Democrats Dim Energy Plan: Tax and Sue

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    Taxing oil companies and suing OPEC is not going to help reduce the skyrocketing cost of gas. There are only 2 real solutions for our problem: produce more or use less.

    Republicans have a better plan in the works:

    Democrats' Energy Plan Does Not Boost US Supply of Oil
    May 8, 2008
    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200805/POL20080508e.html
     
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    "Pelosi called oil drilling a "failed energy policy of yesterday," and she said the president -- by threatening to veto Democrats' energy plan -- "is forbidding us to move our nation to a 21st century energy policy."




    That's such a beautiful gem by Pelosi, obviously detached from realities. In 1995, Clinton would not allow production to come online in Alaska, reserves estimates of 2-12 billion barrels. If he had allowed this it would be online now. Also, we need to drill our reserves in the gulf WHILE pursuing other technologies.
     
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    Suing OPEC? Where exactly did Democrats say they are planning on doing that?
     
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    "Pelosi called oil drilling a "failed energy policy of yesterday," ?

    If that doesn't epitomize to stupidity of the Democrats in general I don't what does....I heard today that Nigeria is getting rights or permission or something to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico....
    While idiot Dims want to built windmills.....God help the United States of America....

    The fact is, Democrats will do absolutely nothing to help solve any problems while Bush is in office....they know no matter what THEY do to fuck up things, Bush will shoulder the blame and they will pay no price at all...
     
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    Here is a slate link discussing the idea.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2190776/
     
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    I still don't see where they say she wants to Sue them. Break them up, yeah, but sue them?

    And how exactly is breaking up OPEC bad?
     
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    I think they would have to be sued through the WTO (assuming legislation isn't passed allowing the Justice Department to go after them, although I have no idea how that would work).

    It isn't.
     
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    If not suing, I don't know what this is:

    http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/release/view/?id=7376


     
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    And those are bad things?

    We've already discussed the pointlessness of drilling in ANWAR.... no matter how much the repubs want to gift more profits to the oil companies and set a precedent for destroying the last of the untouched lands.:cuckoo:
     
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    Jillian, my own take is that we should be developing our own resources, not just in ANWAR, but off the coasts as well. At the same time, exploring for other sites, such as the one in North Dakota, building refineries and providing large incentives for the development of alternative sources, that don't result in a reduction of the world's food supply.

    The US has the 3rd largest known supplies of oil currently, when was the last year that we allowed for the development or further exploration? It's past time to end the stranglehold of the environmental extremists, though putting penalties for 'accidents' in writing for new sites I'd have no problem with.
     

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