If you haven't figured out by now, that this man is completely incompetent for the job of POTUS, what exactly will it take?
President Obama held a news conference today and assured Americans that he's "monitoring" gas prices, Qaddafi and budget negotiations
Obama said US authorities would "monitor any possible manipulation in the oil markets," and said he's asked Holder to "monitor for price gouging." He offered a vague promise that his administration was "encouraging off shore exploration and production," but quickly quoted wealthy wind energy investor T. Boone Pickens ... "This is one emergency we can't drill our way out of."
When asked whether he was concerned Qaddafi may have the firepower to defeat the rebels, Obama responded, "I am concerned, absolutely...the world is watching." Obama added that NATO is having a "series of conversations" that includes "24 hour surveillance so that we can monitor the situation on the ground." He insisted that "we are slowly tightening the noose on Qaddafi," but offered little evidence how.
As the national debt continues the climb further past $14 trillion, the President seemed most detached when talking about budget negotiations, merely calling it "an appropriations task." Just after a member of his own party, WV Senator Joe Manchin (D), blasted him for "failing to lead" on spending cuts, the President had only this to say... "We have been in very close contact with all members of congress both parties... what I've done is every day I talk to my team I give them instructions in terms of how they can participate in the negotiations... both sides are going to have to sit down and compromise on prudent cuts somewhere between what the republicans were seeking that's now been rejected and what the democrats had agreed to that has also been rejected. It shouldn't be that complicated." It's not that complicated if you're watching from the sidelines.
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:18 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 10:23 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 10:29 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
".... he's asked Holder to "monitor for price gouging...." This struck me as strange. Does he automatically assume that the 'evil oil company' is gouging? Is this the reason the price of gas is up? What about the unrest in the ME and the oil speculators causing the rise. How about PBO and his 'green team' thinking this is just what is needed to get us to use electric cars and solar energy even though there isn't one single country on earth that can get all its power needs from wind and solor (not even Holland). What about the fact he wanted Bush to release the oil reserve when he was Sen. Doublespeak. It is all doublespeak
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:33 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by ImaginationMama at 10:37 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
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Answer by May-20 at 11:10 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:14 AM on Mar. 12, 2011
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