Nancy Pelosi Issues Statement On Soaring Gas Prices

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Warning: Not for the faint of heart.

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the rising gas prices across the country:

 

“Independent reports confirm that speculators are driving up the cost of oil, hurting consumers and potentially damaging the economic recovery. Wall Street profiteering, not oil shortages, is the cause of the price spike.  In fact, U.S. oil production is at its highest level since 2003, and millions of acres have been cleared for additional development.

 

“We need to take strong action to protect consumers from this speculation.  Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen to protect the interests of Wall Street speculators and oil companies instead of the interests of working Americans by obstructing the agencies with the responsibility of enforcing consumer protection laws.  They have also repeatedly opposed our efforts to end billions of dollars in outdated taxpayer subsidies for oil companies enjoying record profits.

 

“We support efforts by the Obama Administration to expand domestic energy resources, including natural gas and renewable sources like wind and solar that create jobs in America and will end our dangerous dependence on foreign energy supplies.  This can be achieved because today, the United States currently has more oil and gas rigs at work than the rest of the world combined, and imports of foreign oil have decreased.

 

“We call on the Republican leadership to act on behalf of American consumers and join our efforts to crack down on speculators who care more about their profits than the price at the pump even if these spikes harm the American consumer and our economy.”

Speculators? Such as the Federal Reserve and other central banks who have pumped $2 trillion of "liquidity" into the capital markets in the past 3 months just so Italian BTPs don't implode to fair value and so Europeans can continue living in a socialist "paradise" even as the bankers steal their gold?

Or is it the same congressional speculators who until recently had every right to front run the public on advance knowledge that the SPR would be tapped due to Democrat insistence to sacrifice America's last energy backstop only to win the election?

Or is Nancy simply pissed off that she can no longer trade ahead of any market moving news?

Whatever the reason for the gas surge, with these idiots in charge one thing is certain - the situation is about to get far, far worse.

Solyndra4eva!

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Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:18 | 2186609 dwdollar
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Sounds like time for another Jon Corzine to prove his worth and seize some money from all those evil speculators.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:26 | 2186640 GetZeeGold
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Free Jon Corzine!!!!

 

Oh wait......he is.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:29 | 2186655 MillionDollarBonus_
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The Democrats are the ONLY party that stands up for the little guy. Libertarians, republicans and other ignorant right-wing interests will almost always support the speculators and traders over average American citizens. America is starting to stand up to right-wing bullies. We are sick and tired of right-wing morons talking about “cuts to the budget” and “personal responsibility”, and we are not going to take it any longer. Speculators WILL be regulated and controlled. Greedy profiteers WILL pay their FAIR SHARE of money to the government. Libertarians have profited for too long from speculative bets on gold and oil, and now it’s time they started giving something back to the community.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:31 | 2186664 Conrad Murray
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"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe"($6-$8/gal) - Barry O'Dumbo's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu

O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA! O-BA-MA!

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 18:35 | 2186689 dick cheneys ghost
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Hope the Feds can explain this because its now time to re-write the history books...........

The Russians are sitting on info that henry kissinger engineered the yom kippur war and thus the arab oil embargo........and thus the petrodollar recycling system......

 

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/02/22/what-really-happened-in-the-yom-kippur-war/

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 19:10 | 2186870 JW n FL
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I want to beleive this stuff..

but my problem is.

in this day and age?

how hard is it to scan the file and post it with the story???

and I am anything but pro-wall street and or fed or add ______________ what the fuck there you want..

but how fucking hard is it to back this shit up with the Docs!

then people have no choice but to wake up a lil bit more!

but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

fuck that..

lets make it look like a crack pot wrote it! and thusly cause more damage to what could very well be the truth!

this shit undermines what is going on and what has gone on!

PERIOD!

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 19:29 | 2186951 strannick
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Yeah NancyPelosi! Those greedy, rich elitist, corrupt Wall St. Insiders abusing the system for their own gain.

Wait a sec, she just described Nancy Pelosi...

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 19:38 | 2186983 nope-1004
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I always wondered where they got those ugly blow-up doll facial expressions from.

 

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 20:11 | 2187100 Fluffybunny
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Aren't high oil prices what the Liberals wanted?

All their green energy policies aimed at making oil less attractive. Well, they've succeeded. What a bunch of utter idiots.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:11 | 2187310 donsluck
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I must protest! You have denigrated the Tao! All is balance, and higher fuel prices will indeed reduce consumption (and not necessarily trade). So all liberals are idiots?

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:21 | 2187361 Hard1
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Since they just banned her from trading stocks, she is trading commodities now!!!! She was, is and will allways be a greedy bitch bitchez!!!!

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:24 | 2187371 carbonmutant
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Wicked Witch of the West...

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 22:56 | 2187615 Surly Bear
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OMG, MDB is NP!

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 23:19 | 2187672 Imminent Crucible
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AAIIEEEEE!!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:02 | 2187778 economics1996
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Hard to believe someone shagged that bitch.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:23 | 2187829 FEDbuster
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What is really hard to believe is people voted for her.  (She does look like a cheap blow up doll, maybe someone thought they were fucking a harmless balloon?)

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:38 | 2187856 flacon
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Nancy Pelosi getting a skin job:

 

http://www.tiemposfuturos.com/Imagenes/brazil_4.jpg

 

and the spawn of her womb:

 

http://southeastasianews.org/movietrailers/food_files/brazil48.jpg

 

 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 02:03 | 2187991 francis_the_won...
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I'm sure your links are to something funny, but I fear anything that looks worse than Nancy.....I just don't have the courage to click on either.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 02:41 | 2188032 Michael
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The first country to become debt servant slaves to the global banksters forever is Greece. How apropos.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 04:00 | 2188109 Michael
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Ron Paul Highlights in 2/22/2012 Presidential Debate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gJIENYEhkJ4

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 05:01 | 2188248 Michael
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I think Dr Ron Paul topped the Veterans Presidents day event last Monday with this display.

I think the Vet march on the Whitehouse should be combined with this picture of Nancy Pelosi in a montage.

RON PAUL IS THE CHOICE OF THE TROOPS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9yewKCcFSvQ

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 05:24 | 2188367 Michael
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Old Biddies For Ron Paul! Lets start the next leg of the Movement.

I'm sure they'll be willing to spend a lot of their own money on the cause of liberty.

They can call into all the TV and radio stations requesting to hear more about Dr Ron Paul.

I'm funding a police state with my taxes and I'm tired of it.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 05:32 | 2188389 Michael
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Can we just stop with all the Israeli Bung Hole Licking Please?

Why must we as Americans be constantly be licking Israeli bung hole and why must our elected Representatives do so as well?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 05:44 | 2188401 Michael
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President Obama is going to lick President Netanyahu's bung hole clean when he visits the Whitehouse in the next two weeks.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 06:13 | 2188421 Cult of Criminality
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 Sorry Michael

 Its what they do,it is their fun time.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 06:28 | 2188434 Michael
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The communique between the UK and the Vatican have been very brisk these days. Hmmm.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 06:44 | 2188439 Michael
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I'm thinking about replacing the word "Sheeple" with the acronym , (BZMU) Brainwashed Zombi Mind Controled Unit (BZMU)?

What do you think?

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 10:28 | 2188748 Al Gorerhythm
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First sign of madness, Mick.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 06:49 | 2188446 StormShadow
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"Hard to believe someone shagged that bitch."

No, it's not. It was rape. As in someone other than Nancy was the victim. She is predator.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 18:41 | 2190941 prains
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she has nipples the size of jube jubes

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 22:56 | 2187618 SonOfSam
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Oh c'mon C mute: she's just being all pissy because someone dropped a house on her sister

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 08:41 | 2188528 kralizec
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Too kind.  I think succubus about sums it up.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:25 | 2187363 Hard1
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(deleted double post)  But Pelosi is still a bitch

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 23:38 | 2187733 Stack Trace
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Ohhhh, Pelosi is a big fat bitch...a big fat bitch...ooohhhhh <in Cartman's voice>

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 23:59 | 2187772 Stuck on Zero
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Yeah.  But she's the one who got her own private jet at taxpayers expense!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:01 | 2187777 snowball777
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Gang of Four, represent, y'all!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 02:49 | 2188044 Michael
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The only way to stop the geo-engineering chemical jet trails their dumping on us everyday, all that aluminum and barium mixture on us, is an extended solar minimum on them.

Thank you God.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 13:16 | 2189524 Zymurguy
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They don't want high gas prices at the pump during an election season when their dream boy is the incumbent.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 20:54 | 2187244 Shocker
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Not thoses darn Speculators

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:39 | 2187424 I_Am_
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@nope-1004

Ha! Ha! Ha! Just what I was thinking.. Probably frozen through Botox and Plastic....

 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:36 | 2187855 brettd
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Her frozen face and halting speech are the result of anti-psychotics.

And to think she was 2nd in line to the Presidency.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:41 | 2187869 OldPhart
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 02:44 | 2188039 Problem Is
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+1...

Outstanding...

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 04:38 | 2188209 macholatte
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Classic! Thanks, you 'ol fart!

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 20:25 | 2187149 Dave Thomas
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Yeah, the whole VISA IPO comes to mind.

That's whats so nebulous about all this, to keep track of all these slimeballs you need a collective intelligence like ZeroHedge, and conscious, mindful people who's memories are long to keep track of all these shysters.

It's no wonder folks throw up their hands and watch dancing with the stars.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 21:04 | 2187275 DeadFred
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Anyone know when the new season starts???

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:24 | 2187831 FEDbuster
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Not sure, but "Doomsday Preppers" is now airing on Nat Geo.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 01:38 | 2187957 Transformer
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And a damn good show it is!!

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 06:55 | 2188450 StormShadow
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No, it's not. Entertaining, yes. Informative? Hardly. Most of the folks on the show are not true preppers. A very few are. Most were chosen for good ratings material naturally.

No real prepper would ever let his preps be known, especially to millions of future hoardsfolk.

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