Republicans Blame Democrats for 'A Nation of $4 Gasoline'

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  1. Revmitchell

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    As expected, gasoline prices keep rising, and Republicans are placing the blame squarely on the Democrat-led Congress. Republicans apparently see "pain at the pump" as a key election issue....



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    Drilling for oil, building refineries, and creating more nuclear plants will not only provide more energy at a cheaper price but it will provide more jobs and move our economy. The Dems promises are just empty.
     
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    Right there's the problem...the republicans blame the democrats and the democrats blame the republicans but none of them blame their own Bilderberg handlers, aka the people who control such things. In other words these dogs won't bite the hand that feeds them. But they'll roll over and do tricks to keep you engrossed and entertained. Good doggies. Wag wag.
     
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    :applause:

    pot, kettle, kettle, pot, pot, kettle, kettle, pot!

    Both in the fire and neither are clean.
    Republican-Democrat, Democrat-Republican.....
    nothing changes when they cook in the same flame!

    :BangHead: =and people continue to take sides not realizing how little difference it makes!
     
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    A few examples:

    President Clinton: "This budget would give oil companies the right to drill in the last unspoiled arctic wilderness in Alaska." President Clinton, Veto 12/6/95

    Aug. 13, 2001 "Democrats who control the Senate vow that legislation permitting ANWR drilling will never see the light of day in that chamber."

    December 22, 2005, "the Senate blocked an effort on Wednesday to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. They fell four votes short of the 60 they needed, as two Republicans joined Senate Democrats."

    May 2006, the Senate rejected, 56-42, a Republican energy plan that called for opening the ANWR and some offshore waters to development. "We can't drill our way to lower prices," said Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

    May 15, 2008, Senate Appropriations Committee voted along party lines rejecting an amendment by Sen. Allard, R-Colo., to allow oil shale drilling.

    March 14, 2008 "The Senate on Thursday upheld a long-standing moratorium on oil and natural gas exploration off the Virginia coast, rejecting legislation that could have triggered a new effort to permit drilling… The vote broke largely along party lines, with Republicans generally supporting an end to the moratorium and Democrats voting to retain it."
     
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    A million barrels a day would have been in the pipeline today, save this.
     
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    American consumers are to blame. Waiting for anyone to explain why gas should be sold for less than people are willing to pay.
     
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    I'm disappointed. I was waiting for someone to say it's Bush's fault. That's who usually gets the blame for congress' failure to act.
     
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    We're the ones to blame. We're the ones that keep expecting this group of people or that group of people who have absolutely no loyalty what so ever to this country to "fix things". They are fixing things! They fix it so the transnational elite they cater too can waltz right in and rob us all blind.

    At this point only a completely brainwashed fool would still believe a George W. Bush or Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is actually in command of what goes on here.
     
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    It's not a matter of willingness by the consumer, but of necessity.

    IMHO, your question should be:
    What price becomes the breaking point for American commerce, or
    What can be done to bring the price down, given legislators love of pristine nature. And the legislators are to blame, with possible complicity, or veto by a president.
     
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    Yea, if gasoline was completely cut off today I doubt it would take more than a week to shut this country down completely.
     

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