Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Friday, July 25, 2008

No Oil, No Drilling, No Debate

Republicans should take notice of what scares Nancy Pelosi.

WHY NOT have a vote on offshore drilling? There's a serious debate to be had over whether Congress should lift the ban on drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf that has been in place since 1981. Unfortunately, you won't be hearing it in the House of Representatives -- certainly, you won't find lawmakers voting on it -- anytime soon.

Instead of dealing with the issue on the merits, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a staunch opponent of offshore drilling, has simply decreed that she will not allow a drilling vote to take place on the House floor. Why not? "What the president would like to do is to have validation for his failed policy," she said yesterday when asked that very question. "What we're saying is, 'Exhaust other remedies, Mr. President.' . . . It is the economic life of America's families, and to suggest that drilling offshore is going to make a difference to them paycheck to paycheck now is a frivolous contention. The president has even admitted that. So what we're saying is, 'What can we do that is constructive?' "


Satanic Mechanic said...

I wish I had the quote handy but Pelosi said that she would not allow gasoline to go over three bucks a gallon.
Another thing that people do not know is that the members of Congress do not feel the pain at the pump. The government pays for the leases on vehicles driven by members of Congress, the government also pays for the upkeep of said vehicles and most of all... the government pays ALL the fuel costs for members of Congress. So we taxpayers are paying for the fuel of Congress.
Slash the free vehicles and gas from the budget of these parasites and you will see Pelosi herself drilling her backyard for black crude.

Area Man said...

s.m., don't you know that they *need* those free vehicles and fuel so they can continue to do what's best for us? We should be happy our tax dollars go toward them continuing to do these great deeds for us.

Now excuse me for a while. I need to fill out my mileage reimbursement sheets . . . ;^)

Michael said...

How about this one?

“Democrats have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to big oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels.”

Mattwi said...

Do an image search for "Heavens Gate Cult Leader"...


Their expressions look too close for comfort.


I'd post it, but I can't post images here...

Paul E. Zimmerman, M.A. said...


New hit show idea: "When Facelifts Attack."

Might be a short production run, but hey, it's bound to get better approval ratings than Congress.