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In his campaign speech on February 23rd, 2012, Obama blamed everyone but himself for the rise in fuel prices, stating that there were international pressures on the price of oil that are beyond his control. He went on to criticize Republicans for saying that the solution was to drill, drill, drill – saying instead that the answer was to use algae as a source of fuel. Amazingly, he then boasted that under his administration domestic oil and gas production has increased; but as the Heritage Foundation reported on January 18th, 2012, “Under Obama, Oil and Gas Production on Federal Lands is Down 40%.” There has been an increase in production on private land, but if Obama’s EPA has its way, energy production won’t be happening there either.

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