Are you ready to drill for new oil?

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    Yes? No? And Why?

    I say if the state wants to do it then let them do it. It will help lower the price and it will create many new jobs for this struggling economy and in the mean time it will give us time to investigate alternative energy... It's time to stop supporting these middle eastern countries who hate us.
     
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    Black and viscous --- bound to cure blue lethargy
    Sugar-plum petroleum for energy
    Tightrope-balanced payments need a small reprieve
    Oh, please believe we want to be
    in Offshore Oil

    New-found wealth sits on the shelf of yesterday
    Hot-air balloon --- inflation soon will make you pay
    Riggers rig and diggers dig their shallow grave
    But we'll be saved and what we crave
    is Offshore Oil

    Prices boom in Chicago and Allentown
    Ten more years to lay the fears, erase the frown
    before we are all nuclear --- the better way!
    Oh, let us pray: we want to stay
    in Offshore Oil
     
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    Without oil, there would have been none of this:

    Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
    A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
    Then one day he was shootin at some food,
    And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.

    Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.

    Well the first thing you know ol' Jed's a millionaire,
    Kinfolk said Jed move away from there
    Said Californy is the place you ought to be
    So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

    Hills, that is.
    Swimmin pools, movie stars.

    The Beverly Hillbillies!

    Sung at the end of the show:

    Well now its time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin.
    And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin in.
    You're all invited back again to this locality
    To have a heapin helpin of their hospitality

    Hillbilly that is. Set a spell. Take your shoes off. Y'all come back now, y'hear?
     
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    Yes, To both lower the price and to lower our trade deficit and stop sending Billions to those who would hurt us.
     
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    Nope. I see no logical reason to tap our own resources to benefit a world market that will eventually crumble and leave us wondering where all of our oil reserves went. I'd rather save our oil, let the price of gas make altEnergy a necessity, and save our reserves for industries and infrastructures that cannot adapt as quickly as other areas of industry. Europe has survived on 8 dollar gallons of gas, and so will America.
     
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    i agree with that
     
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    I guess you enjoy a massive trade deficit, and sending billions of dollars off to nations that would love nothing more than to hurt us.

    That alone IMO is more than enough reason to do everything in our power to get off foreign Oil.

    Our economy is falling apart with 4 dollar gas, and you think 8 dollar gas wont hurt. the problem with your Europe comparison is that more than half the price they pay is taxes. which is not the case here, and will not be the case if gas is 8 dollars a gallon. While in Europe half the money the spend to fill their tanks goes back to their governments, Here in America most of the money we pay to fill our tanks goes into the pockets of Oil companies and foreign governments, not our governments pockets.

    But believe me I will not hold my breath waiting for you to agree with me on anything, after all I am old in all.
     
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    Oh it will hurt, but it will also drive invention. Necessity is the mother of invention. If we have $8 gas, then we'll have alternativeE fuel in no time.

    And by the way, how do you think drilling domestically will cut down gas prices? Do you realize that unless we nationalize oil, we're sending what we get from FL and Alaska to the world market. We might knock off a few quarters on the gallon, in 5-7 years at the soonest.

    PS: Don't try to play the victim. I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings when I said old people don't contribute to culture. Please forgive my brutal honesty.
     
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    I am more worried about sending so much money over there, than I am about lowering prices to tell you the truth.
     
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    How will drilling domestically hurt them more than removing one luxury yacht of income from the Saudi prince's salary?
     

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