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St Croix, US Virgin Islands has an oil refinery that shut down last year. It was one of the biggest in the world.
It's being done all over the world. I live in a place that has several plants that take salt out of the water. The problem is what it takes to run these massive plants...fuel.
What is your excuse for Obama having a Democrat House and Democrat Senate for half of his presidency? It's hard to blame those pesky Republicans when you can pass whatever you want and still not do shit, yet you do anyway.
This is absolutely ridiculous. Why did he invest in companies such as Solyndra, and Tesla? Every major oil and natural gas leader has said that a comprehensive natural gas grid including fill up stations across the nation could finished in about a year. This is selling at less then a tenth of petro and is unbelievably abundant in THIS COUNTRY, thus much closer to energy independent.
Clearly the man has an agenda and it doesn't include the economy or the citizens. He will absolutely go down as the worst president ever if he keeps making investments with tax payer money in completely worthless endeavors
"Economical" and "desalination" don't go hand in hand at the moment.
You cant talk sense into these obamabots. In their eyes the savior can do no wrong.
After his track record with tax payer dollars I would cut the shit out of his ability to completely screw up again as well. The man thinks he is the smartest person no matter his experience or knowledge in the matter, never taking the obviously good advice from highly successful people.
His citizenship case is going to be heard by the supreme court as well. Reported spending over a million dollars in campaign funding to keep certain documents from being exposed.
Also received a scholarship in college that was only acceptable by a foreign student, and carried a Bangladeshi passport for most of his youth.
It definitely doesn't. It would take an enormous investment to do this without crazy fuel costs. I don't think that it is too far off right now and could possibly do it for 1-2 cents a gallon. That is way too much, obviously, but they just have to get over that hump and power it naturally. Where is Solyndra when you need them?
Yeah, Tesla too. WTF are you kidding me? One of the worst investments ever made by anyone, much less the president. How long was Solyndra in business after they received their tax payer donation? A couple days maybe a week?
It's what happens when you elect a community organizer as president.
As someone who voted for Obama, I certainly don't think he "can do no wrong." It's actually kind of funny that the scenario in Congress that CMXI was just explaining is kind of being played out in this thread. Regardless of what he said and what actual facts he used, you guys just point out one arbitrary act the president has done to knock him down a peg and then refer to him as, "a Marxist communist" and "the worst president of all time." Those are ridiculous statements.
IMO it roots from democrats who wanted more than anything for Obama to be the White Knight, which he hasnt really been. Republicans obviously didn't see him as being that figure and now would do anything to see him fail. But when comparing just the last 2 presidencies alone, how could you honestly think Obama is the worst president of all time? I'm not calling it racism, but Republicans desperately want to see this guy fail. I don't even think desperate is a strong enough word for it. It's like the Lebron effect.
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It seems like I read somewhere that by their own forecasts, if they didn't find a way to compete with the lower priced Chinese products that they would be out of business very soon. Obama gave them millions of $ anyway and they went out of business at almost the exact point that they predicted.
Where'd the money go? Were any of those guys campaign donors? It's just more questions that will never be answered by this "transparent" administration. You can't tell me that this wasn't a shady deal.
I dont want to see him fail. He's doing a perfectly fine job of doing that on his own. What I enjoy is watching all these dumbasses who thought obama was going to take care of them and stick it to those evil rich people.
Meanwhile my taxes went up and Im in the middle class tax bracket
Lol at some 19 year old kid whos never payed taxes giving me a lecture on tax cuts
Sir with all due respect did someone hold a gun to his head and tell him to invest in companies that had no business receiving a cent of tax payer money? He did that out of his own volition and it smells, I mean reeks of impropriety.
"It won't affect the middle class at all, these increases are for the super wealthy"
complete BS, letting those tax cuts expire affected everyone.
ROFL at you. Solyndra was going to fail anyway because of "market forces" and it was obvious to even them. However, they were given millions of dollars with no new business model that would have kept them afloat. Then they went under almost exactly when their own forecasts predicted. Does that seem like a wise use of millions of tax payer dollars to you? That's a rhetorical question.
According to fact check production isn't up.
Obama was wrong when he denied Romney’s claim that the Obama administration cut in half the number of new permits and new leases for offshore oil and gas drilling. The decrease is actually more than half.
Obama was wrong to flatly deny that he cut in half the number of new federal permits and leases for oil and natural gas drilling.
The number of new offshore leases has plummeted under Obama — falling by more than half, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.
During Obama’s first term, the U.S. has so far issued 1,304 new offshore leases compared with 3,317 in Bush’s second term — a decrease of 61 percent.
The number of new permits for offshore wells also nosedived. The U.S. approved 1,316 new permits during Bush’s second term. The number has fallen to 515 — so far — under Obama, also a 61 percent drop.
The administration, for instance, approved only 12 new offshore leases in 2011.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
The payroll tax increase is a pretty substantial increase on me. I could see how some people with families are struggling.
Sales tax doesnt count btw.
This is pretty much my point. As I said, I've never claimed he's never done anything wrong. Just don't see how it makes him a Marxist or the worst president of all time
ROFL. How much federal money has gone into the natural gas infrastructure? I will help you out 0. These are business men they will read the environment take into account the STUPID administration we have and make decisions based mainly on the patterns shown by the government to license and permit industry across the nation.
Natural gas has been cut off at every turn by this administration. If your a businessman, which clearly your not would you invest in changing over vehicles to natural gas.
No you would invest in a company obviously on the verge of bankruptcy
Grab a clue!.
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I really don't care where my energy comes from, I'm not making any money from the production/sale of any energy source. I just don't want to be forced in the future to pay a lot more to use an alternative (wind, solar, battery, bio) when there are cheaper forms of energy that our government has demonized (oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear).
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Coupled with unemployment, spending, decreasing salaries. He is definitely climbing the list.
You realize that 52 percent of every gallon you pump goes to federal taxes. We have the leverage with natural gas unlike oil that is sparse here at best. You don't even know what your talking about Natural gas is an excellent alternative to get our economy going building revenue to put into other forms coincidentally building many infrastructures.
A company that robbed the people of this country with no repercussions.
Obama is decreasing salaries? Might want to talk to your employer about that. We are in a depression, these are the results. And this has been a problem building up from the 1950's, but especially since the 70's. I don't agree with everything we have done either, but the spending is the good part and we haven't been doing enough of it. We have mostly addressed the issues through monetary policy. GDP= C+I+G+(exp-imp). Consumer spending + business Investment + Government spending + balance of trade. How can you grow GDP if you restrict G or C?
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