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Running on Empty: New Chart Shows White House Plan for Higher Gas Prices & Fewer Jobs

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Running on Empty: New Chart Shows White House Plan for Higher Gas Prices & Fewer Jobs

Congressman John Boehner
February 28, 2012


In yesterdays speech defending his failed energy policies under which gas prices have nearly doubled and are rising faster than ever  President Obama called for the kind of all of the above energy strategy long-championed by Republicans. But far from supporting all of the above, the Obama administration has spent more than three years blocking efforts to expand energy production and bring down gas prices, while pushing job-crushing tax hikes and taxpayer-backed loans to companies like Solyndra. Heres a look:

The president even sought to pin the blame for rising prices elsewhere, citing instability in the Middle East as one example. But as this chart shows, the Obama administration simply hasn\’t focused on reducing our dependence on foreign energy. In fact, energy production on federal lands has dropped by 11 percent.

While these represent only a fraction of the Obama administrations efforts to stifle new energy production, heres a look at some of the key data points from above:



Republicans are working to address high prices and create new jobs by removing government barriers to energy production and stopping policies that drive up costs. You can like the American Energy Initiative on Facebook and learn more about the GOP Plan for Americas Job Creators at jobs.GOP.gov.



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