President’s State of the Union: A Plan Without Action Isn’t a Plan. It’s a Speech. Le

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  1. Earth Wind and Fire

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    T. Boone Pickens says:

    President Barack Obama talked about energy in his State of the Union address as every President since Richard Nixon has done. In his State of the Union address, President Obama came out strongly for the continued development of natural gas as a major American resource.

    That is great news and music to my ears. I have championed a comprehensive national energy strategy – the Pickens Plan – since 2008, with natural gas as a cornerstone. The goal has been to get off OPEC oil by using natural gas for heavy duty trucking.

    While I’m obviously heartened by the President’s endorsement of that, I’m also a realist. A plan wihout action isn’t a plan, it’s a speech. The OPEC oil threat is real. Our national security is threatened by it as is our economic future. After 40 years we just take OPEC for granted, and that’s a big mistake.

    As far back as his first State of the Union, President Obama talked about creating and moving energy in new ways. He said “We will soon lay down thousands of miles of power lines that can carry new energy to cities and towns across the country.”

    Few, if any, miles of new power lines have been proposed, much less sited, engineered or installed. Great plan. No action.

    http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/...s-act-on-energy?trk=tod-home-art-list-large_0
     
  2. InTheLight

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    Yep, energy independence is another speech topic that gets no end of mention but very little is done about it. Fact is, if Obama were serious about energy independence and building infrastructure he would approve the Keystone pipeline.

    Another great sounding sound bite that all presidents since Gerald Ford have been touting is allowing individuals to buy health insurance at the same group rates that employers enjoy. We just had an overhaul of health insurance regulations. Funny, I didn't see the same rates as group rates offered to individuals, in fact, most folks had their premiums go up.
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    As Pickens pointed out in the Forbes piece he wrote that mirrors this, the Great Pretender said that the natural gas boom "needs to be encouraged" in his SOTU last year. Did he do anything then? No. Will he do anything now. Unlikely.

    He's worthless.
     
  4. FollowTheWay

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    Don't you realize that under President Obama we are less dependent on foreign oil than under the Bush administration.

    The United States relied on net imports (imports minus exports) for about 40% of the petroleum (crude oil and petroleum products) that we consumed in 2012. Just over half of these imports came from the Western Hemisphere. Our dependence on foreign petroleum has declined since peaking in 2005.
     
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    IN spite of Obama not because of him. He has done everything he an to put a stop to it.
     
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    Does Obama deserve credit for the recent increase?

    Federal lands, which the president controls, produced 31.8 percent of domestic oil last year, slightly below the nine-year average of 33.4 percent, according to an EIA report. The increase in production last year came on state and privately-owned lands, which yielded almost 150 million barrels more than 2010. In contrast, 2011 production on federal lands dropped by 83 million from a nine-year high mark achieved in 2010.

    Federal lands yielded 646 million barrels of oil in 2011, almost exactly the nine-year average. But production on federal land has remained steadily above the low-mark of 575 million barrels in 2008, the last year of the Bush administration.

    Our ruling

    Obama’s commercial is accurate in saying domestic oil production is at its highest level in eight years. The suggestion of the ad, however, overstates the administration’s role in achieving these results. Much of the increase in production during under Obama has come from state and private lands that the president does not control.


    http://www.politifact.com/virginia/...-obama-ad-says-us-oil-production-eight-year-/
     
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    Obama is furious because he wants the price of gasoline to remain high. Afterall, he closed down the Gulf of Mexico and won't allow leases on federal land. Also, he is against the pipeline.

    Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.

    Obama has been unable to stop fracking but the left desperately wants it stopped.

    On the good side, Obama has mastered the art of reading from a teleprompter and may be the best in the world at that.
     

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