Gas prices in the U.S. rose above $4.00 a gallon for a number of reasons: speculation, a weakening dollar, perception of short supply. We all know this.
What is keeping prices hovering around $4.00 a gallon, though, are the antics of your two favorite Democrat members of Congress: King Harry Reid of Nevada, and Queen Nancy Pulosi of California.
These two members of Democrat royalty want to keep gas prices rising. They WANT you to pay more at the pump. They don’t think you’re paying enough. They think that premium energy prices will force a move to alternative energy sources. They are deliriously happy because now they don’t even have to pass a “don’t use the carbon” tax.
You think Bush is in the pocket of Big Oil? King Harry and Queen Nancy are in the pocket of Big Enviro. When Big Enviro says “jump”, all the King and Queen do is ask, “how high?”
They have basically shut down the Congress to avoid having anything energy-related come to a floor vote, because they know they’d lose. Constituents are pressing their representatives in both the Senate and the House to do something about energy prices — repeal the prohibitions and restrictions on offshore drilling and drilling in ANWR. The last figure I heard was 76% of Americans favor relaxing restrictions on drilling.
Shocked at the price of food lately?
Guess what it takes to get food from the farm to the store. Ahh, you got it–diesel fuel. What about the packaging? What do you think is one of the necessary ingredients for the plastic bottles that everything comes packaged in? Right again–oil.
And we’re not even talking yet about the price of corn, the stuff that enviro-ethanol is made from. Because of mandated food-for-fuel policies of the enviro-Dems, corn prices have tripled over the last year.
And you think Democrats stand for the ‘little guy’? King Harry and Queen Nancy spit in your eye.
They’re telling you, straight to your face, “We don’t give half a shit that it costs you double to feed your family. Eat noodles.
“We don’t care that you can’t afford to drive to work. Ride the bus.
“We don’t care about the hardship you’re going through. Deal with it.
“Our Lord AlGore, in his infinite wisdom (not to mention all the enviro-peeps who give us campaign money), says that you need to sacrifice for the good of the planet. You have to give up the oil.
“We don’t care that there’re no real alternatives.
“We don’t care that what we’re doing will probably send us and the world into economic depression.
“High oil prices? Best thing since sliced bread! They’re not high enough!
“You don’t like it? Too bad, so sad. We run the country, just the two of us, and you don’t. Fuck off.“