Monday, July 14, 2008

Just a drop in the barrel (pun intended)

Well, according to the Associated Press, President Bush lifted the Presidential ban on drilling for oil offshore. This of course means nothing unless the idiots in Congress vote to lift their ban as well. Even if the ban is lifted across the board this will have a minimal impact on the price of gas going into our fuel tanks. It will take time to set up the logistics to drill, pump and transport the newly drilled oil from the source to the destination. This ban is also pure idiocy. From what I understand, American companies are prohibited from drilling for oil within 300 miles of the US coast. However, nothing they can do prevents other countries - China for example - from drilling within 300 miles of our coastline while still in international waters.

Where is the sense in this? Why are we letting other countries to drill offshore but prohibit American companies from doing the same? Is every member of Congress being funded by foreign entities do do what is not in America's best interest? When will the leadership of our country start to do what is in our best interest?

I think that the best thing to do at this point is vote every single member of congress out of office. Let's start fresh. Just like Robin Williams says...."Politicians are a lot like diapers – they should be changed frequently and for the same reason."


Aislinn said...

I like the quote at the end! That should be be posted at every state capitol!