Friday, April 29, 2011

Gas Prices and Oil Companies - #2854 - Mark Warner's Solution to Higher Gas Prices: Look for Cheaper Gas - Bearing Drift (2) Barack Obama Comes Out for Even Higher Gas Prices - Redstate -

Now there’s some brilliant leadership for ya. Here’s the email I got from our Senior Senator:
Dear Friends: (how the heck did I get on that list?) I’ve heard from many of you about the skyrocketing gas prices and I understand the strain that these dramatic increases are placing on family budgets. Finding the lowest gas prices in your area and researching alternative ways of reducing your fuel consumption can help ease the burden of these cost increases. Finding the lowest prices in your area will ensure immediate savings at the pump. The following link (ooo Mapquest!) will allow you to find the lowest gas prices in your area in a fast and convenient way. I would also recommend the Department of Energy’s guide to fuel economy. It offers several helpful tips that will help you reduce your fuel consumption and maximize the gas mileage in your automobile. I am a strong advocate for an “all of the above” approach to energy, and I believe the United States should lead the world in producing the clean, safer fuels of the 21st Century. I hope these resources help you reduce your fuel costs and drive in a smarter, more wallet-friendly manner. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Senator Mark Warner

So, according to Senator Marie Antoinette, the solution is to “let them buy cheaper gas.” Wish I could’ve thought of that. And the reality is we have. We’re already making more fuel efficient, and smarter budget choices. We need to make smarter voting choices. To his credit, Warner has denounced Obama’s ban on offshore drilling, but he still opposes drilling in ANWR. He says we need a comprehensive energy policy. Telling his constituents to suck it up, shouldn’t be part of that. It’s just like the President telling us to go out to buy a more fuel-efficient car. Personally, I want more fuel-efficient leaders.  AW:  I received the same email today, and I haven't been this mad since the last time I read about Obama Trampling the Constitution.  Here is an email I sent to Senator Warner immediately:  'I just received your email about high gas prices and a link to find the lowest gas prices in our area.  How about showing some leadership in the Senate and open up the oil fields  in our own states.   I just read the Sagebrush Lizard is about to close oil fields in Texas and impact agriculture as well.  What about Shell Oil spending $4 Billion in Alaska  and then being denied drilling rights, this is absurd.  Do something besides giving us a link to find the lowest gas prices in our area.  You are not representing the values of Virginians.'  Please call or email Senator Warner as to how helpful you think his letter is, remember he is one of the 'gang of six' who may be raising our taxes as well, some help.  Senator Warner's tel. no. 202-224-2023,   email contact link......... 

Barack Obama Comes Out for Even HIGHER Gas Prices - Redstate - I realize Barack Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and was Editor of Harvard Law Review, but I’m starting to think he’s not that bright — or at least lacks sense (never mind that he won’t release his college transcripts).  He’s definitely an amateur and it shows when, late yesterday, Obama came out in favor of even higher gas prices.  As a friend noted on Facebook, Obama’s popularity is falling so fast that Kenyans are now claiming Obama was born in the United States. This won’t help that.  Now, he does not say he is in favor of higher gas prices (though his Secretary of Energy does), but Obama wants Congress to “take ‘immediate action’ to end tax subsidies for oil and gas companies”  The two subsidies Barack Obama specifically wants Congress to kill are the “percentage depletion” and “intangible drilling costs (IDCs)” tax incentives.  Enter Democrat Congressman Dan Boren who explains why doing so would drive up the cost of oil production, make us more dependent on foreign oil, and — oh by the way — points out that getting rid of these would not affect Exxon, Shell, BP, Phillips-Conoco, etc. in the least little bit.  Read more...........

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