posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 10:43 AM
Originally posted by beezzer
Drill, baby, drill.
I'd love to see OPEC come to us for a change, hat in hand.
I've never understood the whole 'drill baby drill' mentality. Drilling has increased exponentially over the years, and rising oil prices have risen
along with the increase in available oil. The US already gets a lot of it's oil from within it's borders.
This is, of course, because the 'market' doesn't dictate prices, which are already kept artificially low in the US by subsidies. If it were up to
the 'free market', gas would be about 10 bucks a gallon at the pump.
Sure, if the US could figure out a way to extract ALL their oil, overnight, it might lower the price of oil and gas TEMPORARILY, but then the US would
have no more oil either. And this, of course, would play right into the hands of those other countries the US imports from.
That's right! "Drill Baby Drill" is the mantra of those who wish to squander our natural resources. They could care less of that oil is available
in the coming decades. They want it NOW! Like the small child who can not understand how to save, and eats all his cookies at once.