GOP Address: American Energy Could Be...

GOP Address: American Energy Could Be Great Success Story

There are 11 comments on the KBOI-AM Boise story from Apr 14, 2012, titled GOP Address: American Energy Could Be Great Success Story. In it, KBOI-AM Boise reports that:

Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan says in this week's Republican address that "energy could be a great American success story," but the energy policies of the Obama administration "are moving us backwards, and making gas prices even worse." Upton quotes Vice President Biden as saying that "our energy policy is the best it's ever been," before pointing ... (more)

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Apr 14, 2012
Today we're knocking at the door of a brighter energy future; one that promises abundant, secure, and cheaper North American supplies, as long as Washington doesn't create artificial obstacles. That is what Republicans are working toward, and we invite the president to join us," Upton says, wrapping up the address. "If he won't lead, we will."

Lead us right into the crapper.

Teabaggers want more oil drilling, only to have oil companies EXPORT the oil companies finished product, refined fuel.

Teabaggers don't want to discuss keeping some of that oil for ourselves, that would be "socialism" and against "free market" principles but teabaggers are begging the government to open up Federal lands for oil drilling and continue tax breaks and incentives for more drilling.

So why do teabaggers insist on the governments help,(socailism, taxpayer $$$, taxpayer land) for oil companies to drill refine and then EXPORT their product?

Private profit, socialized loss.

Teabagger "capitalism".
Robert

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Apr 14, 2012
Obama is only months from saving us from ourselves. Once re elected he will have more flexibility to bring gas prices up to 6 or 7 dollars a gallon. Thus stemming the tide of global warming and breathing life into alternate energy development thus bringing china out of a economic slow down which might effect our market since they manufacture the solar stuff.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#3 Apr 14, 2012
yes, it's the worst recovery from a recession since--ever--and this would be the perfect time to SPEND our way out of this mess. good thinking, obama. let's sink trillions into algae power research. then we will beat those mean old chinese!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#4 Apr 14, 2012
future generations will look at the obama "era" and truly wonder what the hell were these people thinking electing a man with the ego of lyndon johnson, the ethics of richard nixon and the backbone of jimmy carter...
S-N-A-F-U

Chandler, AZ

#5 Apr 14, 2012
Like most of the empty suits failures, he hides under his desk and blames Boosh, or circumstances beyond his control, such as escalating gas prices. He blames it on speculators and "Harvey the invisible rabbit."

Obama has never been a friend of fossil fuels, and has done everything to stymie production in our country since he took office. We've always had speculators, but not an imbecile that puts our fortunes on failed green energy projects that are MANY decades away from replacing the engine that drives this economy.

The problem is, beside this president, is OPEC, the members control the production of OIL at our chagrin, because they no longer have real competition from us with this president sitting in the oval orifice. The old formula of meeting Supply and demand is through enhanced competition, which brings down prices....

In the mean time - we're sitting on the largest energy source in the world -- not to worry though, we can put his promises of a replacement in the form slime or fungus in our gas tank in the very near future. <wink>
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#6 Apr 14, 2012
Faced with sluggish sales at home, American refineries are shipping their gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products abroad in record amounts, turning the country into a net exporter of fuel.

And that's one of the reasons why gasoline now costs more than ever before, for this time of year.

The United States, long the world's most voracious consumer of fuel, still imports almost half of its crude oil, the raw material for gasoline and diesel. But starting in 2008, the country began exporting more refined petroleum products than it imported. And the gap keeps growing.

Oil refiners export more.
Americans pay more.

Teabagger "success" story?
Sick of Stupid

Ames, IA

#8 Apr 14, 2012
IT is true, we are selling gasoline and diesel to other countries...lots of it.
We can make gasoline cheaper than any other country on the planet. The reason is natural gas. refineries have to burn fuels refined from crude to power the refining process. We are not doing it that way. We are using natural gas to fire the refineries, which is an INSTNAT 35% boost in production. Fracking, all that good stuff is making gasoline really really cheap to make. You have to remember that in an oil based economy, oil does not follow the rules. We have an abundant cheap supply of gasoline. It should be cheap. IT's not because it can be sold to other markets at a fair price, with a good mark up. But they do not have to follow the regular economic rules. They operate outside of the basic supply and demand theory.
The price of gasoline will never significantly drop, ever, no matter what. It does not have to. The price of gasoline drives human production. You need gas. When the price went up $1.50 a gallon, nobody stopped driving. Most people had to work later, pull an extra shift, cut the neichborhood lawns, riding a bike, whatever, but we all keep driving the same cars the same amount generally. So with cheap gas, no one will have to work as hard, production will go down, businesses will close,,unemployment will go up, yadda yadda yadda...
In 10,000 years this will be known as the Petroleum Age.

“too hard to handle”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#10 Apr 15, 2012
This is about money, period. There have been clean energy initiatives since the sixties. Every time some company, university, or an enterprising individual comes up with something that makes sense and works, it's regulated to death in favor of the oil companies just keeping the crude addiction going. I am not a scientist, but I know we have had access to solar energy for about 50 years. Regulation and taxes make it too expensive.

Processes like coal liquefaction (technology in place since the 1920's)that can really help in an environmentally friendly are just taxed and regulated to near non existence while the oil and natural gas companies seem to operate with little or no regulatory restrictions.

We like our oil and gas, plentiful and convenient. Just keep paying the same companies more and more for overpriced product.

Yep, keep payin chevron and all the others what they want. Whatever they say, it is all about the money!

“too hard to handle”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#11 Apr 15, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
Today we're knocking at the door of a brighter energy future; one that promises abundant, secure, and cheaper North American supplies, as long as Washington doesn't create artificial obstacles. That is what Republicans are working toward, and we invite the president to join us," Upton says, wrapping up the address. "If he won't lead, we will."
Lead us right into the crapper.
Teabaggers want more oil drilling, only to have oil companies EXPORT the oil companies finished product, refined fuel.
Teabaggers don't want to discuss keeping some of that oil for ourselves, that would be "socialism" and against "free market" principles but teabaggers are begging the government to open up Federal lands for oil drilling and continue tax breaks and incentives for more drilling.
So why do teabaggers insist on the governments help,(socailism, taxpayer $$$, taxpayer land) for oil companies to drill refine and then EXPORT their product?
Private profit, socialized loss.
Teabagger "capitalism".
"knocking on the door of a brighter energy future...." ????. Freethinking entrepreneurs have been trying to kick that door down since the invention of the automobile and since the industrial revolution began! The problem is excessive intrusive oil company protecting government regulation and taxation of those efforts.

“too hard to handle”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#12 Apr 15, 2012
"If he won't lead, we will..."??? Where exactly the ^#(( has this "leadership" been for the last 70 or 80 years while entrepreneurs have come out with, for example, what is now the honda hybrid powertrain (yes, an american engineer invented its prototype in the 70's)? Where was the help and leadership been to help develop coal liquefaction in WVA in the 70's?

It's all just words.

“too hard to handle”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#13 Apr 15, 2012
1978/79 David Arthurs of Arkansas invented invented the direct brake regenerative hybrid powertrain in his garage. Where was the "leadership" then!

I'll tell you where! It's in Fujitsu heavy industries, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, and VW, not in the US!

It's just words!

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