Posted by | March 2, 2011 17:27 | Filed under: Top Stories

Mississippi governor and potential GOP presidential candidate Haley Barbour says President Obama wants the price of gas to go up so his administration can promote alternative energy.

“I tell ya, in 2008, $4 gasoline brought my state to its knees before Wall Street melted down,” Barbour said, “and we’ve blown through $3 a gallon on our way to $4, and it reminds me of what the Secretary of Energy said in 2008, Secretary [Steven] Chu, then Dr. Chu, said what we really need in the United States to get the cost of gasoline up to where it is in Europe $8 or $9 a gallon. We don’t need that where I am.”

He added, “This administration’s policies have been designed to drive up the cost of energy in the name of reducing pollution, in the name of making very expensive alternative fuels more economically competitive.”

In 2008, Chu advised we needed to have pricing on gas as they do in Europe. But he has backed off that statement and hasn’t advocated that position as a member of the administration.

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