New Obama Expensive Gas rule could hike gas prices by $0.25 a gallon

Posted on February 28, 2012 by Donald Ferguson

A new study by the independent consulting firm Baker & O’Brien finds a new Obama Expensive Gas Rule that Barack Obama is pushing through the EPA, which demanding the use of low-sulfur gasoline, would send gas prices skyrocketing, shut down as many as seven refineries, significantly decrease U.S. gasoline production and double reliance on foreign imports.

Along with the thousand of workers who would lose their jobs under the Obama rule, the study also finds gas prices could increase by as much as $0.25 a gallon, on top of the 200% increase in gas prices seen under the Obama administration.

“Obama’s Expensive Gas Rule is a nuclear weapon in his ongoing war on your pocketbook,” said American Tradition Partnership Executive Director Donald Ferguson.  “Obama is pushing this through his EPA cronies, instead of through Congress, because he knows accountable lawmakers would never let him get away with exploding the price of gas.”

“This is why American Tradition Partnership has made passing the REINS Act a top priority,” said Ferguson. “Under REINS, any proposed rule with an impact greater than $100 million would need to be voted on by Congress.  The idea of having laws voted on my lawmakers instead of imposed by royal decree makes Obama and Gang Green explode with rage, but it’s what the Constitution requires.  There would be no Obama Expensive Gas Rule under the REINS Act.”

Go here to chip in $10 or more to support ATP’s efforts to stop the Obama Expensive Gas Rule.


Posted on November 16, 2011 by Donald Ferguson

Dear ATP supporter,

Barack Obama obliterated 20,000 American jobs.

Just to try and save his own.

   Obama, realizing the political price he would pay for killing the Keystone jobs pipeline, has “delayed” a decision on the project until after next year’s presidential election.

Americans want the pipeline.

The 25,000 petitions we turned in, including that of brave citizens like you, made that clear.

But with gas prices rising and unemployment hovering around ten percent, Obama and Gang Green hope delaying a decision means you and I will forget about the issue.

   In the meantime, 20,000 American jobs were lost, gas prices continue to rise and Gang Green was just given more time to wage their multi-million dollar media war to kill the pipeline.

Just to take the political heat off a president who ran and hid when asked to stand up for jobs.

In their White House strategy sessions, Obama and Gang Green decided that causing even more workers to lose their jobs over a delay is worth this shameless attempt to wait until after he faces voters to attack jobs.

When working Americans needed him to lower gas prices and approve tens of thousands of new jobs, he ran and hid.

What a gutless coward.

With your help, American Tradition Partnership won’t let Obama succeed.

I want to take this Keystone pipeline issue and hold Obama accountable for it.

Please go here to chip in $25 or more to help me make sure Obama can’t hide from the Keystone pipeline.

You and I pushed this issue to the front burner when you signed your petition.

Your support is the only thing that will eventually get the pipeline approved.

Now with your help we can bombard him and voters with phone calls, e-mails, letters, faxes…and newspaper, TV and radio ads letting everyone know Barack Obama just obliterated 20,000 jobs and sent gas prices skyrocketing.

If Barack Obama thinks delaying a decision until after the election means he can avoid the issue this election…


So please go here to chip in $25 or more to help me hold Barack Obama accountable for killing 20,000 jobs yesterday and sending gas prices even higher.


Donald Ferguson

Executive Director

P.S. Unable to explain to voters his opposition to the Keystone jobs pipeline, and terrified of paying a political price for it, Obama announced yesterday he was “delaying” a decision on approving the permit until after the 2012 elections.  That announcement killed 20,000 immediate jobs — just to save his own.

If he thinks it will work, he’s wrong.  But I need your help.  Please go here to chip in $25 or more to help me make sure Obama can’t hide from the Keystone pipeline.

With your help we can bombard him and voters with phone calls, e-mails, letters, faxes…and newspaper, TV and radio ads letting everyone know Barack Obama just obliterated 20,000 jobs and sent gas prices skyrocketing.

Obama sics bureaucracy on 23,000 Gulf jobs

Posted on August 31, 2010 by Quallurce

From the Monday, Aug. 30 Wall Street Journal (Page A4)

The [Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement] has issued only three new permits to start wells in shallow water since the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, according to the agency’s website. The agency issued three to six permits a week prior to the accident, industry officials say.

Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, Scott Angelle, who has participated in talks with Mr. Bromwich’s agency, said the government was effectively shutting down shallow-water drilling.

“Someone is slow-walking this deal,” Mr. Angelle said, referring to shallow-water permits.

The Obama administration says that there is no moratorium on shallow-water drilling…

Despite the fact shallow-water rigs have had no spills and a stellar safety record, radical green activists have targeted them — and the jobs they provide — for extinction.  The elimination of offshore energy exploration would not only send a shattering new ripple of unemployment through an economy already broken by radical green activism, but would send gasoline prices even higher.

Under legislation sought by Western Tradition Partnership, Washington bureaucrats would no longer have the unchecked power to simply make up their own regulations.

Simple Math: Cap & Tax and Your Light Bill

Posted on July 8, 2009 by Donald Ferguson
For everything else, there's Discover

For everything else, there's Discover

Following up the Obama video bragging about skyrocketing electricity prices, we found this very simple explanation about just how much Cap and Trade will cost everyone from the everyday Joe Six-Pack to the EEEEVIL “Big Electric (spelled r-a-t-e-p-a-y-e-r-s):

According to Bob Zubrin, American aerospace engineer and author (The Case for Mars, 1996): “Burning one ton of coal produces about three tons of CO2. [Added weight of oxygen in combustion, I assume. - Ed.] So a tax of $15 per ton of CO2 emitted is equivalent to a tax of $45/ton on coal. The price of Eastern anthracite coal runs in the neighborhood of $45/ton, so under the proposed system, such coal would be taxed at a rate of about 100 percent. The price of Western bituminous coal is currently about $12/ton.

This coal would therefore be taxed at a rate of almost 400 percent. Coal provides half of America’s electricity, so such extraordinary imposts could easily double the electric bills paid by consumers and businesses across half the nation. In addition, many businesses, such as the metals and chemical industries, use a great deal of coal directly. By doubling or potentially even quadrupling the cost of their most basic feedstock, the cap-and-trade system’s indulgence fees could make many such businesses uncompetitive and ultimately throw millions of working men and women onto the unemployment lines.”

It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

And another easily digested tidbit (would go great with a nice Chardonnay): Earth’s atmosphere today contains about 380 ppm CO2 (0.038%). Compared to former geologic times, our present atmosphere, like the Late Carboniferous atmosphere, is CO2- impoverished! In the last 600 million years of Earth’s history only the Carboniferous Period and our present age, the Quaternary Period, have witnessed CO2 levels less than 400 ppm.



ACTUAL READING of Cap and Tax Bill reveals massive hidden welfare redistribution scheme

Posted on July 6, 2009 by Donald Ferguson
Robbin' hoods in Congress

"Robbin' hoods" in Congress

WTP has learned that fifteen pages of the 1,201-page H.R. 2454 (“Cap and Tax”) concern the new “Energy Refund Program” — a redistributive welfare program based upon complex formulas regarding energy welfare eligibility.

According to Section 431 of the legislation, “The Secretary (of Health and Human Services) shall formulate and administer . . . the ‘Energy Refund Program’ . . . under which eligible low-income households are provided cash payments to reimburse the households for the estimated loss in their purchasing power resulting from the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.”

In Congresspeak, “Loss of purchasing power” equals an admission of massive cost increases. The radical environmentalists and their cronies in Congress and the White House are doing the classic three-step: 1) Jack up the cost of everything (especially energy) for everyone; 2) Subsidize the hit to the welfare class and 3) Make others (primarily the middle class) pay for it all.

Section 431 provides that households earning 150 per cent of the federal poverty level or receiving other forms of welfare such as food stamps, Supplemental Security Income (which includes such “permanent disabilities” as crack addiction, alcoholism, and having a limp) or Medicare are eligible for “energy refunds.”

Translation: if you are already ON welfare, you are AUTOMATICALLY going to receive more public largesse. Eligible households will receive their “energy refunds” monthly through direct deposits, state electronic benefit transfer systems or other mechanisms approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

For anyone else to qualify, a two-person household would have to earn $21,855 or less to meet the income threshold, while the income of a three-person household could not exceed $27,465, per 2009 federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We can expect more of such revelations as the details of this legislative monstrosity make themselves available to those actually inclined to READ the bill…

1-Minute Obama Video: “Under My Cap & Trade, Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket”

Posted on July 3, 2009 by Donald Ferguson

We can’t possibly add to this one…but note this is January 2008.

Now the Dems are selling Cap & Tax as a low-cost boon to jobs.

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