Where Are We Going?
By: Patti Bankson
Do you remember when the argument against drilling for oil here, in the U.S., was that it would take years and years before it would make a difference? I do. Do you remember hearing that same argument applied to wind power and solar power? No? Well, maybe we havenâ€™t heard it because it hasnâ€™t been offered. And maybe it hasnâ€™t been offered because Liberals/Progressives, and their tree-hugging friends, love those so-called â€œalternativeâ€ sources of energy, but hate oil. But, do they really hate oil? Or do they simply hate the people who make money on oil? No, that canâ€™t be it, either, because one of those Liberal/Progressives, our president, just made a deal with Brazil, allowing them to drill in the gulf. Not only can they drill, but we, the U.S. taxpayers, will give them $2 Billion to do it! Will someone please explain this to me, if you can? Permits to drill have been languishing forever on somebodyâ€™s desk in D.C., waiting for a drilling green light. Did Brazil submit a permit before any of those companies, and we just didnâ€™t know about it? Or… is this another shuffle in the Obama dance… another effort on his part to be popular with everyone but us? Putting that question aside, I want to know how our giving money to yet another country helps us? Iâ€™d also like to know how long our economy will have to suffer at the hands of someone who obviously doesnâ€™t get that spending even more is simply digging a deeper hole than the one weâ€™re already in. I donâ€™t care what party the president belongs to, and I certainly donâ€™t care what color he is… this is insanity mixed with incompetence, and does not bode well for our future.
Hereâ€™s another question I have: Where are the liberal voices? Is stupidity and recklessness an issue for them only when a conservative is being stupid and reckless? Or do they not â€œget itâ€, either? Perhaps, like Bill Maher, theyâ€™re just too busy thinking up more obscene names for Sarah Palin? Or maybe theyâ€™re busy helping Michael, talk-about-a-hypocrite, Moore figure out what he should do with other Americanâ€™s money? If he can get his hands on it, that is. Yep, this guy, who is hardly in need of $$$, says â€œ… theyâ€™re sitting on $… itâ€™s not theirs, itâ€™s a national resource.â€ Another example of the virulent Leftâ€™s â€œClass Envyâ€, and socialistic bent. Of course, the â€œtheyâ€ heâ€™s talking about are businesses that are holding on to their own hard-earned money. And, whatâ€™s wrong with holding onto your money… whatâ€™s wrong with taking a wait-and-see policy? Especially when our government seems to be determined to take us straight to a very hot place in a hand basket? Of all the senseless things happening right now, thatâ€™s one even I get.
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