President Bush was quoted…?

"We can help alleviate shortages by drilling for oil and gas in our own country, something I’ve been advocating ever since I’ve been the president. I’ve been reminding our people that we can do so in environmentally friendly ways," he said. "And yet the Congress, the Democratically controlled Congress now has refused to budge. It makes no sense."

What the #&@%?

Is this big oil’s attempt at keeping thier stranglehold on the American Citizens’ energy expenses?

They are already making record profits because of us, and when there is a serious problem with them they offer an alternative to drill in our backyards to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

With the growing public interest & advances in alternative energy, shouldn’t big oil (with the current crisis) have to soon become little oil?

And if oil is proven to be contributing to global warming, how then can Bush explore in "environmentally friendly ways?"

Are we conspired against by the oil companies?
#&@%’n Drudge was my source!

4 Responses to “President Bush was quoted…?”

  1. tincoatr Says:

    Drilling in the US is proposed because it is the fastest way to alleviate the rising price of gas which is what everyone is complaining about. It is quicker to build oil rigs and refineries than to develop, test, produce, and get people to buy vehicles with alternative energy. Drilling in the US can NOT be the only solution but it is the quickest.

    Oil is NOT proved to be contributing to global warming. Global warming is not proved to be man-made but that is another argument. The "environmentally friendly ways" refers to the drilling in Alaska, ANWAR, and off-shore. It has nothing to do with the vehicles that run on gas.

    WHY ARE PEOPLE BLAMING THE OIL COMPANIES? The oil companies are trying to provide the consumer with a product (gasoline) that the consumer demands. The oil companies don’t set the prices and their margin of profit is one of the smallest of any industry.

    The REAL BLAME should be on the auto manufacturers and the UAW. They are the ones that aren’t producing vehicles that run on alternate fuels. If more hybrid vehicles were on the road the price of gas would be lower because the demand would be reduced.

    20 years ago all of the same alternatives now being discussed were proposed. Prices dropped and so were the proposals. Congress did nothing. Auto makers built bigger cars. Oil companies never built new refineries or drilled new areas. Had ANYONE done something then, we wouldn’t be in this mess now. To ignore ANY alternative because it takes 5. 10 , or 20 years will put us in the same position again someday.

  2. BRENT P Says:

    Or is it the problem with competing interests and how we fix our priorities? Oil or alternatives? Survival at what price?

  3. Mark S Says:

    I think we are conspired against by our own stupid government who can’t do anything but argue about what we are supposed to do. Republicans say "We need to do this"
    Democrats say "We can’t do this" While China is getting exploration leases in the Gulf of Mexico, so that in the future they could start drilling in the gulf. I’m mad at republicans and democrats. Our government can’t hardly function any more.

  4. contrarycrow Says:

    Isn’t it absurd? I’ve read any oil from new drilling won’t be on the market for 10 years. How does that help now? In answer to your last question: Of course.