Over the past four years the Obama team has not had much luck with convincing congress to increase the gas taxes but they have had some success in sliding billions of dollars into “greenie” initiatives that have increased America’s energy costs. Also the ramping up of EPA regulations have stymied electrical and gas plant expansions and limited production which in turn has caused increases in prices to consumers. Millions of dollars have been spent in alternative energy boondoggles including the much ballyhooed Solyndra Solar Energy federal guarantee that left the taxpayers out millions when the company folded. In addition the presidential team’s failure to take even the simplest actions to promote our energy self-sufficiency such as approving the Keystone Pipeline has caused our consumer prices to sky-rocket.
I think Daniel Graeber writing for Oil price.com put it best when he said:
“Constituents in a democratic society have a reasonable expectation to get the information needed from their elites to make informed decisions at the ballot box. When emotional appeals, however, trump information, there's little actual knowledge gained, much less any value, from the ongoing political theater that is getting passed off as U.S. domestic energy policy”President Obama and Senator Tester's belated sudden interest in what is best for the American consumer is nothing more than a well orchestrated farce on the voting public. I hope the American voters aren’t really as dim-witted as these guys think we are.