Obama’s Peculiar Idea of Fairness

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The cost to fill up a tank of gas has gone up 83% since President Obama took office. This was not due to oil speculators or to events beyond Obama’s control. Much of the increase can be attributed directly to Obama’s energy policy to clamp down on domestic oil exploration, production and transport in favor of his pie-in-the-sky green energy initiatives and taxpayer-funded benefits to his green energy cronies. Through an out of control Environmental Protection Agency and other overly intrusive regulation bodies, extended drilling moratoriums and outright refusal to permit the Keystone pipeline project to move forward, Obama is fulfilling his campaign promise in January 2008 that, if he were elected, “energy prices would necessarily skyrocket.” Before his nomination, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” They are on their way to achieving their objective. While American consumers are digging deeper into their pockets to pay the skyrocketing price of  gas at the pump, American taxpayers are picking up the bill for Obama’s political patrons in the green energy business. A case in point is Solyndra, the failed green energy company into which the Obama administration poured more than half-a-billion dollars of taxpayer money through its guarantee of a loan to the company at a time when its business was shaky. To add insult to injury, in an outrageous deal to try and keep the sinking ship afloat, the Obama administration arranged for private investors to be paid back before the taxpayers get back a dollar of their handout to Solyndra. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 states that all government loan guarantees “shall be subject to the condition that the obligation is not subordinate to other financing.” Nevertheless, with a straight face, Energy Secretary Chu – who, let’s not forget, wants to artificially boost the price of gasoline at the pump we all pay – defended the Solyndra loan in his congressional testimony. He said that the loan guarantee had nothing to do with politics and was made entirely on the merits. The primary Solyndra investor just happened to be Obama’s campaign donation bundler George Kaiser, who just happened to meet multiple times with one of Obama’s closest aides, Valerie Jarrett. The Obama administration preaches that everyone should play by the same set of rules, while devising all sorts of shortcuts and special favors for its cronies that hurt the rest of us. President Obama’s latest proposed budget punishes the oil and gas industries while lavishing subsidies on green energy industries. One of his proposals is to raise the tax credit for purchase of an electric vehicle from its current level of $7,500 to $10,000. One of those electric vehicles is the $46,000 Chevy Volt. Some celebrities have flocked to this car, such as Jay Leno who was quoted as saying “I just like its environmental technology and it is American technology.” The wealthy celebrities in the 1 percent club who want to display their support for a fossil fuel-free environment can spend whatever they want on their left-wing cause du jour.  However, it is unfair for the rest of us who pay taxes to effectively subsidize their electric car hobby horse via the special $10,000 tax credit they receive for a car that many of us cannot afford. Obama’s Justice Department is also violating Obama’s call for “fairness” and “everybody playing by the same rules.” Perhaps the most glaring example is the free pass the Obama Justice Department gave to the New Black Panther Party when it decided to drop a voter intimidation case against the thugs who were dressed in uniform in front of a polling place, waving night sticks. Career attorneys at the Justice Department thought the case should continue, but they were overruled. But Attorney General Holder had no qualms deciding to block South Carolina’s new photo ID requirement intended to prevent voter fraud. President Obama’s idea of fairness is little more than what benefits his cronies and his constituent base.

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  • Ken

    And people are surprised that Obama is rewarding his friends and punishing his "enemies"? He is an uber-Progressive idealogue who is determined to see America undergo "fundamental transformation". And, it is not the kind of transformation that is indicative fdair play and equal opportunity. It is one of government bureaucrats and cronies picking and choosing the winners/losers and those who will be eligible for benefits. If Obama is reelected, this "transformation" will be put into overdrive becuse there will be no reprecussions for his actions.

  • Anamah

    For that reason and for everything he and the Democratic troupe must go. He and his plague is poisoning our exceptional country so, if not before at least in next elections throw him out! He and all his troupe all of them, we must throw all of them out of power! We need to recover our sanity, our ideals and regain the necessary calm to to continue our journey to pursuing our best destiny. We need to save America, clean her infection and heal her wounds from the totalitarian progressive disease. We all should know, there is not another alike in the whole world.

  • tanstaafl

    It is not what he says, but what he does…….

  • StephenD

    The thought that he actually has a chance at getting re-elected astonishes me. What is wrong with the American people to even consider 4 more years of this enemy within? I am frightened for my grandchildren. It will be impossible for them to be anything other than subjects. No longer will a full independent and practiced citizenship be the rule but rather for them, the mantle of indentured servant of the State at best and outright slave at worst.
    Woe to America if this is allowed.

  • http://www.highpointfamilylaw.com RJA

    The waivers are troublesome.

  • Brujo Blanco

    Obamacare is not about healthcare. It is about power and control. It is about favoritism and punishment of enemies.

  • johnnywoods

    Obummer is a congenital liar, hypocrite, and anti-American. I cannot understand how so many people were swayed by his "hopie changie" bullcrap to begin with.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    No matter how he puts what he is doing it is robbing the taxpayer and ruining
    the producers of this Nation. America a lawless place, that is what he has given
    us and the Congress does nothing, the Supreme Court does nothing and voters
    consider keeping him in Office? National suicide is what is in the wings and
    we must see some sober adults take charge and end the insanity……….William

  • dirtbag

    The O's picture above shows his arrogance and proud. Apparently he think he is one of the elites who can rule the land of the free and the brave.

  • mrbean

    Yassah, Presz Obama dun beez dah black messiah cause heez gonna gif awl daw sista free birt contol pills. Yassah. Den dah playas like meh kin git laid ebery mowning noon un nite. Yassah, Ah beez a playa.

  • mrbean

    Go to http://now.msn.com/now/0218-obama-shark-fin.aspx and see Suzie Wong's fat sister squeezing Obama's butt. Meh luf you rong time Mistah Plezadent. Meh soo hawny, you gots nice butt, me still numbah one f*&kee s&*ckee. Pres Obama gif meh food stamp fuh buy chicky flied lice.

  • Saltire

    Additionally, Mr. Obama said that healthcare would not be rationed. But, states have already begun implementing reductions in coverage that are driven by Obamacare. A defacto rationing of healthcare.

  • Kevin Stroup

    Health care is always rationed. In a socialized system, the government rations it based upon your value to the system. In a free market system, it is rationed based upon ability to pay. But it is always rationed. Nobody is entitled to unlimited healthcare, because nobody, the government or the individual, has unlimited funds.

    I do not like a socialized system because I am not responsible for my own health. That is dangerous and it makes me a slave to the state. Health insurance should be for major, catastrophic health problems. It is not for every little visit you take to the doctor, for every pill you take. We should be paying the simple stuff out of pocket. If we did, prices would drop.

    One more thing. Everyone already has access to healthcare. Has anyone you know ever been stopped by the police from going to the doctor? We have always had universal access to healthcare. What is new is you can make someone else pay for it.

  • http://www.reasonableviews.com Jim

    Technically, that was 4. Couldn't help myself.

  • mrbean

    Stick this pyramid scam crap