To date, contracts for nearly 40 Florida billboards totaling $240,000 have been signed and funded. Outdoor media in other swing states, coupled with more traditional and social media initiatives, are in the works. The PAC expects to raise and spend at least $500,000 before Election Day 2012.
With the presidential election quickly approaching, American Principles SuperPAC has focused on informing consumers and voters about how the Obama Administration’s energy policies have led to an unprecedented long-term increase in gasoline prices.
When President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, the average price for gasoline was $1.89 a gallon. Today, it has more than doubled to nearly $4.00 a gallon.
While President Obama embraced an unprecedented foreign policy approach vis-à-vis the Arab world that many have labeled as an “apology tour” on one hand, he also made it far more difficult to obtain permits to drill for oil at home. In fact, at a time when we must lessen our dependence on Middle East oil more than ever, Obama has reduced the number of drilling permits in the US by more than one-third.
Incredibly, President Obama also blocked the pipeline that would have brought low-priced oil from Canada to the U.S. The Keystone XL Pipeline would not only have brought millions of barrels of oil from Canada, but would also have created more than 20,000 well-paying U.S. jobs in the construction process alone.
Indeed, President Obama has made it increasingly complicated for the U.S. to use its own energy resources. As a result, Americans are forced to pay whatever foreign oil-producing countries decide to charge. Instead of supporting initiatives to reduce the cost of gasoline, Barack Obama has done the complete opposite.
Countries like Saudi Arabia are raking in billions of additional U.S. dollars every year since Obama took office. Several other oil-producing nations run by anti-American despots and tyrants are also benefiting from the higher oil prices. As it rolls in foreign cash, Iran is planning every day to destroy Israel and America in a nuclear Armageddon.
Libya, where the Muslim Brotherhood gained control under President Obama’s watch and neglect, and where our ambassador and three other brave American Soldiers were killed as our consulate was firebombed in a premeditated act of terrorism on the Anniversary of 9/11, has also been benefiting from the higher oil prices.
The bottom line? In addition to the less measureable but very real increase in U.S.” transfer payments” to potential terror-funding nations, it now costs the average family approximately $2,700 more a year just to fill up. That is a big tax increase.
As a point of debate, some may try to interject that gasoline prices briefly rose above $4.00 per gallon in 2008, during the last year of the Bush Administration. It is important to note that this was a short-lived one-time spike, and that the price was also as low as $1.65 that same year.
A far more relevant statistic gas prices rose at an average rate of only 2.6% per year during 8 years of the Bush administration, while they have doubled in only 3-1/2 years under Obama, and the rise has been steady.
As is explained here, it is no coincidence that Pres. Obama’s policies have resulted in such dramatic increases in gasoline prices, costing American families thousands of hard-earned dollars every year.
American Principles SuperPAC represents an influential group of Americans concerned about the direction of our country under the Obama Administration. Supporting or opposing Federal candidates through independent expenditures, the PAC’s agenda includes promoting the following sound policies and principles:
→ Principle of American Exceptionalism?
→ A foreign policy based on Moral Clarity
→ Sound and conservative fiscal and monetary policies, and?→ Limited government
For more information or to support the work of American Principles SuperPAC, please visit the PAC’s website at www.APSuperPAC.org.
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