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Old 05-07-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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That is all I can say. The senate is about to vote on major taxes for big oil. That is what we need right know. Tax the hell out of the oil companies so they pass it one to us. What are they thinking.

I might be wrong but it is the same bill the house passed a few months ago.

House passes $18 billion in new taxes for Big Oil - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/27/energy.taxes.ap/index.html - broken link)

 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:09 PM
 
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That is all I can say. The senate is about to vote on major taxes for big oil. That is what we need right know. Tax the hell out of the oil companies so they pass it one to us. What are they thinking.

I might be wrong but it is the same bill the house passed a few months ago.

House passes $18 billion in new taxes for Big Oil - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/02/27/energy.taxes.ap/index.html - broken link)
Windfall profits. Soaring fuel prices. Billions of dollars in subsidies.

What do you propose?
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Irvine, CA to Keller, TX
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Windfall profits. Soaring fuel prices. Billions of dollars in subsidies.

What do you propose?
How about to allow drilling right here in the good ole USA. Can you imagine if the major oil producing countries had our government's attitude regarding drilling? Half of the world's oil supply would not exist.

I am not a fan of the oil industry but 2 wrongs never make a right and the government is so wrong when it comes to energy policy. They are completely out of touch with the rest of the world when it comes to energy and how to best get it.

I also think we are purposely not exploring our oil filed potential because we want it to be there when the rest of the world runs out. I know, sounds like a conspiracy!
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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we already DO drill here...but we reserve some of it, and sell most of it to OTHER countries, instead of retaining it ALL for ourselves.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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How about to allow drilling right here in the good ole USA. Can you imagine if the major oil producing countries had our government's attitude regarding drilling? Half of the world's oil supply would not exist.

I am not a fan of the oil industry but 2 wrongs never make a right and the government is so wrong when it comes to energy policy. They are completely out of touch with the rest of the world when it comes to energy and how to best get it.

I also think we are purposely not exploring our oil filed potential because we want it to be there when the rest of the world runs out. I know, sounds like a conspiracy!
I agree that we're wrong on energy policy, but for a different reason. We should be using our resources to get OFF of oil. We have them at our disposal. Unfortunately, we're giving so much in subsidies to fossil fuels, we don't have a truly level playing field for capital-intensive grid-energy resources.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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Do you not think that they will pass it down to maintain their profits?
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Wonderful. Tax the oil companies even more than they are taxed already and watch gas prices (along with the prices for virtually everything else) go through the roof. If you think gas and food prices are high now, wait until the dem Senate takes even more in taxes from oil companies.

And I absolutely, positively guarantee without a shadow of a doubt that the lefties will blame Bush/republicans for the coming tax induced disaster, and that the MSM will be out front leading the charge.

The left and the MSM desperately want a recession in time for the November elections, and now it appears as if they are going to make sure we get one.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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At least Bush is still their to veto this.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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At least Bush is still their to veto this.
I don't trust Bush with vetoes. He should have vetoed the odious McCain-Feingold Bill which is a direct assault on the First Amendment, but he did not.

But there is still hope the this won't make it through both the House and Senate.
 
Old 05-07-2008, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Bike to Surf!
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Babies also cry when they are weaned off their mother's milk and made to eat solid food.

So goes the gradual weaning of our society off it's petrolium dependency.
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