Obama Does Not Need Fact Checkers

Barack Obama has had a devil of a time getting ads out that were factually correct. His ads tout bills he never voted on or sponsored and they make false claims about his opponent. None of this really matters because the people who support Obama are star struck and would believe anything he says. This is why he does not need fact checkers. They would never consider the truth as an alternative and in the unlikely event that people start to notice the chosen one shouts Hope and Change and all the supporters go back into a trance.

Obama’s latest ad calls John McCain a tool of Big Oil (which is better than being a tool, like The One). Obama makes this claim because McCain has received money from oil companies and, according to Pbama, has voted to give Big Oil tax breaks. There is just one small problem with these two assertions. Obama has received money from Big Oil so he has no moral high ground from which to cast stones. But at least these donations are legal, unlike many of Obama’s other donations.

The other problem with the ad is the claim about tax breaks. McCain voted against a bill that would give a break to oil companies (and other energy producers). Get that, McCain voted against it. The Obama ad shows Bush and McCain and the narrator states; “After one president in the pocket of big oil — we can’t afford another.” The Bill McCain voted against was one the president favored so it would appear that they were not two peas in that pod.

But the interesting thing that will likely escape the Obamabots is that Obama voted FOR the bill giving the oil companies tax breaks… Obama voted for the very item his ad goes after McCain for.

Obama is out touting his energy plan. He wants to take money from the profits of the oil companies and give each person $1000 to help afford gas or heating oil. When the government seizes the assets of a private company and then distributes them to the people, this is Socialism. It is redistribution of wealth plain and simple. Once again Obama shows he is a Socialist. BTW, windfall profit taxes did not work the last time a Democrat tried them.

I am going to write this again because the mind numbed Obama followers and the idiot Democrats in Congress seem to have trouble with it. They use terms like obscene profits, record profits and other words to make it seem as if the oil companies are above any other company and are screwing people. This is simply NOT the case. The profit margins of the oil companies is between 8 and 12%. This is a perfectly acceptable profit margin and it is not obscene. The dollar amounts are hig but the percentage is normal. Many companies have profit margins much larger than Big Oil. Coke and Microsoft are two. The government is not confiscating their assets and giving it to others.

Let me be clearer for the really slow liberals (but I repeat myself), the oil companies make 8-10 cents per gallon of gas sold. That is it, 8-10 cents. The government, on the other hand, takes 18.4 cents per gallon (and this does not include what the states take). This means that the government is taking in more than the oil companies are on the sale of gasoline. Where are the cries about obscene profits the government gets for a product it has nothing to do with? You want price gouging, the federal gas tax is it.

It is very simple folks. Supply and demand. If we drill our own we will increase supply and the price will go down.

Source:
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Big Dog



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13 Responses to “Obama Does Not Need Fact Checkers”

  1. Angel says:

    Obama and facts dont exist in the same reality my friend..now go blow up your tires eh?..lol :)

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  2. Joe reinhart says:

    Spot on. And there is the rub; people who need to know this are going to be the last people to read it, and beyond last to believe it.
    But I like how you made it simple. It is something even kids can understand. Yet liberal adults choose to not understand.

  3. Angi says:

    Uh, that would be “hear hear”. ;-)

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  5. Reason says:

    “Facts!?!?! We don’ need no stinkin’ facts!! We’ve got Hope & Change!!”

    ~ Obama supporters

    The only “hope & change” we’ll have with a Democratic Congress and Obama as PotUS is “hope that we can pay our bills” and “a little change left in our pockets after taxes”.

  6. Bunny Colvin says:

    “It is very simple folks. Supply and demand. If we drill our own we will increase supply and the price will go down.”

    Ahhh, yes. I’d forgotten you sometimes give us such “simple” economics lessons. Tell me Professor Friedman, when will the price go down? How much oil we talkin’, cowboy? Say it takes I don’t know, 10 years before we see any of this oil. How much more oil will China and India be using at that point? I’m gonna go ahead and guess more than we gain from this next great oil discovery I keep hearing about. If that’s the case, how are prices going to go down? Because we show those rascals the speculators that we’re serious about our energy policies? Keep dreaming, Dog.

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  7. Big Dog says:

    First of all, student, speculators affect about 25% of the price.

    Second, we can have oil in a year. There are oil platforms set up over known oil fields off the coast of California and they can be producing oil in a YEAR. OPEC states that you can produce oil from 3-10 years from exploration to production depending on where the platforms will be placed (how deep the water is). We already know where the oil is so we do not need to explore.

    The 10 year time you keep hearing about is a liberal talking point that is incorrect and deliberately misleading because Democrats do not want to drill. However, let us assume it takes 10 years. If we start now then in 10 years we have oil and we are not sitting around saying let’s drill, no we can’t it will take 10 years.

    The 10 years is the same argument they used to kill drilling in ANWR during Clinton’s administration. If we had started then we would have oil NOW. It is called forward thinking.

    BTW, if it takes 10 years it takes 9 to get all the paperwork and 1 to get oil.

    IT WILL NOT TAKE TEN YEARS STUDENT.

  8. Bunny Colvin says:

    Oh no you don’t. Scottie assured me that there are no oil rigs off the coast of California. And he knows his stuff!

    How much oil we lookin at, Dog? Shoot for the stars, buddy. If there is one thing you repubbers are good at, it’s cookin the numbers. Gimme the famed “best case scenario”.

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  9. Big Dog says:

    Scottie told you they were far enough out you could not see them. He did not say they were not there. They are there and some of them can be seen.

    The Department of Interior’s Mineral Management Services (MMS) estimates there are 18 billion barrels of oil offshore under federal moratorium and another 10 billion to 12 billion in ANWR.

  10. Bunny Colvin says:

    Ok, so I then the way I see it, that buys an additional 1 years worth of oil at CURRENT worldwide consumption levels- they will only rise over time. 345 days, to be exact. 30 billion/87 million= 344.83 Am I wrong here? Anyone? Anyone? Buuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllleeeeeerrrrr?

    I’ll tell you what, Doggie. I’m in a giving mood so I’ll spot you this one- say we keep all that new oil for OURSELVES. I’d be down with that and so would Pat Buchannon. That buys us about 4 years- using CURRENT U.S. consumption figures- they will only rise over time. 30 billion/20.73 million= 1447.18 days.

    Either way, it’s not a “plan”. It’s a band-aid.

    My bad on the Scottie thing. I didn’t remember the details, just that he was wrong. Again.

    Where Swines at? Did he fall off his tricycle again? I want his take on this.

    PEACE

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  11. Big Dog says:

    That is 30 billion we know about and is an estimate. Could be more or less. There are other regions with lots of oil that would last for years.

    Natural gas is also much more abundant and we could be using it.

    This can be a band aid because it will allow us time to develop alternative sources of energy like some of the promising bio fuels. However, we cannot stop using one without a suitable replacement.

    Alaska has a lot of oil outside of ANWR and we could really hit the mother lode there.

  12. Bunny Colvin says:

    Big Dog says “Let’s drill every inch of earth!”

    What a great plan. I can’t wait to get a rig in my backyard.

    Ohhhhh yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. The “mother lode” up in Alaska. Whatever that is? The United Oil Producing States of America! We’ll show them A-rabbs. Wait until those Saudi princes see the pad I’ll build after I get all the oil outta the ground on my property! And wait till that rascal the Sultan of Brunei sees my house of hos after I hit the oil jackpot! If only them d@mn democrats would let me drill! Commies!

    PEACE

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