Democrats continuously marginalize America’s potential for domestic energy production. Their law makers, with the help of Obama’s pen and rhetoric, have declared war on energy. They chose to tax “Big Oil”, limit oil production and exploration, revoke leases for inland production and rendering it financially backbreaking for businesses to drill on federally owned land. Democrats decry record profits made by the oil industries as evil and mislead the country to believe they are only leveling the playing field between consumer and producer. In actuality, the Earth-Democrats are engineering a sinister plan for blowback. A person who possesses even an elementary understanding of macroeconomics would know these added costs will simply be passed on to the consumer.Unfortunately the Democratic Party has aligned itself with environmentalists who oppose most energy production. What we get from Democrats are pie in the sky schemes and wasted money on unproven alternative energy sources. When it comes to the sources that actually produce our energy, we get crippling regulation, taxation, and bureaucratic hindrances that drive up the costs and restrict new construction and exploration. Energy policy is just one of the many reasons to vote Republican.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
We Need Proven Sources of Energy
There's a good article at The Western Experience called, "The Reality Is, We Need Oil." While the title is true, I'd expand it to say that we need more energy production in general, from proven sources that actually work on a large scale. Along with more domestic oil, we need more nuclear power, more natural gas, and more refineries turning oil into gasoline. However, we aren't going to get any of those things with Democrats in charge.