Donald Trump on Energy & Oil
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Remember Cap-and-Tax (or as they called it Cap and Trade)? [In 2008], Obama outright admitted that his plan to tax businesses on carbon emissions that exceeded his arbitrary cap would drive energy prices sky high. Here's what he said:
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket, even regardless of what I say about coal, because I'm capping greenhouse gases. Whatever the plants were, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that on to consumers."
Most of us shake our heads in disbelief at this stuff.
Until we get this country's lifeblood--oil--back down to reasonable rates, America's economy will continue to slump, jobs won't get created, and American consumers will face ever-increasing prices.
Obama promised he was going to create millions of so-called "green collar" jobs. He used that promise to justify his massive government giveaway of billions and billions of taxpayers' dollars to green energy companies. We're now seeing the results of Obama's promise and big government scheme.
Imagine the amount of oil we could have secured for America. Our policy should be: no oil, no military support.
It's not the market [raising the price], it's OPEC. They set the price of oil. If they did it in this country, it would be called illegal.
I think it's incredible that we're going slow on drilling. I think it's beyond anything I've ever seen that we're going slow on drilling.
there are always going to be problems. You're going to have an oil spill. You clean it up and you fix it up and it'll be fine.
I have people in the business and they say it's almost impossible to get a permit to drill. So you can imagine how hard it is to get nuclear and other things but they say it's almost impossible. If you look at natural gas, we're the Saudi Arabia times 100 of natural gas--but we don't use it.
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