Pelosi Ignoring the will of the people.

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    the latest polls say 70% plus of Americans want to drill for oil. Yet Pelosi continues to stand in the way. How long before this stance starts to hurt Democrats.

    What is she so afraid of, Let them vote.

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    Pelosi vows to block offshore drilling : National : Ventura County Star
     
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    Pelosi- Feinstein- Boxer all rolled up in a nice little California nutshell - :cuckoo: need I say more?

    Honest ... I am not against women being in Government and I still say I would vote for one for President when and if the right one comes along. But the above 3 just remind me too much of Hillary. Sorry :eusa_angel:

    Could you imagine an afternoon tea party with the four of them? No thanks. :D
     
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    "The people" want a lot of things when they are scared by their government and they choose to ignore that government's own reports saying drilling won't change a thing.

    You do know that's because the drilled oil would go at international market rates. And China and India aren't going to use less oil.

    But I'm sure there'd be a "psychological" benefit to drilling like McCain says.

    Me? I don't need Dr Phil for president. Let's deal in reality, not "psychological benefits" from destroying our environment to benefit oil companies.

    Or... you could force the oil companies to drill on their own leases....

    heaven forbid they couldn't use those leases for speculation, right?
     
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    As I have said time and again, There is more than one reason to use our own Oil. Prices are not the only reason, what about the trade deficit, what about the fact that we are sending 700 Billion dollars a year to places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuela? Would it not be better to keep that money here by using our own oil?

    I also find it kinda funny how you choose to pick and choose when to believe the government. They tell us how much oil is here, and you say we can't believe them, but when the same government tells you that more oil will not lower the price, that you choose to believe.
     
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    If we want to lower the price of Gas the thing to do would be to build some more refineries. We use 20 million barrels of Oil a day, while the refineries max out at about 18.5 million barrels a day of refinery capacity. That IMO is a big part of the reason gas is so much.
     
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    I choose to believe THIS government when what they tell us goes against their talking points... because it isn't in their best interests to tell us those things. They just figure we won't notice.

    What about the trade deficit? Stop buying cheap garbage from China and selling it in Wal-Mart.

    What should be of greater concern to you is China holding our debt. That gives them huge sway over us and is in large part a result of this admin's insistance on running the government on the nat'l credit card. Cutting taxes during wartime for the first time ever? How stupid is that?

    And I don't believe the govt when it's clear they are a bunch of LSS's... and it isn't that difficult to put 2 and 2 together.
     
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    The will of the liberals is to make damn sure nothing is done about the price of gas until the election is over.
    Obstructionists to the bitter end.
     
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    Fair enough

    I don't see that happening anytime soon do you?

    Drilling for our own oil is something we Can do to lower the Trade deficit. IMO Not to mention we could send less money over there to fund terrorism.

    I am concerned about it. However last time I checked the tax cuts increased revenues to the government, though not enough to make up for the spending.

    I agree, I just do not think the Dems will be any better, or any more honest.
     
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    T Boone Pickens, who knows 10,000% more about the oil industry than everyone on this board combined, says we cant' drill our way out of this energy crisis.

    Its going to have to be some sort of Apollo shot program for alternative energy.
     
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    Only if I can bring a gun.:badgrin:
     

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