Guest Author - Linda Sue Grimes
Whatever happened to the old canard, “No blood for oil”: supposedly we went to war in Iraq for oil. So where is the oil? Instead of a steady cheap supply of oil, we are paying higher prices than ever because the supply is not available with more developing countries, such as India and China, scrambling for more oil.
On June 18, 2008, President Bush said, “In the short run, the American economy will continue to rely largely on oil. And that means we need to increase supply, especially here at home. So my administration has repeatedly called on Congress to expand domestic oil production. Unfortunately, Democrats on Capitol Hill have rejected virtually every proposal — and now Americans are paying the price at the pump for this obstruction. Congress must face a hard reality: Unless Members are willing to accept gas prices at today's painful levels — or even higher — our nation must produce more oil. And we must start now. So this morning, I ask Democratic Congressional leaders to move forward with four steps to expand American oil and gasoline production.”
Not in the Democrats’ Interest to Improve Things Now
The real problem is politics: the Democrats covet the White House and more seats in the House and Senate. How can they win these positions? By keeping gas prices high, while they employ scare tactics regarding every facet of the economy that consequentially will be affect by those high prices.
The Democrats know that the current administration will be blamed for the current situation, even though it requires years for certain economic plans to take effect. At the end of the Clinton administration, the economy was on a downward spiral, which the Bush administration turned around with significant tax cuts.
But the Bush administration is not responsible for the rising gas prices, and now one of the old lies that Bush went to war to oil is proving that it was a lie at the time as well as now. Those who thought we could just take oil from Iraq have been proven to be criminal-minded buffoons.
If the Democrats succeed in taking the White House as well as the House and Senate, what are we likely to see? Not what a lot people expect. The Democrats want total control the lives of Americans. This week Democrat Congressman Maurice Hinchey called for nationalizing the oil industry. Earlier this Congressman Maxine Waters made that same call.
Do we want to live under a totalitarian government that owns all means of production? That is exactly what the Democrats are proposing, that the government take over every facet of our lives from health care to pre-school education and now they want to take over the oil industry.
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