Addiction to ME oil IS the Republican Plan - get used to it!

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    Starting with Reagan, addiction of foreign oil has been the Republican Plan all along. Under Bush/Cheney, the plan finally came to fruition. This is why we pay billions in subsidies to oil companies. Republicans know only a tiny amount of oil we use could ever come from the Gulf. That's just a "sideshow". A way to blame the current administration for their policies which are designed to keep America addicted.

    Obviously, this is why Republicans fight to keep us from investing in "renewables". What other reason could there be?
     
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    Actually, it began with Carter. He set the tone by coining phrases like "Big Oil" and "Windfall Profits". He turned public and political opinion away from the very industry that had the means to build this country into an energy powerhouse.

    He proceeded to decimate that industry by enacting a "tax" that was neither a tax nor was it based on profits. He stole billions from industry, thousands of companies went bankrupt, and tens of thousands of industry jobs were lost. Domestic production fell, and imports rose.
     
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    And let's not forget "The Moral Equivalent of War".

    Typical Democrat - at war with his own countrymen. :cuckoo:
     
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    You would be wrong there. It started with Nixon, Kissinger in particular. Kissinger made a deal with the Saudi's that if we bought their oil we wouldn't drill for ours but they would have to buy our T-Bills. They've been doing it ever since and funding our spending spree.

    With all the turmoil in the middle east and the Federal Reserve purposely destroying the dollar, the Saudi's see that their investment for all those years is being devalued. Read: Going down the shitter. In fact they've already talked to China and Russia for security from our Al Qaida forces in the Middle East. And are doing more business in currencies other than dollars.

    You are also wrong about the amount of oil we have, we just don't access it or drill it. There is enough oil in Alaska, the Gulf of Mexico and newly discovered sources under the Rocky Mountains. If you quite watching MSNBC and stopped wasting your time bashing Fox News you might actually learn something. Unless of course, you just get paid to post here.
     
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    You're a stupid fuck.....

    and we're all more than used to it.
     
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    Really? Care to post some sites concerning these 100 bbls+ discoveries? And don't give the shit about the oil shale. Still no viable way to produce that oil.
     
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    Are you talking about "Australian" and "Arab" owned Fox news? You know they sued for the right to lie? Why sue for the right unless you intend to use it? What makes you think Fox is "pro America". Look at Sean Hannity and the GI concert scandal.

    Just because right wingers say there is all this oil, doesn't mean it's true. They don't even believe in science. How do they "know" what's under the Rockies?
     
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    I don't get my news from Fox. There are too many sources of information on the web.

    Do you watch MSNBC? Do you know they take talking points straight from the White House? Who owns MSNBC? G.E. does! What did Obamas' Chief of Staff do before he came to D.C.? Worked for G.E! Herpa Derp! :uhoh3:

    How do they know all that oil is under the Rocky Mountains? Why Evil Right Wing Propagandists NPR said so!
    Squeezing Oil Out of Stones in the Rocky Mountains : NPR
    See what can happen if you look beyond your own stubborn prejudices rdean? You may actually learn something! :lol:
     
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    Which party wanted to open up alaska and the coasts of the united states for oil drilling?
    Which party did not want to open up our own land in the USA for oil drilling?

    Just saying
     
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    Dean? you there dean?
     

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