Tag Archives: President Obama

Musings: Obama and Gas Prices. Soon — The Supreme Court and Alien Tort cases; and More Dodd Frank Overreach

President Obama says he’s not to blame for high gasoline prices, but he will fix them. Let’s look at his thinking and logic. Read More

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State of the Union — Definitions

The President pledged an “all of the above” energy policy — the same threats, delays and disruptions that he has imposed since he was elected. Read More

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Government-backed solar panel manufactuer in California closes doors

Solyndra, Inc., a California-based “green” energy company has filed for bankruptcy — despite a $535 million loan guarantee from the U.S. government. That means, first, that the government made that loan without checking the viability of the business plan and business … Read More

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Red Mass Group: Senate Energy Tax Proposal Tone-Deaf to America’s Needs

My latest post on Red Mass Group in Massachusetts: My home town, Milton, was home to our nation’s first piano factory long before my time. And while I have enjoyed music throughout my life, it pains me to hear how … Read More

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POLITICO: The high price of uncertainty

My latest post in POLITICO’s “Arena”: With continued turmoil in North Africa, increasing demand from developing nations and the American summer driving season quickly approaching, fuel prices have marched higher unabated. Just this week, AAA reported that the average price per … Read More

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Pajamas Media: On Energy, Obama’s Full of Hot Air

President Obama’s State of the Union address last week left a lot to be desired. Lisa Fritsch summed it up well on this site, writing, “Obama’s speech […] was focused far too much on lofty goals than the nitty-gritty we need to refloat our ailing ship of state.” In fact, in two specific areas his soaring rhetoric belied reality and misrepresented our nation’s future security. Read More

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Harold Ford, Jr. Urges the President to Declare Regulatory Moratorium

In a provocative opinion piece for Fortune Magazine yesterday, former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. offers President Obama frank advice half-way through his first term, particularly calling on him to enact a moratorium on all new regulations for the sake of … Read More

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New Energy Taxes, Last Thing U.S. Economy Needs

Energy expert warns new taxes on American energy companies in White House budget proposal would stifle economic recovery, slow job creation, hurt investors WASHINGTON — Although President Obama promised a renewed focus on growing the economy and creating jobs during … Read More

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