Sarah Palin: Obama To Blame For High Gas Prices
"His war on domestic oil and gas exploration and production has caused us pain at the pump, endangered our already sluggish economic recovery, and threatened our national security," Palin wrote, before laying out three arguments that she used as proof that Obama was working to turn the thumbscrews at the gas pump.
Palin alleged that Obama's signature of a deepwater oil drilling moratorium in the wake of the catastrophic rig explosion last year was just one sign that the president was intent pursuing policies detrimental to American consumers. The ban has since been lifted, and Obama has appeared more than happy to tout his administration's supposed openness to new oil exploration.
Palin then went on to point to Obama's recently failed attempt to cut tax incentives for oil companies and seeming hesitance to green-light Arctic drilling operations as additional evidence of Obama's purported effort to cause pain at the pump.
According to Palin, the residual effects on the price Americans pay for gas was no "accident."
"Let's not forget that in September 2008, candidate Obama's Energy Secretary in-waiting said: 'Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.' That's one campaign promise they're working hard to fulfill!" she wrote. "Hitting the American people with higher gas prices like this is essentially a hidden tax and a transfer of wealth to foreign regimes who are providing us the energy we refuse to provide for ourselves."