Obama just announced plans to open Gulf shore drilling, and remove restrictons on Atlantic exploration and drilling. I can't wait to hear all of the praise and support you guys have for a President who carefully weighed the views of the "other side" and found merit in the arguments. As this was such a large issue for Governor Palin, I'm sure she'll be the first to throw her support towards President Obama.
Oh, who am I kidding, this is PWI, let's hear how it is inherently bad policy and conspiratorial since it's coming from Kommrade Obama.
Oh and I agree this is a good idea. Still doesn't make me an Obama fan but at least he's done something I can agree with. As long as it's a privately owned drilling/oil company. No government run businesses!
That has got to be the dumbest thing ever. The oil companies already pay the government far more than their profit. All they do is hold the profit on gas to about 8 cents a gallon. They are going to make that no matter what. If they charge the companies 5 more cents a gallon, the price just goes up 5 cents a gallon. It's already around 40 cents I believe.
I am surprised to hear you say this, seriously. You allow an occasional glimmer of sensibility to shine through if God is not under discussion. I sincerely thought this would be one of those times. Oh well.
Good move by Obama as far as it goes, but as others have said not nearly enough and not in the best locations.
I have to say though that Homeboy will take real heat from his lunatic base for this and to the degree that he does he deserves recognition. This will offset the desperate grope fest for all this mythical green energy production as well. A thing he will be lambasted for by even the Van Jones types. The real interesting chapter will be written if he later tries to barter this out this for cap n trade.
Won't make any sense and I'm not swearing he will do that, but that thought cannot help but be considered.