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I don’t see an immediate relief, but I do see that exploitation of existing reserves that may exist — and in view of many experts that do exist off our coasts — is also a way that we need to provide relief. Even though it may take some years, the fact that we are exploiting those reserves would have a psychological impact that I think is beneficial.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Off shore drilling needs to be done.
It should have been done YEARS ago, but the dems blocked it.
Mccain was partially correct. He didn't go to the logical conclusion that
it will have a psychological impact that in turn will have an impact upon
speculators setting oil prices.
I don't, except to tell you that I'd love to provide you with a little relief, just a little relief for a couple of months in the summer. This was the much derided gas tax holiday.
Oh my goodness, this was the end of western civilization as we know it. My friends, those tax dollars are going to a bridge to nowhere in Alaska and 9,000 pork barrel projects, and I think we could give you a little relief from the 18.5 cents a gallon that you're paying for every gallon of gas every time you fill up your gas tank.
But I would also like to make sure that we don't raise your taxes. [unintelligible]
I also want to make sure that we will take concrete steps towards eliminating our dependence on foreign oil.
And I am confident that uh, the, the conflicts that we are in in both Iraq and Afghanistan have also a bearing on that.
So I don't see an immediate relief, but I do see that exploitation of existing reserves that may exist -- and in view of many experts that do exist off our coasts -- is also a way that we need to provide relief. Even though it may take some years, the fact that we are exploiting those reserves would have psychological impact that I think is beneficial.