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Obama to Investigate Why Gas Prices Are So High

I guess it would be asking too much for the President of the United States to act like a man and take responsibility for skyrocketing gas prices. It’s funny, but I don’t recall George W. Bush asking his Attorney General to divert attention by launching a Justice Department investigation into why prices went up back in 2008. Then again, we now have a president who wants credit for things he had nothing to do with and refuses to accept any blame for events he’s caused. He refuses to allow us to begin any new drilling projects on our own soil or off our shores and now wonders why gas prices have double under his watch.

So naturally someone must be to blame. “Obama, decrying such levels as yet another hardship “at a time when things were already pretty tough,” said Holder was forming the Financial Fraud Enforcement Working Group. The task force will focus some of its investigation on “the role of traders and speculators” in the oil-price surge Obama said. The group will include several Cabinet department officials, federal regulators and the National Association of Attorneys General.”

By the time this task force conjures up some reason to blame for Obama’s incompetence you can be assured gas prices will have risen further. Ironically, states that voted overwhelmingly for Obama in 2008, outside of Alaska, are being hit the hardest. “A gallon of gas costs an average of $3.84 in the United States, almost a full dollar more than a year ago. The average is above $4 in six states: $4.52 in Hawaii, $4.21 in California, $4.18 in Alaska, $4.11 in Connecticut, $4.08 in Illinois and $4.05 in New York.

We wonder who Obama will blame when we fall into the next recession. He definitely won’t be looking in the mirror. But what does he care when he gets to jet around the country on our dime raising money for himself and dining with the beautiful people?

Back in 2004 Democrats demanded an investigation into $2 a gallon gas. They’re curiously silent this time around. “We strongly encourage you to direct the Department of Energy to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the entire gasoline pricing structure, the profits currently enjoyed by the industry and the cost being passed on to consumers,” the letter says. It was signed by the governors of Arizona, Iowa, West Virginia, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Washington, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Maine.”

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JWF is a guest blogger for Human Events and the proprietor of Jammie Wearing Fools.

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