I remember 12 years or so ago, when the issue of drilling for oil in ANWAR came up.
Although you will never hear me call for the drilling of that area, it was the democratic response to these issues that bothers me now.
They basically said, that oil isn't going to be impacting the market for ten years, and we should be spending money on alternative fuels.
So I got to thinking. How much have we spent on research for alternative energy resources? According to all of the plethora of sources, we have spent
Billions in the last decade to research these fueling alternatives. The results? Mixed at best. Biofuels have actually increased the rate of
rainforest clearing, and have decimated an already fragile food market. Other sources are up and running, however they are difficult to translate into
the many needs we have for our power sources.
With an estimated 250,000,000 cars on the road here in the U.S., and with a WORLDWIDE capacity to build 50,000,000 cars every year,
then it would take a full FIVE years if we started TODAY, and took EVERY car produced by the world, just to switch our cars to a different source.
Obviously. the real numbers indicate that even if we had the technology, and infrastructure, to make an immediate switch, it would take all of our
combined efforts, and 15 years or more. (this based also on the growing demand that China places yearly on the factories...)
So why do I say that the Democrats are destroying our economy? Three very simple reasons.
1)They are forcing businesses to leave States and counties.
Unrealistic burdens of ecological impacts, Bureaucratic red tape, Taxes, and Liability and Risk issues are fast sending businesses to places where
they are wanted for the jobs that they create. Democrats act as though the businesses need
us, when the truth is, in our developing world,
it's the other way around.
You cannot build a factory nearly anywhere in this country, as environmentalist groups have decided that the best way to help the environment is to
send these companies running to a country that requires far less of a standard than we do!
Democrats see businesses for the money they will provide for those who don't work for it, as opposed to getting jobs for those who will work for
One simple starter solution? Take all these environmentalist hippie professors, and have them take their classes out and do FREE impact studies so
that the local community can INVITE factories and businesses in!
2) They treat our natural resources with disdain.
Due to idiotic accidents, environmentalists have forced the democratic party to toe a line that keeps us from getting to the resources that would
lower world prices. Sen. Obama refused to allow drilling for oil in shale areas of Colorado and Montana, so that a study could be done to see HOW MUCH
OIL THERE ACTUALLY WAS! (it's true, look it up!)
The party line (or chant) has been that we should "promote alternative energy".
Well DUH! Who thinks that we should use gas forever? Not me. But I can tell you this, if we had to only pay a $1.50 per gallon still, there would be a
hell of a lot more money for that research.
We need to stop the idiots now! How about this? We open up all these areas, and they have to drill as much as possible until the market cools. This
allows us to leave the middle east, and save our economy. In return, 20% of all oil is immediately deposited in a general fund to help pay for the
energy changeover. Hell, you could even cap a price when a certain output is met. I am all free market baby, but these resources belong to us all. Its
the refining and transport of the stuff that they get a piece of.
3) They WANT to limit our choices... To gain more control.
Follow me on this one.
Having cars allows us the freedom to work, live, and move anywhere we want. Sprawling over the 4% of land we currently use, we are given TRUE free
market choices. But the Dems don't like that at all.
Where I live is a perfect microcosm of that mentality. In Santa Barbara, it takes YEARS to build anything, and you can't build apartment complexes.
They limit our housing, which raises rent. They prevent businesses from moving here (high taxes), and they rarely if ever allow new businesses to be
built here. They are forcing us all to live in one area, and to give up our cars. To a lot of dems, this is the perfect idea. More control you see.
So I have to ask you Dems, are you ruining our economy to bring back the glory of FDR? Or do you hate republicans so much, that you would rather watch
as we falter as a country, just to be able to point blame and collect political points?
Later in history, this Congress will be remembered as the worst ever.