Energy Policy Depends on an Oil Crisis? What a Way to Run A World!

Now the oil is over $100/barrel, conservatives are chanting “Drill Baby Drill” and progressives are chanting “It is About Time”!  For those of us in the real world, the ones that have to work for a living, this seems to be a hell of a way to run a world.  Why does it take a crisis to remind politicians and the ruling class that they need to come up with an Energy Policy that makes sense for us poor working schmucks?  Politicians run around saying that we can’t tax the middle class or the poor but those same politicians ignore the fact the rising gasoline and home heating oil prices divert valuable $$$s in home budgets to maintaining basic transportation and home environments for the middle and low-income earners.

Progressive View of High Oil Prices:

Progressives meet at the beach and do some sort of agnostic spiritual dance to the god of Global Warming and the evil spirits of carbon dioxide.  They cheer every cent increase for gasoline or home heating fuel as it gets them closer to their goal of eliminating fossil fuels off of the face of the earth.  Did you ever ask yourself why they hate fossil fuels so much?  Today, you have to be truly ignorant to buy into the concept that Global Warming is real and if it was it is man caused.  The only other belief the progressives could hold that would make higher prices a good thing to them is their goal of reversing the advances by industrialized nations through their use of oil as a cheap energy source.  The progressives have to belief the our advancements are bad and that they need to be reversed.

Another school of though takes the progressive position of reversing advances by industrialized nations and adds in their goal of leveling the playing field between industrialized countries and third world countries.  They see the world as only utopian when every nation and every person is the same.  Except for them of course.  They are the ruling class and will preside over insuring that the equality for everyone else is maintained.

Conservative View of High Oil Prices:

Conservatives use high oil prices as a substitute for GUTS.  They will not take on the progressive anti-oil agenda unless gas and heating oil prices are sky-high and they know the citizens will back them easily.  How about if our conservative leaders “grow a set” and start letting the American People and the World know why cheap energy via oil, nuclear and other sources are a good thing!  If they don’t know why, then they should hire some smart people to help them.  Heaven forbid the conservatives actually come up with a coherent ENERGY PLAN AND POLICY. 

The Green Agenda:

The Green agenda and alternative fuels have been the mantra of the left for decades and it is just unfeasible today as it was decades ago.  It cost $250,000 for every green job created by the $800B stimulus Packages forced down our throats by this government.  The same high cost per job, or higher, has been experienced in Japan, Australia and Europe.  That is why the left loves high gas prices.  If gas goes up high enough, maybe green energy may seem reasonable.  The problem is technology, not economics.  Ever wonder where we are going to out all of those batteries that are being put into electric cars?  I drive a Prius and know that the negative environmental footprint is much worse for it than for my previous BMW X5 SUV but I same money on gas so I don’t really care.  It wasn’t my idea to put lead, acid, lithium and other goodies into our earth after I am done with them.  I guess I can store the batteries next to my “Curly Fry” Lightbulbs that contain mercury!  Every solution the left has ever devised is worse than the disease they sought to cure.  Why, because the patient was not ill to begin with!  With our clean coal and overall clean hydrocarbon energy conversion technologies, we will hurt old mother earth a lot less by staying with oil, coal, and nuclear energy for the foreseeable future.  There are a lot of smart people working on various fusion technologies that will be come the source of our future energy, assuming the left does not lock them in a closet and throw away the key.

Silly me, here is a Recommendation:

Create a sound Energy Plan and turn it into a Policy, not only for the US, but for the world.  FORGET INTERIOR SECRETARY KEN SALAZAR. and forget trying to convince him and his Boss Obama to drop the oil drilling moratorium.  go for the jugular.  GO TO THE PEOPLE…  I know Republicans and their cronies in DC hate the “T” word but the Tea Parties and their members GET IT.  They actually understand that a sound energy policy is the only way to reduce our industrial costs and allow us to compete again globally.  But, part of the Energy Policy HAS TO BE TO SIT ON THE EPA.  Get rid of their idiotic policies that do not add one iota to air, water or earth quality.  Also,  part of the Energy Policy HAS TO BE TO SIT ON TRIAL LAWYERS and get them off of the backs of business.  If someone burns their crouch with a hot cup of coffee, consider letting natural selection take its course rather than allow these idiots to sue.  Some people are too dumb to survive so we created lawyers to make sure they survive…

Come up with a common sense Energy Policy:

  • Explore and drill for our own gas and oil in the US.  There is enough oil in the US and in shallow off shore areas to negate the need for deep water drilling.  THE ONLY REASON WE ENGAGE IN DEEP WATER DRILLING IS THAT THE LEFT HAS PUSH THE RIGS OUT FROM THE SHORES TO MAKE DRILLING AND RETRIEVAL MORE EXPENSIVE AND TO MAKE THE OIL AND GAS MORE COSTLY SO WE WILL SWALLOW THEIR CRAP ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY BEING FEASIBLE.
  • Most European countries are 80%+ nuclear.  We invented the technology and we are way behind due to the LEFT’S ANTI-NUCLEAR SCARE TACTICS.  Jane Fonda will be ticked off but anyone who could be married to Ted Turner much passed the ceremony should not be taken too seriously.
  • Once the Federal Budget is balanced, and after another round of reduced taxes and the enactment of a flat tax, (I can dream) then set aside a billion or so for alternative fuel research.  Any real breakthrough in alternative energies will either come from a “Manhattan Project” type of effort or through some entrepreneur developing it in his or her garage.
    • Just for grins, here is a short test as to whether the government is capable of actually coming up with alternative energy solutions:
      • How much energy does the Department of Energy Produce?  Answer:  NONE
      • How may kids does the Department of Education actually Educate?  Answer:  NONE
      • How much money does the Department of the Treasury Create (not print)? Answer:  NONE

Conservatives have always been good at being the Minority Party and pointing out the flaws of the majority.  But, every time they get in the driver’s seat for 8 years, they become progressives and screw everything up!  Here are three easy steps to leading the US and the World out of our Energy Idiocy:

  1. Come up with an energy source development plan.
  2. Have someone smart create the talking points for you so you can explain the ROI, the environmentally neutral impact of the plan, and the benefit to the AMERICAN PEOPLE.
  3. Go out and sell it every single day you are in office.  That’s what the progressives do!  They sold to us the idea that carbon dioxide, which every mammal exhales, (including progressives), is bad for the environment and causes global warming.  They even picked on our poor cows and their uncontrollable flatulence!  What is next?  People are willing to listen as long as what you are saying is what you believe, and it is the truth.  Try it, you might like it!

The high oil prices may or may not stay for any length of time.  But a good energy policy should not be subject to swings in crude oil prices…

RD Pierini

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/146225-libyan-turmoil-100-oil-fuels-gop-drilling-push

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