OBAMA FIGHTS BACK ON GAS PRICES…

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks at a town hall meeting at Radnor Middle School in Wayne, Pa., Saturday, June 14, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Electric hybrid cars are plugged-in to charge during a demonstration of the vehicles Monday, June 2, 2008, in Seattle. AFS Trinity says it has the only working plug-in hybrid vehicles with a 40-mile \’all-electric\’ range.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Barack Obama was in Wayne, Pa today and he hit back on GAS PRICES. Obama highlighted how big oil companies with the help of Vice President Dick Cheney met over 40 times and have shaped our current energy policy. Obama would like to raise fuel standards for the near future and expand and build upon hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles in the near term. Also, he would go after the big oil companies massive profit margins that are well over projections and use some of the profits to offset energy costs to the public. These current profits the oil companies are making now are the icing over the icing on the cake. Here\’s a little of what Obama had to say,\”When I’m President, we’ll finally have a comprehensive energy policy. I’ll invest $150 billion over the next ten years in establishing a green energy sector. We’ll create a National Low-Carbon Fuel Standard that will help ensure that the fuel we’re using is more efficient. We’ll invest in clean energies like solar, wind, and biodiesel. And we’ll create up to 5 million new green jobs – and those are jobs that pay well and can’t be outsourced. Right now, a number of foreign-owned clean energy companies are creating quality jobs here in Pennsylvania, and that’s a good thing. But I want to see American companies creating green jobs here in America. I want to see America leading the world toward a clean energy future\”.

A shows Nissan vehicles lined up for domestic delivery in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, April 2008. Nissan Motor Co., playing catch-up in fuel-efficient motoring, said that it and NEC Corp. will invest 115 million dollars to mass produce new batteries for electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.(AFP/File/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Our current dependence on foreign oil is a national security matter and we need to begin to ween ourselves off oil entirely to fuel our vehicles. We have to inspire energy companies and the small entrepreneurs around America to help solve our energy problem. Currently automakers in Japan seem to be taking the lead and are aggressively moving toward alternative vehicles. Unfortunately Bush and McCain would leave the energy problem with the oil companies who have spent half a billion dollars lobbying lawmakers and this current administration to keep us in the mess we find ourselves in today and the near future…

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A SPECIAL \”MEET THE PRESS\” TOMORROW MORNING HOSTED BY TOM BROKAW…A REFLECTION ABOUT TIM RUSSERT AND HOW HE PERFECTED MODERN POLITICAL JOURNALISM.

An undated handout photo of \”Meet the Press\” moderator and NBC News Senior Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert on the set his show. Russert, a leading U.S. political correspondent and host of the NBC television network\’s long-running \”Meet the Press\” talk show, died on June 13, 2008 of a heart attack, the network said. He was 58.REUTERS/NBC/Handout

TIM RUSSERT Tim & dad \”BIG RUSS\” TODAY SHOW 6-13-08

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