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Democrats Responsible For High Gas Prices

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Investor’s Business Daily has the facts:

• For the past 31 years, Congress repeatedly prevented us from building any new oil refineries that we now badly need.

• More recently, congressional Democrats defeated and discouraged any bill that would let us drill in the deep sea 100 miles out. However, it’s somehow OK for China to drill there.

• As a further indictment of our Congress, since the 1980s it has continually stopped all building of nuclear power plants while France, Germany and, yes, Japan, plus 12 other major nations, did build plants and now get 20% to 80% of their energy from their wise and safe nuclear plant investments.

• From 1990 to 2000, U.S. crude oil demand rapidly accelerated by 7.41 quadrillion BTUs, according to Department of Energy data. And our rate of foreign oil dependency dramatically increased while our domestic oil production steadily declined.

Under the eight Clinton years alone, U.S. oil production declined 1,349,000 barrels per day, or 19%, while our foreign imports increased 3,574,000 barrels per day, or 45%.

During this time, President Clinton vetoed ANWR drilling bills that would have clearly made Alaska our No. 1 state in the production of our own vitally needed oil supply, not only for all Americans but also for national defense emergencies.

Click on the title to read the entire article. It deserves more attention. If a Democrat gets into the White House expect the United States to parallel Europe with out of control taxes, $10 a gallon gasoline, and socialism replacing our federalist republic of our founding fathers.

Citizens for Principled Government: “Economic Stimulus Package should include more domestic oil.”

Environmentalists, neighborhoods and even the government are fighting to keep them out of Americans’ backyards.
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Written by smalltalkwitht

May 13, 2008 at 9:08 am

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