It occurred to me while perusing the news the other day and after reading many articles about oil prices and energy policy in America I could reach only one sensible conclusion.
Liberal Democrats Hate Poor People (and America)!
How did I come to this conclusion you might ask, well it is really quite simple. Let's look at our current energy policy. If you do the research you will find that we have billions, even trillions of barrels of untapped crude oil just waiting for us to unleash it's energy right here in the good old USA. That's right I said TRILLIONS. By some estimates just the crude from oil shale in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado would be enough to power American auto's for 200 years. Yet liberals, mostly from the Democratic party but some Republicans too (John McCain) will not allow us access to that precious energy. So what is the cause and effect?
First of all it leaves us dependent on foreign sources of oil which is a National Security nightmare! Second it has lead to high oil prices and $4.00 a gallon gasoline. Now who is hit worse by this high priced fuel? You guessed it, poor people. People who struggle from week to week to pay the bills are now paying two and three times what they were just a few short years ago to fill up the tanks of their SUV's and other vehicles.
Keep in mind poor people also are the ones who cannot afford to take their cars to the shop on a regular basis and have the kind of work done to make sure it gets optimum gas mileage like regular tune ups, oil and filter changes, fuel injection cleaning, etc. So, may of these folks are riding around in vehicles that get 10 or 15 miles to the gallon or worse. The guy who used to live across the street from me a couple of years ago drove a Ford Excursion and had a job where he commuted 200 miles per day. Can you imagine what happened? He had to sell his SUV, buy a used compact and get a job closer to home making much less money. How terrible!
Now I read today that the current do nothing but screw up Pelosi Congress is trying to pass legislation re-regulating the railroad business. The railroads are able to ship freight very inexpensively moving, get this, one ton of freight 423 miles on one gallon of fuel. It is estimated that the railroad industry has reduced it's fuel consumption over 48 billion gallons since 1980 and reduced carbon emission by 538 million tons! You would think the Democrats would be screaming this from the rooftops with all their man made global warming hyperbole but no, they are quietly trying to put the railroads in the same shape as the airlines and trucking industries...
There is a lot more I could add but I think this is enough to prove my point.
What do you think?
Pray for our country!