LETTERS: Favoring the rich costs us allTo the Telegram: When President Obama took office, the national average for regular gas was $1.68. Today it is about $3.50. Why is this?
To the Telegram:
When President Obama took office, the national average for regular gas was $1.68. Today it is about $3.50. Why is this? President Obama once said that energy prices would necessarily go up and one of his advisors, Rahm Emanuel, stated “you never let a serious crisis go to waste,” meaning that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
The president didn’t wait long when the BP deep water drilling rig exploded gulf oil, drilling was stopped. The expensive deep-water drilling rigs sit idle, while many well-paying jobs were lost.
Than the United States through the U.S. export-import bank issued a preliminary commitment of two billion or more of our money to a Brazilian oil company owned by the Brazil government. President Obama stated the United States would be Brazil’s best customer. One of the big beneficiaries was George Soros, who had invested a large amount of money in Brazilian oil.
When President Obama canceled the Keystone Pipeline, a large shovel ready project that would bring oil from Canada to the United States, it cost our country thousands of well-paying union jobs. Did the President say he favored unions? Warren Buffet was another one to benefit from this, because of his large investment in a railroad.
It’s too much favoritism to the rich and influential from the White House.
If China gets the Brazian oil and the Canadian oil over the United States, what does it matter? We won’t have money to gas our cars anyways.
Shell Lake, Wis.