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Good thing Congress helped the gas prices go down!!

Found this over at Hot Air, nice of the Democratic controlled Congress did all they could to insure that gas prices went down and lower our dependency on foreign oil!! Oops my bad what was I thinking? Gas prices haven’t gone down, in fact they have gone up by 30% since they took control!!! WTF!!!

I love the fact that the left wanted to “help” with the cost of gas a year ago this week, when in fact all they did was help with it increasing! But the one thing that really pisses me off and gets under my skin is the drilling for oil in this country.

According to the Dems. drilling now will not help the price of gas now, and that it will take up to 5 years to see an improvement in the cost of gas. So they want to put more effort into alternative sources of energy like solar, nuclear, and bio-fuels. But with the new technology to work it has to be developed and tested then put into the market, so that would take what, 10 years or more to get it totally right? Now I am not a math major nor did I graduate from College, but I know 5 years is less then 10 years, or am I wrong?

Now I know drilling now won’t stop me from paying $3.80 for a gallon of gas this week as I travel, but if we as a country start to drill and explore in more places I can almost bet you that the price of oil would fall. Why do you ask? Well the lovely foreign sources of oil will see that we are going to start to get our on oil and get scared, and when that happens all of the sudden they will start to produce more oil, which in turn will lead to lower gas prices! Hell just 2 weeks ago when Bush said he wanted to lift the hold on drilling off shore the Saudis got scared and started to produce more oil and the price dropped for the first time in weeks! Now I know the left doesn’t know how to use common sense about things and they feel that more govt is better and that electric cars are the answer to the energy crisis, but they need to wake up and smell the coffee!!!

Over 30 years ago a former President by the name of Jimmy Carter said that the energy policies of this country need to “change”(there is that word), and we need to be less dependent on foreign oil in this country. But as President there where oil shortages in this country which lead to long lines at the gas pump when gas was there! Now here it is 2008 and we have a Dem running for President that is much more left the Carter ever was, Barrack Hussein Obama(yes I used his middle name, does that make me a racist? The fuck if I care! Its his name get over it!), who wants to solve the energy crisis in this country just like Carter did, oops tried!

Now don’t get me wrong I am all for getting away from oil and using better sources of energy like nuclear or electric power, but how does something that is still in development and won’t be ready for at least a decade or more going to help me now?

The gas tax holiday proposed by McCain is still a good idea in my opinion, give us a few months with lower gas prices while the oil companies start to drill in ANWAR or off the shore of Cali or Florida! Give us a break while they build more refineries in the country, something that hasn’t been done in over 25 years! Let the oil companies drill, don’t tax them more like Hussein wants to do. Does he not realize who will pay those taxes? Not the oil companies, the average American will! But I guess when you are a Senator running for President riding around with Secret Service agents in govt vehicles you don’t have to worry about the price of gas, because it isn’t coming out of your pocket!

There is an idea, how about the Presidential candidates pay for their own gas in there SUV’s they ride in everywhere that go, including the gas for all of the trail vehicles in their convoys, and the plane they fly in all over the place, Then do you think Hussein will want that tax holiday at the pump? Will the ass-hats in Congress do something about the prices if they had to pay for gas as they travel?? Well maybe in a perfect world it would!

Oh and I think Pelosi and Reid need to be put on trial for treason, but that is another story that I will get to later!

Part of the text from Hot Air:

In May 2007, Nancy Pelosi announced amid great fanfare that the Democrats had made July 4, 2007 Energy Independence Day. Castigating George Bush for his inaction on energy policy, Pelosi noted that gas prices had reached record levels and that the newly-enacted Democratic majority would take charge of energy policy to take back the leadership from “Big Oil”. Pay close attention to the chart behind Pelosi at the beginning:

Here is the video from Hot Air:

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