Incompetent or evil - do I have to choose?
Posted by aogWednesday, 29 February 2012 at 13:27 TrackBack Ping URL

Apparently the Obama Administration is flirting with using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to manipulate oil prices instead of for it’s actual purpose, an emergency reserve in case of supply disruption. This is obviously a betrayal of their offices, to use it in this way, but it’s also incompetent because it will have a very temporary effect. If they do it now, it won’t last until the election (it would be lucky to last until April), but if they do it just before the election too many voters will be paying attention. I admit I engage in the “they’re economic ignoramuses” but I used to think it obvious hyperbole. But eventually you start to wonder…

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AVeryRoughRoadAhead - Winter is coming... Thursday, 01 March 2012 at 03:38

Isn’t their flirtation with using the SPR to lower gas prices an implicit repudiation of the thesis of the pieces to which you linked in your “Big Lie” post?

Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 01 March 2012 at 19:30

No, it’s right in line with that because it’s just a short term thing to fool people until after the election.

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