Obama, GOP Continue Sparring On Energy In Weekly Messages

President Barack Obama and Republicans again focused their weekly media messages on the high price of gasoline.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama renewed his call for Congress to end tax subsidies for the oil and gas industry. He says the nation needs to develop alternative sources of energy in the face of rising gasoline prices.

He says such a vote would put lawmakers on record on whether they "stand up for oil companies" or "stand up for the American people."

For the GOP, Colorado Rep. Cory Gardner says his constituents have been hard hit by an increase in gasoline prices and are "fed up."

He placed the blame squarely on Obama, saying high gas prices "are a symptom of his failed `stimulus' policies."

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM
    the oil co .get the same tax breaks ,like walmart ,sears and so-on . ,if you cut their's cut them all .
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 04:15 PM
    We need a new president that will actively create an energy policy to lower the price of gasoline. Working class Americans are especially suffering. Inflation is coming too due to Obama's lack of an energy plan to lower the price of gasoline, which will increase cost of transportation of goods.
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      by W hat ? on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:03 PM in reply to
      FYI...the president DO NOT CONTROL OIL PRICES, oil is a Global Commodity, any 5th Grader knows that.
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        by WOW on Mar 19, 2012 at 05:33 AM in reply to W hat ?
        Nobody said he controls them. But his policies can effect them, if he had any policies.
  • by Demosthenes on Mar 18, 2012 at 01:21 PM
    Fact: reducing the subsidies will cause prices to rise. Anyone who thinks the gas companies won't pass on the costs is hopelessly optomistic. Fact: Obama has said repeatedly he wants gas prices to be higher (just not recently because he wants to get re-elected). Conclusion: the price increases are all according to plan and the only direction Obama wants is for the prices to go higher. He'll say something different in an attempt to keep his job, but results speak louder, especially for a politician who has been known to "stretch" the truth before.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2012 at 07:00 PM in reply to Demosthenes
      Do you realize how stupid that sounds? If high gas prices can hamper his re-election, why would he want them to keep rising? PS...stop letting Rush think for you.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 at 08:28 AM in reply to
        Apparently you listen to Rush more than I do because I don't listen to him. These are my own independant observations. Besides, he knows that it doesn't matter who's to blame but what matters is who the people blame. In other words, he can get his wish of higher prices if he can blame it on someone else, as he's done time and time again. Those are his words by the way, not mine. He has said repeatedly that he wants higher energy costs across the board, at least until recently. It's just like the transparent administration promise. He says one thing then does another. The red herring is what he says now because everything now is for re-election.
  • by gased out Location: Elizabeth city on Mar 18, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    They can look at all other ways but thats not going to help us right now. It will be years before they can do anything. Do something now. Its just not Obama its the state and fed. tax on the gas. I dont like Obama but its not all him. The gas companies is doing and all of the other countries using gas.

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