Thursday, June 11, 2009

What Happened to Energy Policy?

It wasn’t that long ago there was a movement to create an energy policy that was based on a comprehensive policy of domestic oil drilling, coal, nuclear, wind, and solar but what happened to the urgency? As usual politicians that have no business savvy or understanding of how the economy works have ignored it; again.

The result is another year wasted with no sound policy. And where is the price of oil heading, to $3.00 a gallon and up. Why? Because the control of supply is out of our hands and in the hands of enemy dictators and other countries to control.

When are we going to have the sense to hold these politicians accountable? Energy prices are about to sky rocket and we have a government taking over car companies; illegally I might add. The TARP money that was approved by congress has become a blank check for the Executive branch and that is unconstitutional. All spending must be approved by congress not as a blank check but with specific intentions attached to the money. If not the President becomes a benevolent dictator with the ability to spend like a drunken sailor on his best buddies. And what is he doing? Spending money like a drunken sailor on his political buddies.

If we were spending the last year building a refinery or two along with a couple of offshore oil platforms we would not be seeing this spike in oil prices. The Saudis and others would be scared to death that we would stop using their oil, and instead use our own supply and what would they have? Nothing. Take away oil production from the Middle East and what do they have to survive on? Nothing.

So as this administration acts like a child with ADD, the price of oil will rise to cripple our economy even further. The people will scream and the politicians will pretend to get angry and ultimately will use the crisis to take more freedom from us. It is really plain to see if you just take a moment to look…

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