They are attempting to raise oil prices, increases taxes, and make more poor people yearning for their govvamint Robin Hood style (take from the 'rich' and give to the 'poor') handouts.
After GW's announcement that he would lift the executive ban on offshore drilling, letting oil companies get at the vast supplies of American oil, Harry Reid said he would do whatever it takes to block amendments that would lift the ban, in direct opposition to the wishes of the American people:
According to a number of recent polls, citizens are fed up with the game-playing in Congress:
"House and Senate Democratic leaders plan to bring energy legislation to the floor this week, using procedural tactics designed to block Republicans from offering amendments that would lift the drilling ban."
"In the Senate, Democrats hope to take up as early as Wednesday a still-un-drafted bill that would tighten regulation of speculation in energy futures, which some lawmakers contend adds as much as 30 percent to the price of crude oil.
"Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., said he would block any effort to propose amendments to the bill that did not deal directly with the speculation issue."
- Rasmussen, June 17: 67% Favor, 18% Oppose ("67% Support Offshore Drilling, 64% Believe It Will Lower Prices")
- Reuters/Zogby, June 18: 60% Favor, 40% Oppose ("Most Americans support more oil drilling")
- Gallup Poll, June 19: 57% Favor, 41% Oppose ("Majority of Americans Support Drilling Off-Limits Areas")
- Pew Research Center, July 2: 57% Favor, 41% Oppose ("As Gas Prices Pinch, Support for Energy Exploration Rises")
Apparently, the data from the polls shows even liberals wanting to drill.
Meanwhile, the liberal Dhimmicrats in our do-nothing congress are trying to pass bills to raise taxes (Boxer climate bill).
When are they going to get a clue? We elect them, yet they don't do what we ask. And they don't get why their approval rating is nine percent (the lowest rating since they started tracking that sort of thing!).
Perhaps its time for another civil war. Let's tar and feather these goofballs and run them out of town on a rail.
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