uphold the Law is a Serious breach of the Oath of Office. He should be Impeached for that idiotic move.

What's going to happen when a republican becomes president on Jan 2013 and says he/she believes Obamacare is Unconstitutional Law and therefore will NOT defend it?

That is the basis for anarchy. If we can pick & choose which Laws to Obey it's Over for us as a Nation. We become a Banana Republic.
Bark the Kenyan Stooge

Houston, TX

#20 Feb 27, 2011
Well let's see. Geroge Soros invests $637 million in Brazil's Petrobras and 2 days later, Obama commits $10 BILLION US taxpayer dollars to Petrobras. And then imposes a moratorium on US drilling.

Yeah, sheer coincidence.

It doesn't get any more corrupt. We need to impeach this corrupt marxist Kenyan traitor.

SHAME ON AMERICA.
radio free america

Tampa, FL

#21 Feb 27, 2011
The real victims of the obama Presidency are the ordinary Americans that have been duped by obama into voting for him.Those kids on the college campuses...those African-Americans that will follow him off whatever cliff he wants(and they are the only demographic that will continue to do so)...the industrial north whose moderate working class factory and ship yard tradesmen thought there would be a revitalized economy by now...the blue dog Christian country folk that only vote for democrats because its in the family DNA...boy the voter remorse was loud and clear on Nov.2,2010.
I Got Out

United States

#22 Feb 27, 2011
If Obama can mandate Obamacare and say it's contitutional, then Obama can mandate price caps in the USA on a gallon of gas.

In otherwords, the USA government under the commerce clause can regulate the price of a gallon of gas. So if Obamacare is constitutional, regulating the price of a gallon of gas is constitutional, too.

Same thing for electricity prices - they are regulated by state governments.

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