Wednesday, June 11, 2008

the Affordable Gas Price Act

I've been meaning to write about this lately, the following email from rightmarch.com I got is correct. The reason gas prices are so high is speculators, demand has driven the price of a barrel of crude oil way up and our damn government. If anyone is making a killing on oil it is the people supply the crude and Government! How come we have falling bridges and crappy roads when they are taxing us so much on fuel and our cars?

Last night one of my local news casts broke down the costs per dollar of gas.

75¢ Crude oil
17¢ Taxes
13¢ Distribution
5¢ Local gas stations

Obviously these are averages as some states have higher taxes and some gas stations make more. I don't understand why anyone would think electing more democrats to office will do anything but further raise gas prices and ruin our economy. They ran saying they would lower energy costs and they have instead nearly doubled since they have taken control of Congress. It is no wonder since they oppose any use of domestic crude. WE have proven reserves in Alaska, the Rocky Mountains in the form of oil shell and in the Gulf coast. They say we can't drill off our coast so Cuba and China are doing it and reaping the rewards!

A couple of weeks ago a friend sent me a long email about India using compressed cars, I quoted this line and answered below

What an idea! Compressed air will provide the needed energy to drive these Cars.


But where do you get the energy to compress the air? Same with electric cars, or convert water to hydrogen? I've yet to see an "alt fuels" idea that will fix the problems we have. Especially when electric companies are asking us to cut usage by using CFL's and turning up our AC. Power and Water are about the only industries that ask us to cut back instead of producing more to meet demand which would be more profits for them. Water I understand why, but why aren't we building our electric grid bigger? Why is China and Cuba drilling for Oil in the gulf but we can't? If you want cheaper energy don't vote for Democrats! If you want a better economy vote the tax and spenders out of office.
I will also add to that converting food to fuel is driving up the cost of food. It's great for the corn farmers but it bad for the rest of us and is causing corn shortages for food world wide. It is a stupid idea and is not sustainable on a large scale.






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This CONSERVATIVE ALERT is a special message from RightMarch.com:



Congress is Refusing to Consider Bill to Bring Gas Prices Down -- Click Below to Tell YOUR Rep. to Co-Sponsor the Affordable Gas Price Act:

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ALERT: Well, gas has finally hit over four dollars a gallon where I live. And it doesn't look like these rising prices are going to slow down any time soon.

If this keeps up, the American economy will be devastated.

So what does Congress do about this crisis? One group blames OPEC and Venezuela, calling for us to "fight back" against them -- which will only lead to retaliation and higher prices. Another group blames the oil companies, calling for a massive "windfall profits" tax hike on them -- which will only be passed on to consumers and lead to higher prices. Still other groups blame Americans themselves, and call for extreme restrictive conservation measures to be mandated on "oil-hungry" citizens.

And nothing gets done. And gas prices keep shooting up.

Plus, these big government solutions will, at best, prove ineffective and, at worst, bring back the fuel shortages and gas lines of the seventies.

Over a year ago, legislation was introduced that would not only counter the extreme environmentalism of the liberals, it would also counter the government's own inflationary monetary policies that have led directly to the crisis we're facing today.

That's right. As usual, the government doesn't have a solution to the problem -- the government IS the problem!

House bill H.R. 2415, short-titled the "Affordable Gas Price Act," was introduced on May 21, 2007. The official title of the bill states its purpose:

"To reduce the price of gasoline by allowing for offshore drilling, eliminating Federal obstacles to constructing refineries and providing incentives for investment in refineries, suspending Federal fuel taxes when gasoline prices reach a benchmark amount, and promoting free trade."

So for over a year now, Congress has had available to them legislation that reduces gas prices by reforming government polices that artificially inflate the price of gas.

And not one of them has even had the guts to sign on as a co-sponsor.

THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS. It's time our "representatives" are FORCED to stand up and do the right thing, instead of posturing and posing for the cameras while the rest of us are struggling to decide between eating and putting gas in the tank.

So WE need to do the FORCING!

TAKE ACTION: We don't need more "big government solutions" -- we need common-sense solutions that will bring back sanity to our energy policies. Instead of expanding government, Congress should repeal federal laws and polices that raise the price of gas, either directly through taxes or indirectly though regulations that discourage the development of new fuel sources.

These Congress-critters should also get off of their ideological high horses, and allow Americans to enjoy the benefits of free trade with oil-producing nations that are now restricted by misguided and outdated trade polices, which are also artificially raising the price of gas.

Congress needs to STOP ignoring this bill, which could finally bring gas prices down while also addressing the root causes of government-induced economic crises like this one. Please click below NOW to send a FREE message directly to your Representative, and DEMAND that he or she become a co-sponsor of H.R. 2415, the "Affordable Gas Price Act," TODAY:

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Sincerely,

William Greene, President
RightMarch.com


P.S.: The likelihood that this common-sense bill will advance beyond the committee stage and be voted on by the House increases in proportion to the number of cosponsors it has! Be sure to send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to DEMAND that members of Congress finally get off of their rear ends and bring gas prices down. Thank you!

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