The President's Unserious Energy Policies

Despite the fact that gas prices have doubled since he took office, President Obama continues to demonstrate his fundamental lack of seriousness about the issue. Among other things, he has suggested exacerbating already high prices by taxing oil and gas producers, rejected the Keystone XL pipeline and its reliable supply of oil, and proposed tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a solution he tried last summer which lowered gas prices by a few cents for just two weeks before prices rose again. The president needs to pursue the kind of real "all-of-the-above" energy strategy supported by Republicans, which would lower gas prices and improve our energy security by developing all of America's energy sources.