Energy Secretary Chu Gives Himself an “A” For Doubling Gas Prices in 3 Years
Despite record gas prices Democrats killed another Arctic drilling project this month. This came after Obama’s recent move to block the Keystone pipeline project. US gas prices at the pump have doubled since Obama took office.
Despite this reality, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel today that he would give himself an “A” for his handing of energy policy under the Obama Administration. Gas prices are now twice as much as what they were when Obama came into office three years ago.
The Daily Caller reported, via Free Republic:
Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.”
Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that.
“The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became Secretary of Energy, I’ve been doing everything I can to get long-term solutions,” Chu said.
Chu would give himself the top grade on gas prices despite that fact that the average price for a gallon of gas just hit $3.87 – the highest ever recorded in the month of March, according to ABC News.
Chu gives himself an “A” and Obama gives himself a “good solid B+” despite the fact that the economy is in the sewer and gas prices are soaring. Either they’re delusional or that was their plan all along.