Archive for the ‘energy’ Category

Obama was right.

Friday, April 1st, 2011

President Obama was indeed correct when he recently stated that immediately drilling every drop of oil we have would not immediately lower the price of fuel at the pump.  That is convenient political cover.  What the President and unfortunately numerous others fail to understand is that the American people will hold all of our Federal Government responsible for their negligence in developing a reasonable Energy Policy.  How long have we pleaded with our leaders for such a policy.  All that we receive are the standard lines about sustainable energy and going green.  Let me be perfectly clear:  we are prepared to go green, we support clean, renewable energy.  Unfortunately it is our government which is the greatest obstacle in that process and we all know it will take time.  In the mean-time, American citizens need affordable energy to fuel our nation.  So for now Mr. President: Drill, baby, Drill (and not in Brazil).

Pay by the mile

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Leave it up to our Democrat friends to find innovative means to tax Americans.  Try this one on for size.  Tax the vehicle-miles traveled (VMT).  The Congressional Budget Office says that this will make us more efficient with our trips to the store and result in greater awareness of the cost of using the nation’s highways.  The reality is simply that they have squandered our dollars on other things and now need more to repair roads.  Those of you who drive 40,000 miles a year because you have to, can only image the impact on your budget.  Can you say higher taxes, increased cost for automobiles, outrageous compliance costs?  I say NO, Senator Kent Conrad, let’s just properly manage what we currently pay.

Hypocrisy or good politics?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

While in Brazil, President Obama noted the offshore oil recently discovered in that country.  His response, “We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely, and when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”  The American people should require no further evidence that the vision of this administration has absolutely nothing to do with what is best for America.  U.S. offshore oil production will fall by 13% this year due to the President’s moratorium on Gulf drilling.  The President’s promises to Brazil offer further job losses to American workers and insure that the U.S. will remain dependant upon the benevolence of other nations when it comes to our energy needs.  How’s that for vision?