13 March 2011

That’ll Solve the Problem

So, gas prices are on the rise. How do politicians plan to address this issue?
Some politicians are asking the White House to release oil from the SPR in order to bring down high energy prices. The move, however, may not work and avoids the long-running need to reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil.
So, the problem is that global demand is increasing while supply is relatively stagnant. Basically, demand is outstripping supply right now. And politicians are recommending that we dip into the SPR.

For some reason, deregulating oil refinery construction and processes never comes across their pea-sized brains, in spite of the fact that there are fewer refineries today than forty years ago.

And for some reason, opening ANWR for drilling doesn’t cross their minds either.

A radical increase in local supply would solve most of the problems in relatively short order, but these clowns want to dip into a very small supply in the hopes of providing minimal, short-term relief to huge, long-term problem.

At this point, I’m not sure who more stupid: the politicians or the people who elect them. And frankly, I’m not sure I want to learn the answer.

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