Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, yesterday proclaimed (based on news reports) that she would prevent a vote on any legislation related increased domestic oil drilling. She said she’s going to save the world. Really? What Congress decides or doesn’t decide will SAVE THE WORLD?
Pelosi can’t even get 435 people in her own house of Congress to agree on one thing. How audacious to believe that she, Superwoman, will save the world from environmental destruction? How arrogant! This Country was founded on checks and balances which insure that no ONE person controls the work of this country. She knows better than the Founding Fathers? Amazing.
Pelosi believes that this late past the Industrial Revolution SHE and she alone can prevent the effects of decades of reliance on oil. Not only can she save the U.S. from its destructive reliance on oil and gas, she will save all those other poor misguided countries from the environmentally ignorant ways.
Seriously, the U.S. has no control over the proliferation of nuclear power-an internationally regulated substance. Does she seriously believe that she can aid the recovery of Arab nations from the “environmental disaster” OIL that funds their entire existence? Pelosi’s delusions of grandeur are astounding. She cannot prevent the degradation of the Earth from oil at the hands of 6 other continents.
Congress, both Houses, both parties, need to remove their blinders. Yes, this country should diversify its energy resources and that takes time. Of course, Congress could have done this any time over the last three decades, but they couldn’t be bothered with that. Do the taxpayers-people who pay the salary of Congress and keep them in franking privileges and pork barrel politics-need reasonably priced OIL and GAS in order to exist TODAY? Absolutely. People need to be able to get to work, buy groceries, clothe their children without obtaining a third job. Folks will not be able to run out next year and buy a new alternative fuel vehicle. Will Congress provide a rebate check to pay for a new car to replace every car every person already owns? No. This conversion to alternative fuels will not work by FORCE.
Congress is CLUELESS. Out of touch. The world is three dimensional. When someone decides to run for office, the candidate loses the capacity to see the WHOLE WORLD, the environment in which constituents live, the candidate sees only the hotbutton issue which supported the candidate’s platform.
What’s wrong with Congress and this Country? Congress wants a quick fix and they want it their way. Their way for each individual in 535 seats. This ain’t fast food. Congress, your choices affect the lives of every person in this country not just the sycophants who elected you.
Think about you fellow American. Not your local toady. And grow the hell up. We’re in a crisis.