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Thursday, June 19, 2008

House Dems want to nationalize oil industry

I was wondering if the Dems would come up with a Pooh approach to energy, and Francis Porretto pointed out in the comments
Don't imagine for a minute that the Democrats don't grasp the importance of increasing our domestic oil supply. They do; that's why they're against it.

William E. Simon noted in his magnificent memoir A Time For Truth that those who love power also love scarcity, for scarcity confers power on whoever can get control of the supply of the scarce item. Democrats are eager for a genuine energy shortage to befall us, because it would allow them to institute rationing and government allocation of petrochemicals -- a complete stranglehold over the American economy.
The House Democrats are tripping over themselves to prove Porretto's point:

Link: sevenload.com



Allahpundit points out that
this makes two congressional Democrats on record within the past month as supporting an overtly socialist "solution" to gas prices. How many others agree with a plurality of their base but simply haven't spoken up yet?
Rest assured that the environmental concerns would vanish as soon as that happens. Mary Anastasia O'Grady said it best,
It comes down to this: Where government has the property right, restrictions on development tend to be low. But when the private sector is the owner, environmental concerns blossom.
Jay quotes Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY),
Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling, "We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market."
Listen to Porretto, folks.

UPDATE
Sister Toldjah outlines Pres. Bush's plan:
1. Increase access to the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
2. Tap into the extraordinary potential of oil shale.
3. Permit exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
4. Expand and enhance our refinery capacity.
Yes, I know, we should have been doing this six years ago.

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Speaking of ANWR (via Sam)


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5 Comments:

At 9:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With William Jefferson for US Oil Commisar. All that cold cash for the victims of the world. Sounds great!
expat

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Fausta said...

Frozen assets, Expat!

 
At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Claudia said...

This is a comment on your link to Hillary on GOC (Flashback). The two photos prove that it has nothing to do with the clothes. It's the pose and the inner person coming thru. Hillary is truly defective. I love your outfit. Interesting post. Thanks!

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Thank you Claudia.

And I must agree that Hillary is truly defective. Both she and her husband are.

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger Pat Patterson said...

I caught the tail end and then watched the whole interview between Neil Cavuto and Malia Lazu of Oil Change International, where not only did she agree with Rep Hinchley regarding seizing the refineries but went further and opined that it is necessary to nationalize the whole industry and any others, such as pharmaceuticals and I would assume eventually entertainment, that were somehow stolen from the people years ago.

I swear sometimes its like watching those sad parades of aging comrades in Moscow and East Germany demanding the return of Communism. At first amusing then off putting because they are completely serious unlike the various groups that put on medieval village faires or the reenactors in soggy tents at Manassas arguing about the wisdom of 230 lbs cavalrymen.

 

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