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Old 05-16-2011, 02:23 AM
Location: Police State
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Originally Posted by xani View Post
Shouldn't drill and pollute environment. Should ban SUVs, invest in rail/ban cars off the roads, make energy consumption quotas. US is over-consuming energy, this needs to stop.
I'm so glad that we have narrow-minded fanatics like yourself to tell everybody what's best for them.

Hey, why don't we dig into your personal affairs and start banning things and making life more difficult for you? Do you rely on goods and services that allow you to live a first-world lifestyle delivered by evil energy consuming vehicles? Yes? Then you're a hypocrite.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ZhugeLiang View Post
How dare they pass bills to drive the agenda that they were elected to push for, THE NERVE! The nerve of that darn representative government. I mean the idea that our legally elected representatives might disagree on stuff is just un-American!

I wonder if the John Boehner could use the same response that Obama gave in his first term in office when people questioned his agenda by dismissively answering, "We won."

And this bill is a very good thing, and why shouldn't it be? Obama himself wants more drilling too. He's just avoiding doing this in California to pacify his base.
Obama does not want drilling in the US. All of his previous actions have been to stop drilling and he was successful at it. He disagreed with the bill's in congress but once passed he was put in a very awkward position. He wants to be re-elected and he knows gas high prices will not get him 4 more years. His plan is probably to just say he will allow drilling to resume, which will lower prices, but in the background he will be setting up delays and hoops that must be jumped through to drag it out until the election is over and then he stops drilling again.
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