Just when we are enjoying lower gas prices, Debbie Downer of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has to ruin the party. Complete Article > http://goo.gl/Bt6NZg Obama to Propose a $10-a-Barrel Fee on Oil By CORAL DAVENPORT FEB. 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Obama’s budget request to Congress will include a new fee on oil companies, requiring them to pay $10 to the federal government for every barrel of oil they produce, the White House said on Thursday. The money, which could bring in up to $32 billion in new federal revenue annually, would be spent on highway infrastructure and research for cleaner vehicles. The proposal to further increase costs for fossil fuel production is part of a broader effort by Mr. Obama to fight climate change. The goal is to make it more expensive to produce and consume energy sources that emit planet-warming greenhouse gases while stoking the market for clean, renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar. “This new approach to investment and funding is one that places a priority on reducing greenhouse gases, while working to develop a more integrated, sophisticated and sustainable transportation sector,” said a White House fact sheet on the new proposal.