America … high gas prices, have you had enough yet?
I do not usually follow or recommend the advice of actors when it comes to government policy; however, in Chuck Norris’ case I will make an exception. Gas prices have reached critical mass and its about time that Congress do something. We have not had an energy policy in the United States in 30 years. Republicans and Democrats have done nothing. Its about time “do nothing” politicians actually work for “We the People”.
For some reason it is more important to protect a postage stamp sized piece of land on a tennis court in Anwr than it is to save Americans from going poor. Congress, Obama and McCain best get a clue. The American people have just about had it. Recent polls have showed a dramatic increase in favor of drilling in Anwr, increased to 57 percent from 41 percent. There is only so much conservation that can be done. Alternative forms of energy need to be developed; however, that is not the present case scenario. Anwr is not the only option; however, it is the most obvious and a start.
So what is the present policy, Save the world at the risk of losing America? That’s brilliant. Or is the policy, support terrorists and be extorted by OPEC when the US has its own supply of oil it refuses to drill for?
However, Chuck Norris is not saying anything any different than many of us have not already thought or said … CONGRESS, GET OFF YOUR GAS AND DRILL!!! For heavens sake,do something. Justify the fact that you actually work for “We the People”. Every member of Congress for the past 30 years should be ashamed of themselves. This is a must read, common sense approach article. It is about time “We the People” bring these elected officials to task. Enough of this nonsense of politicians arguing over trivial BS. This is a real issue and there best be some real answers. If not … Vote them all out of office.
Average Americans literally are driving to the poorhouse on financial fumes. With gas at $4 per gallon, roughly two cars in every household, and the average annual gas usage at 700 gallons, you do the math. Americans are being forced to use their hard-earned money that once put food in their stomachs to put petroleum in their tanks and to drive the exact same distances they drove a decade ago for four to five times the price.
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 a commitment, “Democrats have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging.” So, has the Democrats’ common-sense plan worked? Average gas prices were about $2.50 a gallon at the time. Now they’re $4 a gallon and rising. Some crackdown plan.
Congress sits by and does nothing but blame each other while American’s are driving themselves to the poor house. Why the hell are we dependent on foreign oil when we have an abundance of oil right in out own back yard?
Though we have more oil in the shale of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming than there is 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’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or off the coasts of Florida or California.
- – It’s illegal to explore the Atlantic Ocean for oil.
- – It’s illegal to explore the Pacific Ocean for oil.
- – We’re not receiving leases anymore to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, while China, Venezuela and Cuba are.
- – We haven’t built an oil refinery in more than 30 years and have reduced in half those we have.
- – American airlines are in danger of going out of business.
- – American truckers are being stranded on the sides of roads.
Read the rest of the article, Congress, get off your gas, and drill!