Saturday, June 07, 2008

Say WHAT?

According to the Sentinel:
Congressman Michael Arcuri does not support the construction of new refineries in the United States. "For what," he asks, saying it has not been "demonstrated how building a refinery will lower the cost of gas. No one has done that."
Hmm . . . No refineries built in the US for more than 30 years . . .
More people driving more cars for more miles (Urban Sprawl, my dears) . . .
What about the Law of Supply and Demand. . .
(Do you have to be over 60 to understand)??

Hopefully the Congressman was misquoted.
This is almost (but not quite) as bad as the Boehlert theory of 'Global Warming' before he was demoted.
It's scary . . . and disturbing . . .
Maybe there is something in the Washington, DC atmosphere that explains such blathering.

2 comments:

Mrs. Mecomber said...

In the atmosphere: power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

We've given too much power to politicians (since the 1940s), expecting them to solve our problems for us....

Greens and Beans said...

After reading the Sentinel article along with the Reason Magazine article (Price Gouging as Public Policy, why should corporations have all the fun? by Ronald Bailey June 15, 2007) I am sick to think that our Freshman Congressman is indifferent in terms of his hand has played a part in the increasing prices of fuel and groceries. His affiliation with the Democratic Party seems more important to him than the actual people that elected him in the first place. It will be interesting to see what if anything is made of this fact by the Congressman’s political opponent. As gasoline and oil prices continue to reach new highs on a daily basis, our freshman Congressman opts to turn his back on the people for political gain.
SHAME ON YOU CONGRESSMAN ARCURI!