At a recent House Oversight Committee hearing about the high price of gasoline, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked what grade he should be given for the way gasoline prices have increased since the Omama Administration took office 3 years ago, and our brave and humble Mr. Chu stated the his grade should be a little higher than an A-minus because he has tried hard and valiantly to keep prices of energy down.
Setting aside for a moment that every statement made by Chu or Obama since 2008 has been in favor of the reduced production of oil, coal and natural gas in favor of windmills and solar cells, and that their actions accurately reflect those sentiments and are opposed to actually giving Americans access to the supply of energy that is abundant in the United States, Mr. Chu is making the typical liberal position that he and Obama shouldn't be judged by the results of their actions and efforts but should instead be judged by their noble intentions. Mr. Chu needs to be reminded that grades are not issued based on intent, but instead are awarded by actual measurable results, and Mr. Chu gets a grade of F-minus for the disastrous results of 3 years of halting oil and gas production (which makes these necessary commodities more scarce and expensive while also killing the jobs that would result from greater production and refining efforts) and throwing billions of tax-payer dollars at wasteful companies like Solyndra which quickly go out of business but manage to give hefty donations to Obama's re-elect committees.
Liberals are always insisting that we grade them high on good intentions and forget how they've virtually enslaved poor people by keeping them dependent on government hand-outs, which barely keep people alive but insure a steady stream of Democrat voters, generation after generation, thus destroying millions of lives to poverty. Now Mr. Chu wants a good grade for the high price of gas and electricity, possibly because in the past he's stated that high energy prices are exactly what he and Obama are striving for.
But Mr. Chu is of the privileged class and is chauffeured about in a government-provided Chevy Suburban, so he is insulated from the expenses he has forced on the rest of the nation via his disastrous policies. The price of a gallon of gasoline has increased 100 percent under Obama and Chu, and they should be ashamed of themselves.