The problem is that Obama is faking the high gas prices. They don’t have to be this high, and he doesn’t have to get the American public to buy into the “green” economy and “energy independence”. As the commander-in-chief, Obama can make the Department of Defense (DoD) focus on getting the military on alternative energy sources. As the largest oil consumer in the world, the DoD is the perfect player for funding the development of alternative fuels and renewable energy sources.
That’s an interesting point about DOD – largest oil consumer in the world? I guess it wouldn’t surprise me. But I’ll tell you what: without the US military, the value of the dollar would fall by 90%. We do not deserve our current level of low interest rates and wealth and the only reason we have it is because we are a military superpower and safe haven for assets. If only we could get our house in order.