Wednesday, June 11

crisis mismanagement

Democrats serving on the House appropriations subcommittee blocked drilling today on a 9-6 vote. PA Congressman John Peterson introduced the bill.
"I'm disappointed. I did not expect a partisan vote today. I felt we had a chance of winning this. A lot of Democrats have been talking favorably about my amendment. They know we have to do something. But today was an absolute show of Pelosi power, it was dealt from the top down," he said.

"We are kidding ourselves if we think we can drill our way out of these problems," House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., said during the bill mark-up session.
How can we be "kidding ourselves" by using our own natural resources? Why do we allow other countries, like China, to use our national resources? They are drilling 70 miles off Florida.

It's unbelievable, especially given the pain Americans are currently feeling at the pump. This from the so-called political party of the little guy and gal? What a bunch of crap. And Obama's out there, making statements that sound as if he's not that concerned about rising prices. Hell, he's not filing up those Secret Service SUV's he rides around in all the time.

President McCain ain't much better on this issue, by the way. He's anti-drilling.

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