Senate Democrats this summer will roll out their recipe for dealing with high gasoline prices, emphasizing conservation and alternative energy to wean the nation off oil.
The plan will come up sometime after the Memorial Day recess, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters Wednesday.
“In June and July, we will be introducing legislation that will promote conservation, that will promote alternative energy and that will do many things to reduce the price,” said Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat. “That is a long-term issue.”
Then he said
“But the only way that we’re going to get the price down at the pump — you know it and I know it — is by having a long-term plan to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and on the Big Five oil companies,” he said.
He apparently missed the memo from Obama in which Obama promised to substitute foreign oil from the Mideast with foreign oil from Brazil. The he and his colleagues proved that there is nothing so stupid as a democrat politician:
Schumer and four other Senate Democrats spoke Wednesday at an ExxonMobil gas station on Capitol Hill to make the argument that Exxon and the four other biggest oil companies should give up billions of dollars in annual tax incentives. The lawmakers stood in front of a sign promoting prices well over $4 a gallon.
Thus once again perpetuating the lie that oil companies have any control over oil prices. Democrats are either total idiots or complete liars. Take your pick. Then, just to shove their contempt for the American intellect right up your nose, they blathered:
Democrats acknowledge that that bill would not lower gas prices, but they have rejected critics’ arguments that repealing the incentives would hurt production and raise prices. The Democrats point to the companies’ healthy first quarter profits as evidence that they don’t need the help.
Then other democrats added their voices:
CHAIRMAN BAUCUS: Our Bill ‘Is Not Going To Change The Price At The Gasoline Pump’
SEN. MAX BAUCUS (D-MT): “You know, this is not going to change the price at the gasoline pump. That’s not the issue. I don’t see that as an issue at all. The issue I see is who shares.” (U.S. Senate, Finance Committee, Hearing, 5/12/11)
SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): “It will not reduce gasoline prices by one penny.” “I would just like to add my strong voice to urging my colleagues to read this bill, to look at it and understand the inherent unfairness in it, the lack of significant deficit reduction, and the fact that it will not, although it is being touted as, it will not reduce gasoline prices by one penny.” (Sen. Landrieu, Floor Remarks, 5/11/11)
SEN. MARK BEGICH (D-AK): “It won’t decrease prices at the pump.” “There is a lot of talk right now about ending tax incentives for oil and gas industry, but the high profits right now of these companies are easy targets. But one thing Alaskans know, just because you have an easy target doesn’t mean it is the right thing to shoot. It won’t decrease prices at the pump for our families and small businesses. It will discourage companies, especially the independents, from domestic investment and job creation.” (Sen. Begich, Floor Remarks, 5/11/11)
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “This was never intended to talk about lowering prices.” (CNN’s “The Situation Room,” 5/11/11)
SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ (D-NJ): “Nobody has made the claim that this bill is about reducing gas prices.” (“McCaskill: Savings From Cutting Oil Tax Breaks Should Be For Deficit Reduction,” The Hill’s E2 Wire Blog, 5/10/11)
So let’s recap: democrats are introducing a legislation to reduce the price of oil except that it will do nothing to reduce the price of oil. Specifically, when Schumer said the legislation would “do many things to reduce the price” what he meant was “This was never intended to talk about lowering prices.”
OK, I think I have it now. Democrats are going to deal with high gas prices by doing nothing about high gas prices.
As for those high gas prices, they are exactly what the Obama administration said they wanted. I just don’t know how anyone can respect a democrat.