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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

 

Pelosi

If you want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and therefore improve our national security situation, you can't do it if you're a Republican because you are too wedded to the oil companies.

We have two oilmen in the white house. The logical follow-up from that is $3 a gallon gasoline. This is no accident. It is a cause and effect. A cause and effect. How dare the president of the United States make a speech today in April, many, many, many months after the American people have had to undergo the cost of home heating oil. A woman told me she almost fainted when she received her home heating bill over this Winter. And when so many people making the minimum wage, which hasn't been raised in eight years, which has a very low purchasing power have to go out and buy gasoline at these prices? Where have you been, Mr. President? The middle class squeeze is on, competition in our country is affected by the price of energy and of oil and all of a sudden you take a trip outside of Washington, see the fact that the public is outraged about this, come home and make a speech, let's see that matched in your budget, let's see that matched in your policy, let's see that matched in and you're separating yourselves yourself from your patron, big oil, cut yourself off from that anvil holding your party down and this country down, instead of coming to Washington and throwing your Republican colleagues (Michael Castle) under the wheels of the train, which they (he) mightily deserve for being a rubber stamp for your obscene, corrupt policy of ripping off the American people.

Via Eschaton, subliminal emphasis added.

Comments:
This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You can't be proud to have Pelosi as your leader. You just can't.
 
I don't like her.
But there's an aspect of the gas crisis that should be mentioned and that is that demand in the world is up due to the huge increases in China and India...that still reverts back to the wealth class, stockolders and corporations investing their dimes IN THOSE COUNTRIES.

The US rcih are taking our tax relief and the trickle down is not raining back home.

The investments in these foreign lands are doing a double harm...inching up the cost of gasoline for US consumers AND outsourcing at a massive rate.
 
DO not forget that the demand has risen along with the US corporate investment in the countries of India and China.

US wealth is trickling down alright and it is not at home.

The benefits of tax cuts for the rich are going out of the country and that is jumping the energy demand in foreign lands and squeezing supply and increasing the cost of gasoline for US consumers...GREAT FOREIGN POLICY if you are one of the RICHEST among us, huh?
 
sorry I thought the previous post did not take!!!
 
You should be talking. I guess your chest is just bursting with pride over BushCo.

But to answer your question, I like Pelosi. Don't believe everything you hear on Sean Hannity's three hour radio hate fest.
 
By the way have you backed off the "seasonal formulations" talking points yet? I heard on NPR that oil industry watchers are putting 50% of the price of a gallon of gas on international tensions.

And you know NPR has no agenda.
 
I never listen to Sean Hannity. I will be posting on the oil & gas issue later.

I wouldn't say NPR has no agenda. It is not the bastion of liberalism that many people think, and I enjoy it. But there's nearly always an agenda.
 
The posturing is absurd. Nice stump outrage by Pelosi, but not a hint of a concept that might address the problem. She's probably more than half right, but so what?
And Bush -- I read his whole gas speech to some Ethanol trade group today. Stroked them up pretty good, then begged -- and that language is not too strong -- the energy companies to invest the profits in renewables, refineries and -- hell -- apples pies.
Then said the billions in tax breaks given the oil industry a year or two back were a mistake -- the industry has plenty of "liquidity" and didn't need them or ask for them. No kidding? Then why did the GOP give them to them? And why are you not demanding an immediate repeal of them -- no omnibus bill, just a one-line repeal of the section of code granting them?
If he wants an answer to his prayer for reinvestment, all he need do is look at Valero's quarterly statement on its profits. Cash flow is huge and they are looking to use the extra money to buy up more assets -- more refineries owned by some other company. So they can corner a bigger share of the pie and make more money in the future.
And that folks is capitalism. That's what corporations do -- they MUST, because it is the fiduciary responsibility of every CEO and director to do that. The investors demand it.
You can't expect benevolent behavior from a non-person. It's nice when a corporation donates money or does something else for the public good. But you can't expect it. And you can't base policy on such an expectation.
You influence the market to make the money-making engine move in the proper direction -- with carrots and sticks.
You want them to punch holes in the ground, you make it doubly worth their while to do so. That's the Bush-Cheney policy and always has been.
His lip service today to alternatives and that hydrogen car dream of his was as sickening to read as Pelosi's pandering.
Once upon a time, a very long time ago, Bush showed himself to be a leader. Today, he's a study in followship -- a true jimoke who is way, way out of his element.
Trouble is -- where's the outrage and where's the alternative to this type of politician who will push all our buttons to get by but won't speak what is necessary, who lacks the moral fiber and guts to say: "I was wrong. We need to change direction -- and here's what we're going to do. Oh, and I need your help."
The people are ready and willing to do what is right and what is necessary, not just in war but in peace to make this country independent and strong for the next century.
But I know I am getting damned angry at the Bushes, the Pelosis et al who think we don't know in our gut that they are playing us ALL for chumps.
Pelosi for speaker? Good Lord!
 
WIllard you sound like a Joe Biden man.

He said almost the same thing on Bill Maher's show a few weeks back.

As for me, Pelosi is on the right track. The problem is George Bush. The solution is turning the spotlight on the creep and keeping it on him.
 
Pelosi is a hack who weakens our party.
Like Reid, it seems that we can't get leadership untainted by fund absorbtion problems.....we don't need rabid dogs barking, we need solution oriented, frank speech...answers not accusations.
Big oil is banking up for sure, (being allowed to bank up) for what? hard times ahead?
 
I heard Pelosi's speech yesterday evening on NPR. No, stop laughing, I really do listen to NPR! Anyway, when I heard this:

"We have two oilmen in the white house. The logical follow-up from that is $3 a gallon gasoline. This is no accident. It is a cause and effect."

...my first thought was that Dana Garrett is now writing Nancy's speeches. It's not logical just because you think it is, you have to prove it. By this line of thinking, when we had a nuclear submarine commander in the White House, you would have expected an expansion in our nuclear submarine fleet.
 
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