A fix for high oil prices and the defecit?

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    Should our govt drill the oil leases that the oil companies do not?

    Produce oil to increase supply and lower oil prices and use the profit to pay against the debt.
    It would also create jobs.
     
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    No, EnviroMarxists insist that oil is the one commodity impervious to the basic laws of supply and demand.
     
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    also should not the govt be involved in oil since it is an issue of national security?
     
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    absolutely. Nationalizing is the only answer.
     
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    The leases are granted but the right to drill on the leased land is not.

    Will the government grant itself the right to drill when it has denied that right to the oil companies?

    Shell May Seek Alaskan Oil Leases Extension After Permits Delay - Bloomberg

    Shell May Seek Alaskan Oil Leases Extension After Permits Delay
    By Katarzyna Klimasinska and Eduard Gismatullin - Feb 3, 2011 5:12 PM ET
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    Business ExchangeBuzz up!DiggPrint Email .Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, said it may ask the U.S. to extend leases off the Alaska coast beyond 2015 after delays in issuing permits forced the company to put off drilling until next year.
     
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    The government is the entity that is preventing drilling. You're acting like the kidnap victim who thinks the kidnapper is her friend.
     
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    Where does the government keep all it's drilling rigs ?
     
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    Absofuckinglutely not!!! If the government got in the oil business, they would be in competition with private sector business. Put that kind of power in the hands of government and it 2 years only the government would still be in the oil business and 6 months later gasoline would cost a hundred dollars a gallon and they'd still be loosing money.
     
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    Do not be so selective in you articles, there are many oil leases just sitting there ready to drill that are not being drilled.
    Remember Alaska and Exxon? Do a google and educate yourself.
     

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