All this thread proves is how ignorant the conservative base can be.
When Obama took office gas was 1.75 Now it's 3.71
The president doesn't dictate gas prices. It is an international commodity. Use common sense, if the President has a say over gas prices, you think
he would let them be so high before an election?
People on welfare went from 31.9 million to 46.4 million
Do your homework instead of absorbing incorrect conservative talking points.
Welfare was established as a safety net after the depression, which is why we don't have bread lines during the great recession. This means that the
system is working. What would of been a failure is if the system crashed under the strain.
Do you even know what the definition of welfare is? Technically it is only those who receive cash assistance. It is medicaid that tops out around 46
million. Same with food stamps.
The level of poverty, 15% of the population, has remained unchanged since the 1960s. What Obama did was ease the restrictions during the recession in
order for more people to get assistance if they need it.
But Obama still doesn't win for adding people to food stamps. Bush does. Bush still added more people to the food stamp roll then Obama did.
Oil Drilling permits under Clinton rose 58%. Under Bush up 116%. Under Obama DOWN 36%
I see that as a good thing.
Americas credit rating downgraded for the FIRST TIME IN HISTORY. Lets not forget about that.
Which was specifically stated by the credit companies because of the republican refusal to cooperate with any budget plans.
Losing half a million dollars on Solyndra.
You can't even report this correctly. How embarrassing for you. Half a million dollars is nothing. The actual number is 535 million from the Dept. of
Energy. What the right fails to mention is the other 27 companies that are doing just fine.
Losing how much else on failing 'green energy' companies?
If you can't say which companies and for how much, that is a very poor arguement.
We get about HALF of our energy from coal.
Are you going to get any facts straight in this thread?
Coal is only 22% of energy.
Not only are we closing plants down
Plants are closing down because they are facing a lot of competition from natural gas. Also, all the plants are getting old. Even if Romney were
elected and placed less restrictions on coal, plants are still closing down no matter what.
Coal is an environmental nightmare from cradle to grave. It is also a non renewable resource.Other then abundance, there is no reason to keep
supporting such a form of energy.
but Obama has said that if someone wants to open a new one they will "probably go bankrupt" because of his policies.
The exact quote is, which was said during his campaign in 2008:
“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can,” Obama continued. “It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going
to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
It was not because of policies,he was referring to the carbon output of coal under a cap and trade system.