The New York Post notes:
President Obama has a solution to the Gulf oil spill: $7-a-gallon gas.
That’s a Harvard University study’s estimate of the per-gallon price of the president’s global-warming agenda. And Obama made clear this week that this agenda is a part of his plan for addressing the Gulf mess.
So what does global-warming legislation have to do with the oil spill?
Good question, because such measures wouldn’t do a thing to clean up the oil or fix the problems that led to the leak.
The answer can be found in Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s now-famous words, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste — and what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”
As Obama told MSNBC in mid-2008, he’s totally cool with high gas prices, as long as their rise is “gradual” — and in December of 2008, NBC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times were all egging Obama on to jack gas prices through the roof.
And we know current Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is fine with idea as well: