Congress is ready to "help" us, again.

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    I can't say it enough, Congress is a mess, politics in general is a mess. How is this going to help the American people? How does this help the economy? Higher gas prices mean higher hauling costs, which in turn means high prices for food stuffs as well as everything else we buy.

    Yeah, fix the energy problem like you did the illegal immigration problem. :eusa_wall:
     
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    Talk about spin. Last I checked the Democrats control the Senate, yet this "Bill" is being blamed on the Republicans. I see no democrats name mentioned AT all, in fact I see no mention of the Democrats AT all.
     
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    Funny, isn't? The name of the guy's column is ThinkingRight: Jim Wooten's Common Sense Conservatism.

    Perhaps his interest is calling out the Republicans he takes issue with? Having not read his work prior to this article, I can't testify to his political leanings, he may be a liberal in conservative clothing.
     
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    Though Edwin Meese is on the board of The Heritage Foundation, which is the source of the statistics and quotes for the piece.
     
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    Meredith Vieira Ponders: 'Would We Be Better Off If Gas Prices Were Even Higher?'
    Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on June 21, 2007 - 12:23.

    NBC Today co-host Meredith Vieira opened her Today at the Pump segment cheering the recent decrease in gas prices as "sweet relief" but then wondered: "Would we be better off...if gas prices were even higher?" On this morning's Today show, Vieira invited on Chevron’s CEO, David O’Reilly, to harass him about getting America off its "dependence" on oil and cited critics of Chevron’s allocation of profits to find alternative sources of energy as merely, "symbolic."

    http://newsbusters.org/node/13637
     
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    Easy for her, she takes the train to work.
     
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    You mean a limo don't you
     

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    It won't help the economy. In the short term. But it will make the fall that we are going to have slower and easier.
     
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    Umm I figure we will be paying $6/gal or more for gas within 5-10 years anyway.
    In that time or less we (the world) will be wanting more oil than is being pumped from the ground....

    We can pay now or later, but the late payment is costlier and more painful.
     
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    or we can start drilling for our own oil and build/expand our refineries

    to bad the enviro wackos block those attempts
     

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