Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where's the Outrage?


Since January 1st of this year, moreover since our new President and chief diety was sworn in, gasoline prices have skyrocketed. In January, pump prices in Kansas City bottomed out near $1.35 a gallon with lower prices in some eastern burbs of the city. These days however, prices in the area average $2.50 a gallon, even more on the Kansas side, representing an almost 80% increase in the per gallon price. Industry experts say that's the sharpest increase in history over a 6-month period of time. Other industry analysts are predicting $3.00/gal prices by the July 4th holiday.
But where's the outrage?
Last summer, when gas prices hovered near the $4.00 per gallon mark, the mainstream media decried the evil Dick Cheney and George Bush were busy lining the pockets of their oil company buddies. Business reporters at MSNBC and CNN were quick to jump on the bandwagon, spewing bile about record oil company profits and the evil Republicans who benefit from the "price gouging" at the pump.
All of that media outrage has strangely (well, not so much)disappeared.
Why?
Where's the outrage now?

Well you won't hear about it on CNN or PMS-NBC. ABC won't tell you - especially given they'll be doing the nightly news from the Blue Room of the White House next Wednesday evening. (but they're not in the tank- ohh noooo)

The answer - this administration wants you to suffer at the pump (among other places) so they can jam cafe standards for auto makers down your throat and drive the "unheathy" and evil SUV to extinction. All in the name of their clean earth, environmentalist whacko agenda.

Hang on to your wallets folks - this is just the beginning.

1 comment:

elBryan said...

Our president admitted that he didn't care how high gasoline prices went, as long as it didn't happen overnight..

In addition to the prices jumping, our representatives are discussing raising taxes on fuel as well..

Finally, with The Government essentially running GM and Chrysler, and mandating that they build smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles, it's in their interest to make sure that we can't afford much gasoline.

Two words; Drill Local.