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Haley Barbour Claims That Obama Is Raising Gas Prices On Purpose

Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday that President Barack Obama's administration was succeeding in their plan to raise the price of gas. "Somebody told me that you said this week that you think that the president is trying to
9 years ago by David
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Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Sunday that President Barack Obama's administration was succeeding in their plan to raise the price of gas.

"Somebody told me that you said this week that you think that the president is trying to drive up energy policy -- energy prices on purpose," CBS host Bob Schieffer noted in an interview with Barbour Sunday.

"No question about that," Barbour insisted. "I mean, this administration's policy has clearly has been to drive up the cost of energy so Americans would use less of it."

"I've heard a lot of people give a lot of different reasons that energy prices have gone up but I believe you must be the first to say that he did it on purpose," Schieffer observed.

"I don't back off from that one iota. It is hurting the economy. Energy is 100 percent of the economy. Energy is the life blood of the economy. They've tried to raise the price of oil. They've tried to raise taxes. They've tried to raise the price of coal. They've tried to make it harder to get permits. I don't think there's any question that this is the policy of this administration," Barbour said.

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