Speaker Boehner tackled the hypocrisy of President Obama’s rhetoric versus action in energy policy saying, ”There’s a big gap between what the president promises and what he talks about, and the actions that he’s taking. And I think honest, hard-working taxpayers deserve actions that match the words.“
Today Mr. Obama is in Oklahoma attempting to drum up support for half of a pipeline – yes, half. Mr. Obama personally lobbied against and subsequently blocked approval of the Keystone pipeline that would’ve created more than 20,000 jobs (directly and indirectly) by most estimates, stimulated local economies and lowered the price of fuel. Not coincidentally, the Keystone pipeline would’ve run through all red states.
Speaker Boehner had this to say:
And finally, Mr. Obama, in his own words circa 2008 (hint: he has no desire to see gas prices decrease; comments substantiated by his backtracking Secretary of Energy, Mr. Chu.):
As of today, the average price of gas (nationally) is $4.32 per gallon.