Uncommon Sense

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Congress has been harping on the energy companies to do something about high gas prices but won’t let them do anything to actually fix the problem
politics, oil, energy, congress, pandering, propaganda, humor, fuel, crisis

April, 2008

Editorial Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

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Filed under: congress, crisis, energy, fuel, humor, oil, pandering, politics, propaganda

Gaseous bipartisan demagoguery from the Dems–and McCain
Democrats, energy, fuel, oil, pandering, politics, greed, elitism

May 22, 2008, by Michelle Malkin

Today on the Hill, lawmakers in both parties get a second chance to strut and tut-tut as they harangue oil company executives about high gas prices–and display their abject ignorance of, and hostility towards, basic economic principles of supply and demand.

John Hinderaker at Power Line has a good rundown of the back-and-forth between the businessmen who make a living creating wealth and the politicians who tax and take it away. A few key excerpts:

Oil Executives Try to Educate Senate Democrats, But Democrats Appear Hopeless

May 21, 2008

Filed under: Democrats, elitism, energy, fuel, greed, oil, pandering, politics

It Was a Hoax– That the Left Would Allow Oil Exploration & Drilling
politics, energy, fuel, oil, congress, propaganda, lies, left wing, Democrats, video

November 25, 2008

Back in July Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was not about to let the United States drill or develop our domestic energy reserves.
Pelosi said this about high gas prices: “Drilling is a hoax!”

Filed under: congress, Democrats, energy, fuel, left wing, lies, oil, politics, propaganda, video

Truth In Politics: Illinois Gas Prices And Taxes
politics, energy, oil, crisis, fuel, pandering

May 21, 2008, by Mike Flannery

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin complained to oil company bosses at a hearing on Capitol Hill about Chicago having the highest gasoline prices in the United States. Largely ignored was the role taxes are playing — an astounding 10 levels of taxation.

“Does it trouble any of you when you see what you’re doing to us?” Durbin asked.

Filed under: crisis, energy, fuel, oil, pandering, politics

How much have the Democrats cost you at the pump?
politics, Democrats, crisis, fuel, oil, congress, energy, propaganda, pandering

May 22, 2008, by Marc Sheppard

Senator Chuck Schumer claims that coercing Saudi Arabia to increase oil production by 1 million barrels a day would drop the per barrel price by $25, saving Americans 62 cent per gallon at the gas pump. Yet, somehow, that same amount of oil coming from Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would only ease oil prices by a penny.

Filed under: congress, crisis, Democrats, energy, fuel, oil, pandering, politics, propaganda

House GOP challenges Pelosi for gas price plan
politics, fuel, oil, crisis, energy, Democrats, congress, pandering, legislation

April 22, 2008, by Jackie Kucinich

House Republican leaders on Tuesday challenged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to release a plan to lower gas prices that they say Democrats touted when they were in the minority.

“Two years ago this week, you stated that House Democrats had a ‘commonsense plan’ to ‘lower gas prices,’ ” the letter said. “In light of the skyrocketing gasoline prices affecting working families and every sector of our struggling economy, we are writing today to respectfully request that you reveal this ‘commonsense plan’ so we can begin work on responsible solutions to help ease this strain.”

Filed under: congress, crisis, Democrats, energy, fuel, legislation, oil, pandering, politics

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