“We are one vote away from easing our dependence on costly oil and reducing gas prices in America,” Manzullo said. “I urge Speaker Pelosi to allow us to vote to end the Congressional ban on offshore drilling so we can increase our supplies of homegrown energy. Americans have had enough of these record gas prices and higher natural gas prices are just around the corner. It’s time for Congress to act.”
Congressman Manzullo reacting to the news that President Bush has lifted the ban on offshore oil drilling which leaves only the Democrats in Congress blocking oil exploration.
This is right on the mark! While the Democrats hold their hands over their ears screaming, "lalalalalalal you can't get the oil for seven years, I can' hear you lalalalalala!" The American people and the Republicans keep saying, "seven years is better then ten, or even never so lets get started now!"
I can't recall a time when the people of the country have called for action on an issue of national importance such as this and have been completely rebuffed by their Representatives.
We have entered a time where the Democrats like Obama and Manzullo's opponent have virtually told the American people, "let them eat cake!" (Our policy is drive smaller cars and wait for the wind is the actual line).