Obama’s Real Oil Agenda

Heritage Action’s communications director, Dan Holler, has a new column this week exposing the true energy goals of President Obama:

“During a speech in Miami, President Obama planted himself firmly in the use less oil camp. Amidst laughter, he said efficiency was one of the ‘easiest ways to reduce our dependence on oil.’ Missing from the phrase was the word ‘foreign.’ Was it simply just a slip of the tongue, or something more revealing?

“Well, just a month earlier when President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline, he claimed the rejection was part of his commitment to policies that reduce our ‘dependence on oil.’ President Obama does not just want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, as he frequently states, but all oil.

“Now, it may be tempting to dismiss the presence or absence of the word ‘foreign’ as mere semantics – and that is exactly what the White House wants you to do. The truth, though, is that the policy implications are huge.

“If you want to reduce America’s reliance on foreign oil, as many do, you proceed with domestic oil production as rapidly as possible. With more than 200 years of oil in the ground, a strategy of domestic production makes sense…unless you are opposed to oil consumption.”

You can read the full article here.

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