The Democrat party decided they would go on vacation without allowing a vote on off shore drilling, or on shore drilling or any kind of other than that of oil executives. In fact when the Republicans stayed in order to stir up debate regarding oil relief the Democrat party leadership ordered the lights turned off. From the Politico …
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House, turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.
Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders opposed the motion to adjourn the House, arguing that Pelosi’s refusal to schedule a vote allowing offshore drilling is hurting the American economy. They have refused to leave the floor after the adjournment motion passed at 11:23 a.m., and they are busy bashing Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for leaving town for the August recess.
Speaker Nancey will now go down in history with the quote “Give me vacation or give me death!” The oil issue is obvious not important enough to stick around; getting to the beach is far more important. I am not sure which would be worse than her ridiculous statement as noted in the Washington Post:
“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet.”
With gas prices around $4 per gallon the American public is ready to drill. According to Rasmussen nationwide support for increasing the domestic oil supply is near 67%. Instead Nancy and Harry are seeking to punish the oil industry a la James Carter with a windfall profits tax; this tax had a huge impact, it damaged the economy and it helped get Reagan elected. Playing class warefare games with the economy did not help Carter, nor will it help Reid and Pelosi.
Obama is looking to raise taxes on the Oil companies and give $1000 to each family. This is little more than smoke and mirrors economics. With one hand Obama plans will take money from the Oil company’s. The Oil companies will then raise the prices at the pump. We, the people will pay more at the pump, and a check might then arrive in the mail. In short, nothing will get done.
Here we are thirty years later. Oil prices are now five times their 2003 average. The Democrat party is playing politics with our economy by their refusal to do anything about the oil shortage. We are at a cross roads and the race to the bottom between the two parties needs to end. The American people deserve better than the sophomoric antics or a the Democrat Speaker who turns off the lights and microphones in the peoples house.