Discussion on rising gasoline prices: Obama’s energy working group prepares to face tough questions

With pressure building on Obama administration from all sides especially from the abortion rulings, steady unemployment rate and rising gasoline prices, the run-up until November for Obama will not be easy. The administration has seen vacillating approval rates with favorability for Romney rising as the GOP candidature is inching towards closure. The rising gasoline prices is something that affects almost all American’s directly or indirectly because unlike the other two pressure points mentioned above, rise in gasoline prices isn’t divisible by opinion and preference or by age. Whether it is direct impacts of expensive fuel for owners of vehicles or increased prices of goods with rising transport fuel heads, the situation seems grimmer for everyone without exception.

The Obama administration which was voted into power in the last presidential elections has vowed to undo all the wrongs that were done by the previous administration and case for regularization of fuel prices and freezing of rising fuel costs could be figured as something that Obama administration would bring about. However, with discussions still underway as the next presidential race is just around the corner, many see this as too little too late.

Gasoline prices rose by 30 cents over the past month and while the working group has been accused of ‘sitting on its hands’, the average gasoline costs $3.77 a barrel. Although the Obama administration has sprung into action, albeit a bit too late it would come as surprise that while procurement of oil from the Middle East has been on a tumultuous course since Iraq occupation ended, the new war propaganda lead by Israeli lobbyists in the Congress is be viewed as a way for procuring newer oil pastures, at least if the non-American media is be believed. Accusations of soft bigotry by the Stop Kony 2012 movement have raised eyebrows after eliciting a tear because of Uganda’s rich oil wealth that as yet sits untapped safely under the country’s lithosphere.

Whatever may the case, the working group findings will be revealed shortly and the truth although made obscure will be later probably revealed through Wikileaks or some other organization. Until then, American’s will probably have to hope as they’ve always hoped for a better America.

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