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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Nov 8, 2006.
What's this nonsense about losing a house?
Bump. I see you posting!
Bump da bump bump .
I was just watching the news last night , and was getting ready to go to bed realizing I may wake up to to a congress overrun with gun haters , right taker awayers , and taxy me morers to give to who don't workys
And drop the k10 from any reference to me , our Leader has seen fit to restore my soul and given me back my original username with my new postcount
Oh. I thought it might be something recent. Sometimes I hear people talking about how we might be stepping on a slippery slope if we implement something. I guess when you're sliding fast enough, you forget you're on a slope already.
I can't wait until spring training
I see you editing titles
Shh, don't tell everyone I'm incompetent...
pauls just pissed bacause have the rupublicans cant stay on their side of the fence of issues, same with dems in many cases.
my parants griowing up were very political and I cant see a two party nation holding much water anymore. Too many cross over to the othere side when it is a benifit. I also agree with clean campains and campain assistaince as well.
for your reading pleasure..
If you’re looking for ten reasons that Republicans are to blame for high gas prices, keep on reading…
When George Bush took office in January 2001, the average price of a gallon of gas was $1.46. Today, the price is $2.91, a 100 percent increase over the course of the Bush presidency. [AAA Fuel Gauge Report, 4/25/06]
Under Bush’s watch, U.S. dependence on foreign oil has increased by nearly one billion barrels. [ EIA, U.S. Imports by Country of Origin and Annual Energy Outlook 2006]
Senate Republicans killed a Democratic proposal to make gas price gouging a federal crime. Without making price gouging a federal crime, the federal government can only prosecute oil companies if they can prove collusion to control markets, a standard that is nearly impossible to meet. [S. 2020, Vote #334, 11/17/05; Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11/18/05]
The Bush Federal Trade Commission has looked the other way when it comes to price gouging. Even during Hurricane Katrina, when price gouging was rather evident, the FTC investigation "found no evidence of collusion among oil companies in the 2005 gas price surge.” [ San Francisco Chronicle, 4/25/06]
The GOP Congress has ignored oil and gas monopolies: Since 2001, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee in charge of overseeing mergers, led by Mike DeWine,has held just one hearing - two years ago - to examine high gas prices.[ USA TODAY, 4/25/06; Judiciary Committee Hearing Schedule, accessed 4/25/06]
The GOP Congress has turned a blind eye to holding executives from the nation’s richest oil companies accountable. In November, when executives from the nation’s richest oil companies testified before the Senate Energy and Commerce Committees, Republican leaders refused to force them to testify under oath. [Cantwell Release, 11/8/05; CNNMoney, 11/9/05; Fox News, 11/17/05, CNN 11/17/05]
Republican lawmakers who crafted the 2005 energy bill showered billions in tax breaks on oil and gas companies that that they later testified under oath they do not need. [Bloomberg, 7/29/05; Video Clip of March 2006 Oil and Gas Hearing, available here]
In December, Senate Republicans – with Cheney casting the tiebreaking vote – adopted a budget package that included $20 million in cuts to Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program. [Vote 363, 12/21/05; House Budget Committee, Democratic Caucus Analysis, 12/22/05]
Oil and gas companies are constantly lining the pockets of Washington Republicans and GOP candidates. In the 2004 election cycle alone, the oil and gas industry contributed more than $20 million to Republican candidates and incumbents. In the 2006 cycle, this number has already topped $6 million. [Center for Responsive Politics, accessed 4/24/06]
The White House’s failure to properly plan for the war in Iraq has caused a disruption in the pre-war supply of 900,000 barrels of oil a day from Iraq, the largest single supply disruption that is leading to spikes in the price of oil. [CERA, 4/24/06]
No , I am not pissed about any of these things ( which I would need to read through to see if they are true or not ) .
I AM pissed that we now get to look forward to MORE gun control , MORE taxation , POSSIBLE loss of personal freedom , MORE HEARINGS paid for by us and the list goes on .
This should be a real short stay for the Democrats if they pull what they did in 1994 .
I am a Republican third to being a Patriot FIRST, and then being an American second
i dont see the dems being in control long,
since no one stays on their side of the fence I dont see why you should worry about your guns.
Thats one of the few things we MUST stand up for . The whole nation exists based on the principle the general public has rights that the state cannot take away , and the hardware to insure it doesn't .
Oh , and Shawn , gas prices are always high , regardless of who is in charge . Its business . The only way to change it is to stop buying gas .
You would sell your wares for what you could get if you had a business ..... oh wait you DO have a business .
fuel is something we are dependent on..simple fact as well as most mass transit systems lack or in some cases there is none.
in the north and parts of the country they have price caps or control on heating fuel since we are dependent on it, I have heard of similar programs on food and water elsewhere. we are dependent on oil, it should be goverment regulated, just like minimun wage, and other key economic factors.
Well , its not government regulated . And it would be like anything else if it was............MORE GOVERNMENT .
We do not need the government holding our hands in every facet of our lives . If you don't like gas prices , find people like yourself and band together and do something about it . Boycott , whatever .
Me , I just buy the gas , I have a job . I could take the bus , ride a bike , buy a battery car , whatever if I CHOSE too
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