Monday, June 09, 2008

Gasoline hits $4.00 per gallon

This morning the news reported that the national average for a gallon of gasoline is now over $4.00 per gallon. Although I would rely in Chuck Norris for instruction on karate rather than the economy, he expresses my frustration well in his recent article, "Congress, get off your gas, and drill!" Norris says,
As oil and gas prices skyrocket, Congress continues to play the blame game. In April 2006, with the Democrats poised to take over Congress with Nancy Pelosi at the helm, she released a statement saying, "With skyrocketing gas prices, it is clear that the American people can no longer afford the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress." She followed that with the commitment, "Democrats have a common sense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging." So has
the Democrat's commonsense plan worked? Average gas prices were about $2.50
a gallon at the time. Now they're $4 a gallon and rising. Some crack-down plan.

While the liberals scream about our wars over foreign oil, they are the ones who have continued our dependence on foreign oil in the first place! According to Norris:

Though we have more oil in the shale of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming than combined in the Middle East (800 billion barrels), liberals and environmentalists have made it illegal to touch it.

It's illegal to drill in northern Alaska (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), or off the coasts of Florida or California.

Oil fields in Colorado are being shut down. We won't develop shale oil fields in the western states

It's illegal to explore in the Atlantic.

It's illegal to explore in the Pacific

It's illegal to explore in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico

We're not receiving any more leases to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, while China, Venezuela and Cuba are.

We haven't built an oil refinery in 25 years and reduced in half those we have

There's enough natural gas beneath America (406 trillion cube feet) to heat every home in America for the next 150 years, but we can't tap it all.

We have the largest supply of coal in the world, but it's Germany who is planning to build 27 coal-fired electrical plants by 2020.

You might want to think about this the next time you fill up your gas tank, and especially when you vote in November.

1 comment:

jazzycat said...

Good point. This is an issue that conservatives own if they would only have the guts to aggressively use it.........