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-- about this special edition of Hannity as we focus on how the president's economic agenda has impacted many of the challenges that we face as a nation.
From the energy crisis to unemployment and as we continue tonight wanna take -- very close look at the administration's controversial energy policy now in recent weeks.
The president has traveled across the country and made some very bold claims about his efforts to increase oil production domestically.
And much much more take a look.
We are producing more oil than any time the last eight years under my administration oil production in America.
Is at an eight year high over the last three years I've directed my administration open up millions of makers over the last.
Three years my administration has opened up.
Millions of acres of land we've quadrupled the number of operating oil -- were opening up.
More than 75.
Percent of our potential oil resources offshore offshore I've directed my administration to open up more than 75%.
-- our potential.
-- all resources under my administration.
America is producing more oil today.
Then at any time in the last eight years were producing more oil right now and you're an American.
Than at any time.
In the last eight years before all right joining me data help compare -- president's energy stump speech.
To the realities that we face is a country the former CEO got published -- of former presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Along with Washington columnist and senior editor for fortune magazine Fox News contributor Nina -- guys welcome both thank you thought wait a minute.
If you look at North Dakota.
Where unemployment is 3% talking about private lands in the reality is that leases have gone down 50% and and he's made it more difficult for drilling on.
Even though where public -- this sad president running for reelection money drill baby drill platform -- I was like I -- look.
Gas prices are a hot -- so what he's doing is.
Bringing out these numbers the facts are that -- drilling on federal lands has actually gone down it's come up on state lands and private lands.
The other thing is leases have actually gone down since the -- 60% about 50%.
And the thing is he has see if he's going to be honest with the American people he asked to admit.
That a lot of the production that he's boasting about right now actually was.
Okayed it during the Bush Administration it's George Bush's.
This is an interesting point that you bring up Nina and because he likes the blame George W.
Bush likes to when Fox News talk radio Karl Rove Ed Gillespie.
-- -- Sean Hannity Herman Cain is gets a -- -- in there blames everybody as tsunami the earthquake kiosks ATM is the list goes on.
But here's something interesting he inherited gas prices that it dollar eighty cents a gallon -- fort miles a gallon I don't hear blaming that George W.
Bush he gave me.
Under two dollars a gallon gas.
This is the most -- was president in history.
And I say that reluctantly because I was hoping that this president was succeed he's the most disingenuous president in history and here's why he gets away with it.
America is divided into two groups -- clue less.
And those that know what's -- all.
And unfortunately I believe that part of that strategy is for him to make disingenuous statements like that and the mainstream media is not going to challenge -- I would just add I would just bring up the -- is Herman talked about.
With a longer term view I mean I think there's a danger though in connecting current.
Gas prices to what a president can currently do -- we have to look over the expanse of his time in office he said everything's gonna be on the table.
While he originally was a clean -- guy that's off the table.
I he was originally for nuclear what we've seen one plans.
Approved that the chairman of the agency that he appointed voted against it.
He's now says he likes natural gas but natural gas folks think that he's the all the regulations he's gonna.
Are are -- impede that and he loves to bash big oil which is also responsible for.
Yeah the production that he wants to replace his now he claims that you know if anyone hear anybody say drill baby drill we're doing that he -- and all the above guy.
But actions do speak louder than words.
The -- I want to go back to these remarks that we just heard the president stump speech.
Is he lying to the American people -- dishonest does he really believe that because the reality I think is very different than what he's saying.
We could drill in the 48 states we you go after oil shell east to West Coast the Gulf Coast and -- And that we have all those natural gas and office senator inhofe says for well over a hundred years to be self sufficient the president's rhetoric is simply not true.
No matter how you call it.
And all of the experts and all even some of the governmental agencies.
Have documented the fact that we have years in the hundreds of years of the energy.
If we were to use all of the -- we all the Saudi Arabia of coal.
But yet the president is very natural -- and natural gas.
But they're creating barriers to prevent.
Onto the -- and businesses to really go after is this really come down to that the Democratic Party in this president in particular is beholden.
To an environmental movement.
That is against drilling against coal mining or expanding coal mining against nuclear power.
And that is that what does not about it definitely colors his view and I think then what you're saying as an alternative to all the other stuff that -- -- was gonna put on the table.
Is this -- continued subsidies for Green energy.
And that's taken us down the trail cylinder we saw where that happened.
We -- we see and we we have all these hopes can on the electric car was on the Chevy Volt voltage accident rate 101000 dollar bonus to buy this piece of junk but yeah well it's I mean if I didn't temporarily suspend that production on that because it's and people are buying it -- its chips themselves legacy he wants when -- -- -- -- -- It's it you know they.
And renewable energy it's -- it's it.
Great in concept but in the fact of the matter -- -- -- 5% of our -- our energy needs and some of -- like wind power -- Minnesota native and.
Also you know that's not only hyperbole it's demagoguing when he says Republicans want he -- -- the Republicans want dirty air and dirty water.
They want kids with Down syndrome and autism and the elderly to fend for themselves.
So when the you know how the Republicans from a political point of -- wouldn't and you just came out of a pretty intense primary battle.
How did they fight back against that propaganda or narrative of the.
But the president they simply have to present the facts to the American people simply and succinctly.
Look if you could that the here's the fundamental flaw in what the president.
It appeared that he's trying to do.
It -- -- -- to the fullest the development of technological breakthroughs but -- pick one as the moves us.
-- government doesn't do a good job of picking winners and loses the marketplace does this is why government should get out of the way.
And every time they try to pick a win -- -- -- -- big mess up the whole chain look if you go back to when we used to depend upon -- it.
We use the boring will -- clean energy rack and cut down a tree anymore I don't might look at -- my backyard get 101000 dollar decline you'll you'll get arrested.
All right it was technological breakthrough that move us from bullet to coal from coal to natural gas it was -- government program.
It wasn't the government trying to pick 1000 loses the marketplace an entrepreneur -- -- Breakthroughs and and and creativity it's what got us at that -- now I'm not against alternative fuels.
I just think that the marketplace all of it is sad when they're ready and when they will be apple based simply not ready right now because thank you both from me when that I knew coming up.
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