President Obama has proposed an oil fee that would supposedly go to fund infrastructure projects and of course help save the world from “climate change”:

T. Boone Pickens is definitely not a supporter of the idea:

Well, Obama did once say energy prices would “necessarily skyrocket” if he got his way.

  • John Howard

    Because taxes solve every problem.

    • tjp77

      It solves the problem of destroying industries you don’t like. Just as he did with coal.

    • http://www.unshackledaction.com/ Topcat69 the Deplorable

      Don’t you love the part about ‘paid for by the oil companies?’ Does the administration think we are all idiots? Well I guess 51% of us are.

      Well, the smart thing to do is start a ‘clean transportation’ company and start lobbying your friendly members of Congress to throw money your way. Nothing more efficient than crony capitalism.

      • John Howard

        Phrased another way, ‘Recoup some of the massive losses due to subsidies of electric vehicles.”

      • John Galt

        That’s right, all we need to do is eliminate all personal taxes and make them all paid by companies…problem solved, right?

    • Jesse B. Hammer

      Not exactly, because “foremost” it’s demonization of “Big Blankety Blank” (#BigOil in this case) that solves every problem. During the 2008 gasoline-price-spike, I found myself in an argument with Leftist co/workers who were bashing oil-companies for the high prices…When I reminded them of something called OPEC which hikes the per-barrel price (with which we’re stuck since the little green monsters extort the govt into keeping hands off our own oil reserves. Well, my little green co/workers scoffed at that because “never-mind-OPEC-it’s-#BigOil’s-fault”. That’s the obtuse mentality to which O’s pandering.

    • Frustrated Teacher

      It solves the problem of what to do with the middle class….the left always struggles to destroy the middle…Obama has perfected it…

    • interestedobserver2

      And what’s even better, he’s describing it as a “fee” so he can avoid being accused of passing a “tax” (which ONLY the House of Representatives can actually do). This should lead to some excellent law suits over the next decade or so. Obama’s legacy is now secure — his name will be in print for years to come as they government tries to straighten out all his illegal usurpations of power.

      • linnilu

        You mean only the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court can pass a tax, even if Roberts has to change the wording.

  • Arkuy The Great

    We have definitely seen this movie before. Last time it was called Windfall Profit Tax.

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy!

    Unicorn farts and Skittle power for EVERYBODY!!!

    • Prairie Sarah

      Brilliant!

    • ThewlynOh ✓certifiable

      but only red & green – those grape ones taste like crap…

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    Don’t tell me that Obama gives a shit about the middle class because this tax will hit the middle class most.

    They already tax gasoline sale, and if they stopped using it for everything but the roads, our roads could be paved with gold.

    • caffinated1

      That whole “middle class” thing is just in the way of real class warfare.

  • FeedTheGrizzly!! $15!

    Wasn’t infrastructure supposed to have been fixed 7 years ago with 800 billion in shovel ready work projects? Oh! That’s right, he used it for solyndra, grants to acorn and the like.

    • bil_g

      Didn’t you hear? The Japanese created a shovel that stands up on it’s own.

      (Actually heard that one in my short incarceration in the Communist Republic of California.)

      • Paul V

        Sounds like the story a father of friend of mine used to tell about the WPA “worker” that was leaning on his spade when a dog came up and peed on his leg. He looked down and said ” dammit dog, if I had another spade, I’d hit ya.”

    • Lemonhead

      Ya and don’t you love how he chuckled when asked about his stimulus,those shovel ready jobs weren’t so shovel ready,what an a-hole

  • gfnc55

    The biggest economic moron on the planet rides again! Y’all reckon someone can splain to him that corporate taxes and fees like this oil scheme/scam are actually paid by us little consumers? It is all passed along to the end user. Nawww…..he’s totally untrainable.

    • mblack

      Have you noticed that he waited until now when the oil industry is floundering due to low oil prices to levy another tax on them? Just when it will hurt the most?

  • bil_g

    T has a twitter account?! God bless America.

    And Jesus trash the market. Mwuhahaha!!

  • mblack

    Of course it’s the point! Drive oil companies out of business the shady way, make life unbearable for the Americans that Obama despises…its a win-win for Nobama!

  • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy!

    You mean the “stimulus spending for infrastructure” was a LIE?? Say it ain’t so, Joe!!

  • reddarin

    With (R) control of Congress we shouldn’t have to worry about this idiocy but…

    • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

      King Barack isn’t about to let silly little things like “checks and balances” and “separation of powers” keep him from reigning over his subjects.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Yeah, that’s a much bigger concern right there.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Somehow I doubt all those Reps and Senators on the chopping block this year are gonna go in for this. Obama policies are so bad that even Democrats keep resisting him.

      • reddarin

        Right after a 2nd historic sweep of Congress, enough (R)s voted to fully fund Obamao’s agenda.

        • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

          With Cruz sitting at the top or near the top of polls, and with the Iowa vote in the history books, those wimpy Republicans might be looking over their tiny, atrophied shoulders.

    • Prairie Sarah

      Yeah, the current republicans seem to have rolled over and given in to the emperor’s demands. It’s very curious.

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      What they’ll do if history is any indication is they’ll “compromise” by passing a law that (unconstitutionally) allows the president to arbitrarily enact his “fee” (tax), and if Congress doesn’t like it they can override it with a super majority (again unconstitutional) the GOP can never achieve. Ted Cruz will oppose by introducing poison pill amendments but to no avail, followed by GOP candidates for president claiming it only proves Cruz supported the bill from the get go by introducing amendments to it. Then leadership will come out and say, “we did all we can, but sorry, that darn Obama….”

  • miscast

    A tax is a tax is a tax… The biggest issue isn’t what he plans to do with the money, but rather he doesn’t have the ability to tell the truth and say “Hey, I want to tax you people. Even though you don’t agree with my ideas.”…. That might be the problem with all politicians but Obama has ability to believe his own bullshit..

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Obama doesn’t believe anything he says is bad. He also has his little generals pushing flags of imaginary troops around a big map, so he thinks he’s still winning.

  • Skirtandzy

    Proposed now, to roll out over 5 years.

    This means if we can ouster this regime, the next president will have to deal with the fallout from higher gas prices.

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

      Maybe The Wun doesn’t really believe that there will be a next president.

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Employer mandate. Originally set to kick in once he got voted out, but then he didn’t get voted out, so he illegally pushed it back to a time when he was done, so the Republicans would get the blame for the resultant spike in unemployment.

      Also, the interest on the debt is just now starting to climb, so the huge hit on the budget won’t take effect until after he leaves. Once again, able to blame it on Republicans.

      • Whoare”they”?✓Deplorable

        yup, go right from blaming Bush, to blaming who ever is next republican. I hear all the time how great Clinton was, but if you look at the whole picture, economy was up when he came in and down when he left.

  • Please, god help us!

    What part of “fundamentally transform America” do you little people not understand? — B.O.

  • Joan Carsey

    What – is Iran wanting another payment – already?

  • James D

    Obama is the biggest POS on the planet.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    ” to be paid by oil companies ”
    LOL, and idiots everywhere will believe this.

    • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

      No really – O will deduct from the nasty CEOs’ salaries. Personally. And forbid them from passing anything on to consumers. Honest.

      • http://o.com CaptDMO

        Don’t be silly, it will come from oil platform workers hourly pay, because they only deserve to be paid as much as woman’s health care receptionist assistant, with a DEGREE!

        • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

          And both less than a high school dropout slinging burgers at McDonald’s.

  • david4041

    American public just can’t catch a break. As soon as oil prices go down, politicians swoop in to grab the money.

  • edbo

    JUST CAN`T SPEND ENOUGH

  • Lizzyp

    So, let’s tax the successes in order to fund others. Nothing new here. We’re just creating corporate welfare. Might as well have corporate leeches.

    I’m in a crap mood, in case y’all can’t tell.

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      I completely understand. Been there, and will likely be there again.

  • Joan Carsey

    (Wiping mouth) “Just make that check out to the ‘Barry Soetoro ‘Suds and Swim’ Neighborhood Boys Self-Actualization Club’ Foundation.”

  • Fingolfin

    Remember it’s not just gasoline that is affected, this is an OIL tax.

    • http://www.almarquardt.com/ almarquardt

      Correct. There are fewer products that don’t have a petroleum ingredient than those that do.

  • bunnehbooboo

    Gotta keep redistributing the money somehow…

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Everything he proposes or enacts, harms the US……..that is the point.

  • Dan Abbett

    The only thing about this whole fustercluck of a proposal that bothers me is that Congress will find a way to make it happen. They (the Republicans) will say all the right words for why it doesn’t make any sense and then pass it anyway. If we don’t get off the stick and dismantle the Oligarchy in Washington that currently passes for a representative government, it will destroy this nation.

  • CallsignWT

    “Shovel-ready Projects 2.0”

    With even more graft!

  • KC

    Obama proposes a new .40 cent tax on gas on top of the tax the government already gets.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Don’t even joke about that. A couple years ago the state legislature actually introduced a bill to raise the gas tax since the prices had been dropping. Fortunately we had a $0.25 a gallon raise in price while the bill was in committee. It died there.
      Maybe I should thank the anti-flag people for keeping the state’s mind off gas taxes.

      • http://o.com CaptDMO

        No, wait, remember who brought up that “thinking” , and brought the “measure” to the floor?

  • firbus

    I may have missed it, but did anyone mention cutting spending?

    • nomorelies343

    • KHSoldier(Ret)&Writer

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL…..oh, you were serious?

      No…

  • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

    If anyone should know, it’s T.Boone who made his billions betting on oil.

    • Vindicated

      So?

      • eztalk ♀ENTP – The Visionary

        The reason for your question?

        • Vindicated

          Does his wealth or how he made it invalidate his opinion?

  • surfdog

    I think there should be a $10.00 tax on every member of congress for every vote the make . No quicker way to cut back on useless legislation .

  • BigTBoom

    Obama is seeking to expand methods of ensuring energy prices skyrocket.

  • Vindicated

    There is pretty much NOTHING you touch every single day in your life that isn’t affected by the price of oil.

    This isn’t about bankrupting oil companies. They are untouchable. (No blood for oil was the dumbest thing I ever heard. You might as well say No blood for oxygen).

    This is about money and power for DC. Screwing the middle class is just another benny for the POS that is POTUS.

  • John Galt

    Let’s not forget that Pickens was all for the solar energy craze maybe half a dozen years back. He invested about two billion dollars (not to mention all he spent on those TV commercials starring him, that tried to sell us all on solar energy) and lost his a$$. He sold it all last year at a huge loss, saying solar energy can’t work, the technology is too far off to make it pay on a large scale, and the current infrastructure can’t support it.

    So, you can’t say that this guy is in the tank for oil. He’s in the tank for what works, and he wanted solar to work. I kinda believe that if his money couldn’t make it work, I think that’s good enough for me.

    • ceemack

      “…saying solar energy can’t work, the technology is too far off to make it pay on a large scale, and the current infrastructure can’t support it.”

      Which is kind of what the rest of us have been saying all along.

      • John Galt

        Indeed…I always enjoy it when someone steps on a rake that others have warned about.

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    Barry the Man-Child is pissed as hell that gas is finally back down to sane prices and by Allah he’s going to jack them up again.

    Meanwhile in the real world we’re all feeling the relief and a disgustingly large number of us are grinning like Goofy and going “thanks Obama!” for something that happened in complete spite of his determined efforts.

  • Kawfy
  • Whoare”they”?✓Deplorable

    Another 0, take from the producer, give to the leaches plan that will end up costing us a bunch.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Got to wonder if the poor people with cars will thank Obama when he adds a quarter to every gallon of gas they buy to get to the store and to work. I know I’m dreaming. *sighs*

    • DevilDocNowCiv

      The,

      No, you’re not dreaming. They will thank O for his help, and blame the greedy repub oil companies for forcing you to pay more. After all, he will say, and they will believe, “they have enough money. Why do they want to screw you out of the extra cost they are passing along to you? Send them an angry email or tweet if their price increase makes you angry, and tell them off if they say “they had no choice, it wasn’t up to them.” That means they’re lying to you.”

      This or some other BS will sail right into the PC Lib mind, and roughly half or more of us have this Zika like infection, which makes the brain effectively much smaller.

  • Deplorable Salida Sam

    McConnell and Ryan will pass a bill to implement this “fee” within 60 days.

  • Paladin

    It’s not……..the DUMBEST idea ever…

    Letting the Democrat party gain a foothold was the dumbest idea ever.

  • wharfrat

    Obama is all for a scam on the American people,we would think he would ask people in the oil business what they think,but he knows everything about everything and is going to bluff and blunder his way into this “fee” to steal money from Americans for his phony Climate Change scam,and none of the money will be used for infrastructure,he tried this with Solindrah and it fell flat,he needs to give up and wait a few more months and we can get rid of him,we can only hope the next President will be a real leader and can clean up the mess left by the DNC and Obama.

  • Deplorable AMERICAN™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

  • edbo

    DUMB BUT NOT AS STUPID AS DC PAYING CRIMINALS NOT TO COMMIT CRIMES. LIBTURDS AT WORK

  • ‘Tom Crawford

    Obama’s $10 per barrel oil tax ‘dead on arrival in Congress’ – Republicans. https://www.rt.com/business/331379-obama-oil-tax-us/

  • setnaffa

    I always start thinking about torches and pitchforks when Mr. Mom-Jeans blows oral flatulence at us…

  • NielsZoo

    What’s he using the massive tax per gallon we’re already paying for? Does he not realize that the federal government already gets almost 19 cents per gallon plus another 40 to 60 cents added by each State on fuel sold? The taxes are far, far higher already than the net profit margin on a gallon of fuel. You know, the money that goes to the owners of the company like my 401k and paltry investment accounts.

  • Steve Muckler

    In his SOTU screed, Barry hailed low gas prices in an effort to bamboozle the rubes into believing that he thinks that they’re a good thing.Now, he shows his true colors. This proposal is a leftist’s wet dream. It transfers large quantities of wealth to gubmint coffers. It punishes low and middle class primarily in flyover country. It crushes the hated oil industry with the intent of an eventual gubmint takeover.

  • rico4900

    $9 trillion in fresh debt and he is still talking about roads, bridges and infrastructure. In the first $890 billion stimulus plan, Department of Transportation received approximately 10%-12% of the stimulus for “shovel ready jobs.” We quickly found out they were not so “shovel ready.” By the way, what was $9 trillion spent on? federalbudget.com.

  • Suzyqpie

    Crude oil is at 31.33 $US today. A $10.00 per barrel fee/tax/mandate is 32%, de facto, price increase. Pres Obama has zero ability to think through the implications of anything. That would be an economic disaster.