How do you …


By: Patti Bankson
… Lament high gas prices in the U.S.while literally refusing to do anything about them? No, I’m not talking to the big, bad oil companies; I’m talking to our clueless, veracity-challenged President and his cronies/yes-men in Congress. Whaddya mean whaddoi mean?? Doncha know all this stuff?? Like while liberals are yakking about how “Drill, Baby, Drill”, is a stupid, ineffective policy that won’t solve our energy problems, (Likewise, producing more coal, and/or natural gas) that we’d still be dependent on foreign countries. Ah, “veracity” raises its ugly head: Although we have natural resources aplenty, rather than develop them, support American companies here, create jobs for Americans here, liberals choose to go elsewhere. LikeBrazil.
In 2009, “Obama” loaned $2 Billion to Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, to develop infrastructure and production there, while slapping the crud out of Americans, and American companies, who’d like to see that happen here… launching a PR war against them while he promotes an offshore drilling partnership with Brazil… while imposing moratoriums on US companies who want to drill in our own waters. Adding insult to injury, not only did “we” loan Brazil big $$, we also told them, “We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely”. Then promised that “when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers. At a time when we’ve been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States could not be happier with the potential for a new, stable source of energy.”
        How do you do that, Mr. President… how do you slam the door in the face of American business, and American workers who need jobs… how do you choose to support job creation in Brazil when our unemployment rate is too high, and our borrowing and spending are obscene? How do you tell us that the only answer to our energy crisis is algae, while happily pumping American taxpayers’ $$ into the Brazilian economy and oil into their barrels, so that we can then spend even more taxpayer $$ to buy the oil in those barrels. It looks to me that in addition to his law school diplomas, President Obama must have earned diplomas in “Craftiness” and “Wiliness”, because although he likes to do a lot of investing, and loves proposing programs that we really can’t afford, he obviously knows NOTHING about investing, economics or business. I have to wonder who balances the Obama’s personal bank accounts. If they do as well with that, as he does with our country’s accounts, well… let’s just say, they’d be in a heap of hurt along with the rest of us.
How do you do that? I’ll tell you how… you print $$ until the ink runs out, you totally ignore any notion that a budget might be called for (after how many days without one?), and every time you run out of money you squeeze the peons until there’s just nothing left. By that time, you’ve probably managed to really grow your portfolio, like the rest of D.C. elites, leave the White House without a backward glance, and with these words: Let them eat cake, or grass, or whatever…
How do you do that??
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