December 30, 2010
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Letters to the Editor and other People Speak
FROM-Lubbock On Line
Submitted by may on Thu, 2010-12-30 03:18
Unable to pass his massive Cap and Trade Taxes into law, President Obama now plans to use the EPA to attack our economy and to reward his supporters.
Democrats were once satisfied with using the Federal courts to incrementally achieve their goals. Now Obama senses urgency, as many of his Radical supporters actually believe Global Warming is being caused by human economic activity. Other supporters, such as Al Gore, have positioned themselves to make billions of dollars from the Global Warming Hoax.
The EPA regulations that will go into effect will add to Obama’s current efforts to raise energy prices and to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. Obama has already extended his ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, and other offshore areas. Obama has also continued his efforts against coal and even nuclear energy production.
The increased use of corn and other farm products to produce energy rather than food has increased the cost of almost all food items. The increase in energy costs and the cost of fossil fuel derived agricultural fertilizers has also significantly contributed to the rising cost of food worldwide. This has been devastating to the poor, especially to those who are poor in developing countries.
The average cost of regular unleaded gasoline in now about $3.14 per gallon. Gasoline prices have increased about $1.25 per gallon since Obama became President. There are predictions of $4.00 per gallon gasoline by summer, with further escalation of fuel costs to follow.
The solutions are simple. The United States of America has more proven recoverable reserves of both oil and coal than any other country. These natural resources need to be produced, sold, and used. The United States should be a net exporter of oil and coal. In addition, we have massive reserves of uranium that can provide us with inexpensive and plentiful electricity for the indefinite future.
We do not have a lack of energy reserves or natural resources in the United States. We do have a lack of courage, common sense, and political honesty