Obama said he wants to move toward “a future where America is less dependent on foreign oil, more reliant on clean energy produced by workers like you.” That will happen by reducing oil imports, tapping domestic energy sources and shifting the nation to renewable and less polluting sources of energy, such as wind, the president says. He has set a goal of reducing oil imports by one-third by 2025.
But the president said it won’t happen overnight and if any politician says it’s easy, “they’re not telling the truth.”
“Gas prices? They’re going to still fluctuate until we can start making these broader changes, and that’s going to take a couple of years to have serious effect,” Obama said.
Obama needled one questioner who asked about gas prices, now averaging close to $3.70 a gallon nationwide, and suggested that the gentleman consider getting rid of his gas-guzzling vehicle.
“If you’re complaining about the price of gas and you’re only getting 8 miles a gallon, you know,” Obama said laughingly. “You might want to think about a trade-in.”
As it has been documented, Obama doesn't care about tapping oil because his goal is to move to renewable resources and if that means higher prices, deal with it. In his mind, higher prices will force people to go with his plan for the nation's energy policies.
If he was truly smart, he would be exploiting all of our domestic resources and then pouring that money into alternative energy. Instead, he cuts off energy supply and wants to force Americans to go along with his own plan that will be more expensive and less dependable.