How much more are you paying for gas under Obama?
Senate candidate George Allen's gas calculator puts price hike into perspective
- Duration 8:08
- Date Mar 22, 2012
Senate candidate George Allen's gas calculator puts price hike into perspective
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Obama back -- -- were talking about how to fix skyrocketing prices of gas the administration is running on fumes when President Obama took office in 2009.
The national average for the price of gas was one dollar and 84 cents but today it has doubled to three dollars and 89 cents.
And the RNC wants to make sure that Americans know how all of this could have been prevented.
-- -- You were quoted as saying quote somehow we have to figure out how to boost for.
The price of gasoline to the levels in Europe price of gasoline in Europe we're about eight dollars a gallon I would say -- would give myself a little higher.
The Obama administration rejected think -- -- pipeline.
All those series and when you're ready to start selling we want to be what are your best customers.
Talk about opening up here is merely tall taxpayer money was given to the now bankrupt company.
Prices are off the charts for 99 break down and.
-- my next -- is here to put things in perspective now is a brand new gas price calculator online it's a www.
Too much at the pump dot com now here's how it works -- he drives for example Ford Taurus if you drive -- that when Obama took office.
You -- paying just 35 dollars to fill up your tank but now -- costing you well over seventy dollars pretty shocking joining me now.
The man running for his old senate seat in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Former Georgia I'm sorry former Virginia governor and senator George Allen Gloria good as -- senator good to -- -- state senator again because it's gonna happen.
You know where we'll look at it that's double the price you know -- -- -- this is the one issue that the president doesn't blame George Bush for.
Well President Bush.
-- -- was one who -- in favor of allowing us for example in Virginia to explore for oil and natural gas off our coast.
If I'm hired on by the people of Virginia to represent them in their voices.
And Washington on day one I'm introducing a bill allowed Virginia to produce oil and gas off our coast and use the royalties for roads and transportation.
There out of touch that the whole purpose of this too much at the pump dot com.
-- to realize that people are paying 253035.
Dollars -- don't want to every time they sell up to and you think what would people do that extra thirty dollars they might go to a restaurant.
May -- for their children's college education my -- save it pay down yet.
It would we can be paid two dollars and now we have enough gas Jim -- said minimum what seventy years minimum without even touching oil shale.
And on top of that we've got natural gas said that you know we can.
We kid you know have for a hundred plus years.
And coal and -- is our number one in the world when it comes to energy resources.
If we unleash them -- -- sources we've got more affordable fuel more affordable food.
More affordable electricity we wouldn't be so vulnerable to allow outside -- -- forces.
We have a -- way -- we can never reimbursed -- the -- and our industry in our country make our country much more competitive for investment and jobs.
The federal government -- get over trillion dollars in revenues.
Without raising taxes and really keep in our money here in the united states of a Merrill.
Seven it's good for all sort National Security Council president from earlier today -- he's climate where drilling and -- -- -- drill baby drill you know we women know that -- Well we have a new study the proves otherwise but this was him from earlier today.
We have been drilling.
We're drilling right now under my administration America is producing more oil today.
Then at any time in the last eight years.
We've added enough oil and gas pipeline to circle the entire -- and then some.
The problem is not.
That we're not drilling.
Or that we're not producing more oil we are producing more oil than any time the last eight years.
That's not the problem.
They're probably a few spots where we're not drilling it's -- you know what I'm not drilling but in the south -- We're not drilling -- Washington monument.
I don't -- any it is funny now there was a study congressional research service which by the way is nonpartisan.
They came out he's bragging about we've increased drilling -- 96% of the total increase.
-- domestic production has occurred on non federal land the number of leases and permits had been cut.
In half and more -- he's not -- he's been dishonest there.
Well -- -- to factor mentioned Virginia he has said none of the people of Virginia would like to explore off our coast.
He said no to -- their oil from Canada he's also -- keystone pipeline and then the other thing is is -- cap and trade energy tax.
That they are trying to impose to EPA that's gonna shut down coal.
Which is a major supplier -- jobs and obviously affordable electricity our country so.
The reality is is it not only is against -- Alaska and Virginia the permits in the golf for a fraction of where they were before.
And then this -- if we're not gonna get -- from America Canada is good reliable neighbor.
An ally and showed that the reality is is everything they're doing.
Is driving up the costs and then they say will supply doesn't matter the saudis just this week said they were gonna increase production.
Price of oil dropped they would I -- just by the prospects of the drilling -- -- any order in which we announced that it would it are you know nice -- liberals get mad because I call the president president crybaby I mean.
Blames George W.
Bush for everything except.
The price aghast that he inherited it -- you know dollar eighty a gallon.
He blames talk radio Rush Limbaugh Karl Rove Sean Hannity.
Fox News Ed Gillespie the Supreme Court the Arab Spring tsunamis kiosks ATMs earthquakes.
Europe Wall Street rich millionaires billionaires and angle on him blames everybody.
Now -- we found somebody else -- to -- today the reason for Solyndra -- -- Was not his fault even though it was his -- dollars that got access to his White House like four times the week before they got your money that they poured down the drain.
Now he's blaming China and congress for his decision process.
We are doing they all the above strategy right and obviously we wish slimmer and gone bankrupt.
Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways the -- and compete but understand it.
This was not our program for say congress Democrats and Republicans put together a loan guarantee program because they understood historically.
That when you get.
It's -- to raise money for startups.
But if you want to take on the scale oftentimes there's a lot of risk involved and the what the loan guarantee program was designed to do was to help.
Start -- companies get to scale.
He's not drilling claims he is and then he he's responsible for the decision Bush Administration rejected that it's not our problem.
Program -- say.
It because of the Chinese in congress.
That's is it is that how desperate they are.
Yeah and and they -- no one's paying attention to -- to accurate facts of an insulin -- is probably the word that best explains.
This administration's counter productive punishing energy policies but -- the good news says it doesn't have to be this -- and envisioning a better future for our country and part of that is unleashing our American energy resources and and we just need to change.
The players and the designers and in Washington DC to make sure that we have decision makers who are -- have the political will.
Just say look we have these energy resources under our land and -- -- -- we have the resources and the creativity.
Of the American people.
Let's make sure -- America we can and we can have an industrial Renaissance in this country improve people's quality of life.
Not have to spend -- people or hurt -- -- by this are lower and middle income working people.
And this is a very regressive harmful policy for families particularly those who live in the suburbs south and rural areas of drive longer distances.
If we would inflate our tires and get tune ups and use algae world better analogies or other great idea yeah yeah senator I'm not gonna sit -- of course sarcastically of course good to see -- -- -- -- and still.