I think one question that really needs to be asked of Senator Kerry is:
"Do you think energy should be more expensive than it is or less expensive than it is?"
During the 2000 debates and other times, the Democrat candidates have argued that energy should cost MORE than it does now. It is often pointed out that the average European spends much more for a gallon of gas than the average American, and allegedly this causes them to use resources more wisely.
Previous criticism of Bush is that he went to Iraq "for the oil", which is to say, to make it CHEAPER. In fact, Teresa just said this recently. During the primaries, Kerry floated a moonbat conspiracy theory about Bush striking a secret deal with the Saudis to make oil CHEAPER. Drilling in ANWR (and other places) would make oil CHEAPER. Easing regulations on the oil companies would make gas CHEAPER. Allowing "Benedict Arnold" corporations to outsource labor would make their products CHEAPER. Giving "tax breaks to the rich" would make their products and services CHEAPER.
Kerry has laid out the case that George W. Bush has been making oil cheaper for years. Someone should ask him if he considers that to be a good thing or a bad thing.
Very good points! Wish you were asking the questions!
The military protection tax we have paid on mid east oil has cost us perhaps trillions of dollars and thousands of lives so how can we say that the oil has been cheap?
Drilling in ANWAR makes sense and had it been started upon discovery of the fields we would now have this oil flowing into our pipelines. Perhaps that would have reduced some of the focus on protecting mid east oil. Not to mention the record prices we are experiencing because of our dependence.
I heard the same talk about reducing our dependency on mid east oil back in the early 70's while sitting in an odd even day gas line in Houston. We were importing 30% of our oil then. Now it is over 50%. All talk and no action. And it is our fault for not making politicians more accountable.
Special Thanks goes to Norm Coleman (R-MN) for voting with the Democrats on this one.
Kerry just took a shot a Dubya for HIGHER GAS PRICES!
Tah-raz-za just promised that John Boy would NEVER sent boys and girls to fight for oil (as she slipped into her stretch limo)...