Monday, August 04, 2008

Why Democrats Don't Want To Lower Gas Prices

HT: Devvy Kidd,

Why Democrats don't want to lower gas prices; Senator lets cat out of the bag on Bloomberg TV show; WorldNetDaily; July 22, 2008.

A Democratic senator on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee inadvertently explained why her colleagues have no intention of ending the moratorium on offshore oil drilling or increasing the areas open for exploration and production – no matter how popular the idea might be with gas prices soaring.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV's "Money and Politics" last night, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., explained Democrats don't want to increase supplies of oil and gasoline because they want to wean Americans off of petroleum products.

Asked point-blank if Democrats in the Senate would consider how increasing the supply of oil would lower the prices that are pinching U.S. consumers, Cantwell replied: "Oh, we definitely want to move beyond petroleum. And so there will be a supply side offered by the Democrats and it will include everything from battery technology to making sure that we have good home domestic supply, and looking, as I said about moving faster on those kind of things like wind and solar that can help us with our high cost of natural gas."

In other words, no.

Read the rest of the article here.

Comment: Oligarchs who care more about the elitist intellectuals’ concerns over the people that elected them.

Folks, it's time to repeal the 17th Amendment.

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