In His Latest Political Stunt, Obama Smugly Takes Credit For Lower Gas Prices

Former President Barack Obama is at it again, trying to credit for something he didn’t do.

While speaking at Rice University’s Baker Institute, Obama took credit for the fact that America has become one of the top oil producers in the world, along with trying to take credit for gas prices. (Video Below)

“I was extraordinarily proud of the Paris Accords because, Look, I know, I know we’re an oil country and we need American energy. And, by the way, American energy production. You wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president. And that whole, suddenly America’s like, the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas, that was me, people…” Obama said on Tuesday.

Then, he bragged that he did great things for the economy and announced that he should be thanked for it.

“It’s a little like sometimes you go to Wall Street and folks will be grumbling about anti-business and I said, “Have you checked where your stocks were when I came into office, where they are now? What are you talking, what are you complaining about? Just say thank you, please. Because I want to raise your taxes a couple percent?” He said smugly.

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According to the Daily Wire, Obama had little to no control over the success in the oil industry America experienced thanks to outside factors and drilling happening out of his already limited control:

By 2016, gas prices had dropped, but as Grist noted, “Gas prices are currently low because of softening demand abroad and increasing supply — much of it American oil from the fracking boom. Obama has no control over the former and only limited control over the latter, since it’s mostly happening on private land.”

Another fact to consider: it was George W. Bush who stimulated production; early in his tenure the Bureau of Land Management, which controlled roughly 239 million acres of public lands, issued leasing and drilling permits at an unprecedented rate in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. (Video Below)

Benny Johnson from the Daily Caller tweeted, “This clip of Obama has it all: – Claiming credit for today’s low gas prices – 2 yrs after leaving office – Lying about his own energy policies – which decimated coal, gas, fracking, Keystone XL – Chuckling about raising taxes – Smugly asking the audience to ‘thank’ him”


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