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Energy Week Ahead: House Pumps Up for Gas Price Assault on Obama

Bloomberg Businessweek -- President Barack Obama’s energy policies will face a double-barreled assault this week as the Republican-controlled House holds two hearings focused on surging gasoline prices.

The Natural Resources Committee says the subject of its March 21 session is “Harnessing American Resources to Create Jobs and Address Rising Gasoline Prices.” Chairman Doc Hastings of Washington, in the Republican radio address on March 3, blamed administration policies for the jump in prices, which he noted have more than doubled since Obama took office.

On March 20, a subcommittee led by Doug Lamborn of Colorado will grill Bob Abbey, the director of the Bureau of Land Management, about the pace of permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal lands. Hastings accuses the president of delaying leases.

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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 6:14:46 AM

politics at its finest. Let's show the world how badly corrupt and out of touch w/ the people our politicians really are.
96sc1
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 11:15:05 PM

Over the top, boys!
sparky808
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1:22:12 PM

Thank you for posting.
puinsai808
Champion Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 10:01:43 AM

There is a lot of truth to Nobama's energy policy and our high gasoline prices.
cssco
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 8:24:06 AM

I've read this same story befoe.
feistyfella
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 7:33:57 AM

Pumped up for energy week!
must87searcher
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1:03:05 AM

When there is an election, politicians running for office are on the search for things which they can use to talk voters into going for them. The economy is going to be a big thing. Of course, to keep the battle going, they will use different ideas to stay separated and gain votes.

All just a procedure! Of course it will sure not be a 100% perfect plan with they way they work, trying to be as opposite for each other as much a possible.
Colts13
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1:02:29 AM

Ok.
seeyardee
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:54:09 AM

Now the Republicans are looking out for us? What happened?
defiancegasman
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:52:55 AM

The problem is that the REPUBLICANS wants "AMERICA ADDICTED TO OIL" and block any attempt to develope anything else!!
frostyWV
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:50:42 AM

the blame game.
LostToo
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:48:35 AM

WoW! I just found out something about myself. I find politics in print as boring and sleep inducing as those stories about the stock market. I never knew that about myself.
TBONE3
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:48:34 AM

Another Congressional subcommittee? All they do is talk alot and eat free.
MDTDriver
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:46:06 AM

Just more politcal yak!
Scoutca
All-Star Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:42:44 AM

Fault & Blame don't get much done.... A comprehensive energy policy
and a policy limiting speculation actions might have a much more
significant effect on helping the economy!!!
BobD2009
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:42:28 AM

Obama said under his administration fuel costs would increase. Now he's got it and he must deal with it or face the rath of the vores.
Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:41:58 AM

they are play the blame game
2bigtanks
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:39:47 AM

Everyone at fault...get on with it.
cmsense
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:37:20 AM

Repugnant Gas Bags!!!
Buddy2264
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:36:39 AM

The house of representatives has had two years to create and pass an energy policy that works. I would bet if there is a change the new president cannot do anything about prices either, it will be congress. And if so, they can do it now.
VetteBlue
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:32:06 AM

All of Washington can take the blame.
yakstar
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:30:13 AM

what goes up; must come down
spinning wheel; got to go round...
TheeRedRam
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:29:51 AM

Oh boy
10k
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:28:23 AM

a new start in november would be nice..new people and everything, and if they don't work, we can toss them in 2016..
LoneGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:26:28 AM

It will be hard to get this policy by Obama.
pastorpaulcg
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:26:01 AM

Okay
jrschl
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:22:27 AM

Throw some water on the fire. This needs to get under control.
eppylover
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:20:45 AM

Getting rid of speculation will do wonders. Just TRY it, government!
DJRIO
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:19:37 AM

it is more like grenades moving at slow pace waiting to happen . when it comes watch out .
heartbroken2010
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:18:31 AM

life is exspensive these days.
fullauto
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:13:48 AM

his policy
HEBster
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:12:24 AM

Hmm...Energy policy?
LegoVasavouchi
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:11:38 AM

Fascinating.
vulcan96
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:11:32 AM

what a farce -- just stop all the manipulation/speculation.
tedjm1
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:09:02 AM

Looking to play games with gas prices. Look for who is really causing prices to skyrocket. Oil companies are making huge profits.
LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:08:36 AM

We'll see what happens, but it doesn't look good for us.
Toppers
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:08:33 AM

Start by developing an energy policy and...stickin' to it.
rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:08:09 AM

Yeah, I'm going to listen to the party of NO to Everything!! Regulate Oil Speculation if you want lower gas prices! You may have to quit taking money from Big Oil though. That's the only time the GOP says Yes!
joel27nc
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:07:23 AM

He'll blame it on Bush.
cheapchickKY
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I just love politics (sarcasm).
CartelBuster
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:05:05 AM

He picked Chu, too.
TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:04:22 AM

Gasoline prices could have been held to a lower price by far if Washington had done their job even in the past 3 to 5 yrs. even one year.
DEG
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2012 12:02:14 AM

Obama deserves most of the criticism. He is a NATO (no action talk only) president when it comes to energy (especially oil/gas).
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:59:14 PM

If you haven't had a wage increase in over 5 years, you might want to get another job... Much less for a lnger time. Ouch!

Time to put the hammer down!
thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:59:09 PM

ok
carloco75
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:58:04 PM

Alrighty than
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:57:33 PM

ok
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:56:54 PM

Thats it get all the american oil out of the ground now so we will be a slave to the middle east in 50 years.
monarch57
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:53:46 PM

I haven't had a wage increase in 30 years , gas was 32 centa a liter them and now it's $142.9.
danol43
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:53:14 PM

Accountability.
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Ladies and gentleman, and in this corner...
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