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Obama Fights American Oil and Gas

Recorded on March 29, 2011

It's time for common sense; I'm Ernest Istook.


$4-a-gallon gasoline is another headache caused by Washington.

Obamacare is driving up insurance costs; ethanol is driving up food costs; and light bulb prices are through the roof, based on a dubious claim that they will lower your electric bill. They're as big a bust as the Chevy Volt.

President Obama claims he's doing something about energy prices, but it's usually the wrong something. The oil and gas industry has documented 27 different actions –yes 27-- taken by President Obama to suppress domestic oil and gas production—raising the high prices you pay at the pump. And on his trip to Brazil Obama supported drilling there instead of here—saying American needs to be their best customer.

Wouldn't it be nice if he supported jobs and lower prices here, by ceasing to block America's own oil and gas industry?

For common sense, from The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.