Four years ago, candidate Barack Obama expressed his interest on how to make the United States self-sufficient for its energy needs. This includes sharp increases in the price of coal, which translates into high electric rates, and perhaps five dollar per gallon gasoline.
If you been to a gas station lately, you will see that this promise of high gas prices a promise that the president delivered on. The mainstream media and the Democrats are doing their best to ignore any stories about high gas prices. Four years ago, they blame President Bush for high gas prices that were taking too much of a bite out of the middle class and low income Americans. Now with Barack Obama in the White House, they are saying that there is nothing the president can do about the high prices. So, middle-class Americans, they up. The payroll tax cut is supposed to be providing 40 bucks a paycheck that can go directly into your gas tank. And if the president says that there is nothing he can do, there is nothing he will do.