According to the media and The President, soaring gas prices are just fine. They are so good, in fact, that the media and politicians are bending over backwards to talk about how great skyrocketing prices can be! Yes, the same people that once derided President Bush for high oil prices are now saying how great this could be for Obama. Geez...
"The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is now $3.53. The average price of a gallon of gasoline is higher than $3.70 in Connecticut, Washington D.C., and New York. In mid‑January 2009 the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States was $1.85, $1.85. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has risen 25 cents since January of this year. Never before in U.S. history has the price of gasoline been this high so early in the year," Glenn said.
"The Oil Price Information Service projects that the price of gas could reach an average of $4.25 a gallon by the end of April."
"But that's not the only thing that you're being hit with now. If you want to get into your car and drive your car all over the country, our politicians are putting up tollbooths. Most of the time these tollbooths are going up on roads that have already been paid for. So now you're paying an outrageous sum of money for gasoline and you're putting up tollbooths and being asked to pay for tolls on roads that have already been paid for," he continued.
There's a new bill in Congress that wants to allow even more highways to be made into toll roads.
"It's almost as if somebody is trying to force us to stop driving our car," Glenn observed.
"So what is the good news? Well, the good news is, is that sources are saying an economic collapse will help the price of oil and gasoline. Because that's what happened in 2008. Remember? Gas was up to $141 a barrel and then crashed down? Because we didn't have any money. There's your good news," Glenn said.
"The president, however, says that, no, no, it's because the world is booming now. The good news is that the price of gasoline is a good sign," he said.
But is that true? Glenn played audio from the last election when people didn't seem to agree.
"What we are seeing is, you know, a government run for the oil company," Democrat Barbara Boxer said just a few years ago when oil prices were high.
"Drivers are paying a heavy price in the Bush administration's failure to enact a comprehensive energy strategy. This Congress, under the Democratic leadership, is working to make up for years of inaction, taking America in a new direction that helps bring down the cost of gas," Pelosi said.
"Gas prices have more than doubled since George Bush became our president," Hillary Clinton said.
And what about President Obama? "I understand how desperate folks are. I met a guy who couldn't go on a job search, had lost his job, couldn't go on a job search because of the high price of gas. Just couldn't fill up his tank. I met a teacher in South Dakota who loved her job as a teacher on an Indian reservation. They had to quit because the drive was too far. She ‑‑ it was taking up too much of her paycheck. I know how bad people are hurting. "
The President has also said that gas prices are rising due to the surging economy...really? Really?
And what are people in the media saying are the benefits of high gas?
More jobs! (where?)
It encourages us to look for alternative fuel sources! (Yay?)
2,220 people have already been saved over the past year because of reduction in driving has led to less particle pollution in the air. (Really?)
Get more in the clip at the top of the page to hear the astonishing audio.