The Real Oil Crisis is Politics

With all of the new technology available to us, drilling for our own oil is more unobtrusive, and desirable, than ever. Yet, it’s politics as usual whenever it is mentioned that we can start to support our own oil needs.

President Bush held a recent press conference on the current state of the economy and the high cost of energy.

He made several important points. First, he noted one reason gas prices are increasing is that global supply has not kept pace with the growing demand worldwide. Members of Congress, he said, “have been vocal about foreign governments increasing their oil production; yet Congress has been just as vocal in opposition to efforts to expand our production here at home. They repeatedly blocked environmentally safe exploration in ANWR [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge]. The Department of Energy estimates that ANWR could allow America to produce about a million additional barrels of oil every day, which translates to about 27 millions of gallons of gasoline and diesel every day. That would be about a 20 percent increase of oil … and it would likely mean lower gas prices.”

And of course Chucky Schumer has the answer. It’s old and tired, but it is against anything positive that can be done easily and quickly to fix the problem. So it fits the liberal format perfectly.

The response of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat: “Unless the [Bush] administration gets OPEC [the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries] to increase oil supply, American consumers are going to be in for a scorching summer of $4 gasoline with no relief in sight.” Apparently, Mr. Schumer expects President Bush to bully other countries into relieving our economic problems. This is wise foreign policy advice if ever there was some. And if foreign governments do not want to help us we should not expect Congress to do anything about it. After all, why alleviate needless financial hardship when some senators can use it as a political weapon?

Everybody wants cheaper gas, and less dependence on foreign oil, so why not take the option staring us in the face, while we develop the alternative power we need, like Nuclear Power? OOPS! I said the N word, and that is also not acceptable. When will rational thinking people stand up to the enviro-nuts and their enablers in the Democratic party? Perhaps another Carter administration? I certainly don’t want it to come to that, there’s too much at stake for our nation to risk another Carter type presidency, but that may be what we will get this time around. Obama will destroy us in 4 years, Clinton will take a little longer, and McCain only shows strength on the security front.

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