Liberals, if your conscience pushes you to help the poor, urge your senators and congress members to allow domestic oil drilling. Otherwise, save the moral grandstanding, because as Victor Davis Hanson notices, most of us poor are spending a very large percentage of our income on gasoline and can't afford a new car just now, much less a hybrid.
And then there's this:
Consider also how oil triggers a massive transfer of wealth abroad that's as illiberal as it's dangerous. Energy-strapped Americans, Europeans, Japanese, Chinese and Indians are working day and night to give the world critical material goods, ideas and services. Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Russia and Iran aren't.Make no mistake, our enemies are watching the political rhetoric involving oil and gas closely. The congress would merely have to but act like they're thinking about getting out of the way and allowing domestic drilling and the construction of new oil refineries and the oil-producing nations would be forced to take the economic boot off of our necks. They'd have to put off buying the
At best, the transfer of wealth to most oil producers means a Chinese worker working longer for less money while artificial island resorts pop up in the Persian Gulf. At worst, that strapped Chinese is also working harder for another Iranian centrifuge, al Qaeda landmine or Saudi-funded madrassa.
Serious, you certainly don't want to bankrupt your poorer brethren (and sistren) while funding the activities of our enemies, Liberals, do you? I can't believe that about most of you. Lets do this thing.
(Thanks to Ace of Spades HQ)