Obama on Skyrocketing Gas Prices: We’re ‘Saving People Money at the Pump’

Posted by on Feb 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Let’s overlook the fact gas prices have risen every single day since his inauguration. Instead, believe the lies, you idiot, low-information voters.

Chard also spoke with President Obama about rising gas prices in Charleston.

“Gas prices continue to be an ongoing problem,” said Obama. “I’m proud of the fact that under my administration, oil production is higher than it has been in a decade or more. We have seen a doubling of fuel efficiency standards on cars over the next several years, so that is saving people money at the pump.”

So a doubling of fuel efficiency standards that will increase the cost of every vehicle sold, coupled with gas prices that have doubled since he took office, is saving you money. Got that? And he’s proud of it. Now if you had a reporter with a shred of dignity instead of a being a panting lapdog, they’d throw such inconvenient truths back in his face. But his outlandish statements are ignored.

The president said one of the things that must happen in order to lower gas prices is to make the “overall economy use less oil.”

That won’t be difficult with so many millions of Americans out of work thanks to him.

9 Responses to “Obama on Skyrocketing Gas Prices: We’re ‘Saving People Money at the Pump’”

  1. Blue Hen on 21/21/13 at 2:36 pm

    “We have seen a doubling of fuel efficiency standards on cars over the next several years”

    What the fuck does this even mean? The first part indicates something in the past. Then it changes into the future. This is Orwell with training wheels.

    He told this lie during the SOTU show. He declares a standard, and then pretends that what he decreed actually exists.

  2. Ragspierre on 21/21/13 at 2:50 pm

    Uh…and don’t EVEN mention the slaughter on our highways when we are forced into less crash-worthy moonpony engineered cars.

    How many chil’ren will be killed because of this stupidity…???

  3. MT Geoff on 21/21/13 at 3:12 pm

    Gas prices have gone to roughly double their low at Inauguration 2009, depending on what market you’re buying gas in.
    They have not risen every day since Obama took office, no more than they rose every day in late 2008. Gas prices have fluctuated a good deal, rising and falling repeatedly. The trend has been higher, surely, but not “every day”.
    Right now my local gas is well below the national average and well below its peak since Jan 2009. Obama’s policies do tend to push gas prices higher than they would otherwise be, but his policies are only one influence on a volatile market.
    As for CAFE — where is the Constitutional brief for the federal government to mandate economic activity related to commodities? The federal government might — only might — be said to have a role in vehicle safety, but none at all in fuel economy.

  4. Ragspierre on 21/21/13 at 4:00 pm

    “…gas prices have risen every single day since his inauguration…”

    Read more closely, Geoff.

  5. the audacity of hype on 21/21/13 at 4:43 pm

    About 4$ a gallon here comrades. Those magic eco-friendly unicorn fart powered shit box cars should be online anytime. Comrade dear leader has his laser like focus on it.

  6. Vic Kelley on 21/21/13 at 7:02 pm

    obama wants credit for fuel efficiency is that it? Forget that. What he gets credit for is devaluing our dollar and wrecking our economy. Even when demand falls we don’t get a break on gas prices. And diesel for heavens sake the price of it never seems to go down. That hurts us all worse than the price of gasoline.

  7. LGoPs on 21/21/13 at 7:15 pm

    Hey, I have a name for these new, fuel efficient, central planning committee cars of the future. Why don’t we call them Trabants? Because..um…Forward.

  8. © Sponge on 22/22/13 at 1:23 pm


    Sorry, but point to your head and read the first two letters of your name.

    M. T. That’s where you’re at.

  9. MT Geoff on 22/22/13 at 4:36 pm

    “Let’s overlook the fact gas prices have risen every single day since his inauguration. ”
    Okay, that’s the first line of the post and it’s wrong.
    The thrust of the post is valid. Gas prices have trended up since Obama was inaugurated and his policies have made that trend stronger rather than weaker. I said that.
    But it’s false to say they’ve risen every single day. I decline to accept the calumny being tossed at me. As Maddie Ross says, “I will not be pushed around when I am in the right.”