A License to Drill
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Lincicome to discuss America’s energy production, restrictions that keep us from exporting oil and natural gas, and what economic benefits a new policy could bring.
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Al Gore Is A Big Oil Man Now
Al Gore, Mr. Green, is sure rolling in the green now. Al Gore is Big Oil.
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Susan Rice’s Iranian oil connection? …And Canadian oil connection?
Well, well, well. It turns out that UN Ambassador and prospective Secretary of State nominee Susan Rice (she’s a multimillionaire, by the way) has some rather interesting financial ties to numerous foreign energy companies that still do business with that oppressive, misogynistic, homophobic, and downright barking mad insane regime currently controlling Iran. The most interesting one of those is Royal Dutch Shell, which has about | Read More »
Obama’s Tax Deduction Lie
Obama thinks the American people are stupid. Throughout the debate, Obama regurgitated his talking points about a balanced solution to the debt crisis. In the process he insulted the intelligence of every voter by intimating that the budget can be balanced by eliminating a few tax credits. No, he didn’t commit to tackling the tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities to Medicare and Social Security. | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, corporate welfare
, Green Energy
, Mitt Romney
Will Obama Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Lower Gas Prices Before the Election?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by David Holt to discuss Obama’s plans to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve before the election, the risk we would face with a depleted reserve should Israel attack Iran, and why fracking has an image problem. We’re brought to you by Stephen Clouse and Associates and The Heritage Foundation’s | Read More »
Jeff Duncan has a True “All of the Above Approach to Energy”
Even as gas prices decline, we must not relent in our pursuit of free market energy solutions. Gas prices will continue to spike every few months as long as we refuse to increase supply to meet our energy needs. Moreover, $3.40 per gallon of gasoline – or even $3 per gallon – is too much. We must not let Obama off the hook for continuing | Read More »
Shale Fracking: If it Keeps Moving, Regulate it
Shale technology coupled with horizontal drilling has created the biggest oil and natural gas boom in recent years. Fracking could become the most auspicious innovation of the past decade. It has already created thousands of jobs, and has the potential to drive down the cost of energy and reinvigorate our economy. Unfortunately, the more successful the private innovation, the more Obama’s regulatory regime will ensure | Read More »
Are Speculators Responsible for High Oil Prices?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Obama’s call for a crackdown on oil speculation, what drives the price at the pump, and how expanded production would impact the oil market. We’re brought to you as always by Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you | Read More »
Restoring America’s Image In The World; The Canadian Edition
Now, in fairness though I’ve got to say that Canada’s interests here are a little bit different. And particularly, I might as well be frank, particularly in light of the…of the interim decision at least on Keystone. …. Our energy [issue] is the necessity of diversifying our energy export markets. We can not be, as a country, in a situation where really our one energy | Read More »
Our Dangerous Dependence on Foreign Chocolate
From the diaries. America is addicted to chocolate. Foreign chocolate. A majority of us consume chocolate each day. Although the U.S. produces only 6% of the world’s cocoa, we consume more than 20%. The threat is obvious. It’s time for government to step in and promote alternatives. Any day, President Obama will be barnstorming the country to tell us, “If we really want chocolate security | Read More »
China’s Mounting Debt
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the China’s growing debt, how their government may fix it and Iran’s impact on the price of oil. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at | Read More »
Lots of Taxpayer Green Going to Greens
Democrats have a penchant to misconstrue the parlance related to tax credits and subsidies. They refer to subsidies as tax cuts and tax cuts as subsidies. They would have you believe that oil companies are completely on the dole, while solar and wind companies are heavily taxed entities in desperate need of some “tax breaks” and loans in order to alleviate the burden of producing | Read More »
$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs
To hear the White House and President Obama tell it, high gasoline prices are here to stay and we better get used to them. If Americans would quiet down and accept $4.00 a gallon gas, it would certainly make the President and his environmentalist allies happy—but it would also require us to forget everything we know about American energy. During the years I was speaker | Read More »
Congressional Republicans Can and Must Force Obama’s Hand on Keystone Pipeline
Immediately prior to the congressional recess in December, Congress passed an inefficacious two-month extension of the Social Security tax cut. Additionally, they reauthorized another two months of unprecedented long-term unemployment benefits, along with more spending for Medicare ‘doc fix.’ None of it, including the entitlement spending, was paid for in any meaningful way. Nevertheless, you might ask, didn’t we get the Keystone pipeline as part | Read More »
North America’s Energy Bounty, By the Numbers
On Tuesday, the Institute for Energy Research issued its North American Energy Inventory (.pdf link), a report which documents the government’s own estimates of oil, natural gas and coal resources for the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (The IER is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to advancing America’s supply using free market principles.) In a nutshell, North America contains a vast bounty of | Read More »