Allen B. West

Great news! Gas prices “only” $3.67 (vs $1.89 when Obama took office)

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I realized we are all in need of some good news. I know it seems I’m way down on Obama. Well, it’s time I did indeed give him some props and say way to go Barack, we believe in you.

So let me share this positive tidbit that should get everyone cheering and celebrating — are you ready? According to ABC News, “A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 4 cents over the last three weeks to $3.67.” As Austin Powers would say, “Yeah, baby!”

We’ve been waiting awhile for some positive economic indicators, and that additional four cents in my car change cubby will make a nice contribution into one of the local fountains here in Palm Beach Gardens.

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ABC reports that “industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said this past Sunday that crude oil prices fell over news that Libyan output has risen and Iraq’s production was not substantially harmed by recent violence. The survey taken last Friday shows the average price for a gallon of midgrade gas was $3.86 and the average price for a gallon of premium was $4.01. Diesel averaged $3.94 a gallon. Of cities surveyed in the continental U.S., Tulsa, Oklahoma, had the lowest average price at $3.35 a gallon. San Francisco had the highest average at $4.12 a gallon. In California, the average price for regular gasoline was $4.07 a gallon.”

I do have to point out that when gas prices hit an astronomical high of $2.50 during the George W. Bush presidency, the mainstream media went apoplectic. But have you heard anything from the media about high gas prices lately? Then again, the new normal in America is that anything is acceptable as long as Barack Hussein Obama is president.

See? There is a reason to sing “Happy” or maybe Weird Al Jankovic’s version, “Tacky.”

I’ll give Obama credit even though the average price of gasoline in January 2009 was $1.89. But of course the increase wasn’t his fault — it was those bad oil companies, nothing to do with administration policies, like quantitative easing (excessively printing money which devalues our dollar).

Oops, I forgot, don’t wanna be called a racist — sorry Barack, my bad, the rising cost of gasoline has nothing to do with you. Heard anything about the Keystone XL Pipeline lately? Yea, Obama is still deliberating and studying — voting “present.”

But out in Tulsa I bet they’re throwing some serious parties, maybe even taking a road trip over to Stillwater and hanging out at Eskimo Joes with those saved pennies. You guys out in San Francisco” Well, talk to Nancy Pelosi — but then again you don’t have to drive far to the Redwoods or even Napa valley to chill out.

Ok, I feel better having shared good news. See ya at the fountains, tossing pennies over in Palm Beach Gardens downtown.

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