Furry1993,Nebraska wants the pipeline, and has plans to start
businesses along its trek.
To Worf 7:19 p.m. Sept. 9, 2012This president can influence the
price of gas. It's called the Canadian pipeline, drilling on federal lands,
easing regulations, and working with Congress.---------------------Then maybe Nebraska should decide where it
wants to put the pipeline. That's the holdup -- Nebraska's
requirement that the pipeline avoid its environmentally fragile Sand Hills
region and fresh-water aquifers, together with tough new scrutiny by
Nebraska's regulators, is making it difficult to locate the pipeline. It
doesn't make sense to start building the pipeline if the middle area of it
is still in question and it may have to be relocated in other states to
accomodate Nebraska's final decision. The President said that, once
Nebraska decides, a new application for the pipeline would be accepted and
evaludated. The delay isn't the President's doing.
This president can influence the price of gas. It's called the Canadian
pipeline, drilling on federal lands, easing regulations, and working with
Tolstoy, do you own a business? All along, Obama's policies have hindered
American ingenuity, whether you are white, black, brown, yellow, olive skinned,
because of his war against anyone willing to take a risk, work hard to get
ahead, only to be heavily taxed by obama's ACA, which is not about health
care, rather a means to place more burdensome taxes on the working class. The
ACA includes a 3.8% federal tax on home sales to help fund itself. What will
that do to an already sluggish housing market? I am a small business owner, and
I have talked with any small business owners who are holding back until they see
the results of this November election. Big government is an enemy to the free
market, and to a free people.
Everything is George Bushes fault and Obama has turned things around. Voting
for Romney would bring back those old Bush policies which got us into this mess.
Voting for Obama is a move forward.A fool is someone who believes a
lie. Kick me once and shame on you. Kick me twice and shame on me.
To Mountainman 10:37 a.m. Sept. 8, 2012Open up federal lands to oil
exploration? Why should the oil companies get access to more lands and leases
when they don't use the lands and leases they already have? Out of nearly
36 million acres leased offshore, only about 10 million acres are active –
leaving nearly 72 percent of the offshore leased area idle. In the lower 48
states, an additional 20.8 million acres, or 56 percent of onshore leased acres,
remain idle. I've seen nothing to indicate that Alaskan land and leases
are treated any differently. Furthermore, there are approximately 7,000 approved
permits for drilling on federal and Indian lands that have not yet been drilled
by companies.Require the oil companies to use the leases and the
leased land they already have before they can get access to any more.
That's the reasonable and rational way to handle the issue. Tell the oil
companies "use 'em or lose 'em."
First, presidents can't do anything to ifluence the price of oil, and
therefore gasoline, short of maybe nationalising the petroleum industry, or huge
subsidies to the pump price. We're going to have to come to grips with the
new normal, and respect the limits imposed by geopolitics and a finite resource.
Nobody produces oil profitably for 20 bucks a barrell anymore. Nobody. And they
never will again. And that's going to have a profound impact on what we can
expect in the future. Sustainable growth is no longer sustainable indefinitely.
We're going to have to re think the model that says we can just keep moving
forward if everyone just gets more stuff. As for the idea of north american
energy independence, there is soundness there. Isolation from unstable supplies
and suppliers that are just short of openly hostile to us is a good idea.
@ Brian. Serious harm to our economy and poor people are high energy prices
which inflates food prices and kills jobs! When Obama took office, gasoline
averaged $1.85/ gal. Now it is approaching $4.00/gal. I would rather give my
money to the Canadians for their oil than Saudi princes! Open up federal lands
to oil exploration and the fees and royalties oil companies would pay to our
government would pay off the national debt in 10 years plus force down energy
prices. Lower energy prices will be our economic salvation, not more bailouts
with borrowed money! Obama will NEVER get America energy independent, but
Romney will and that alone will create millions of good paying jobs! We can
choose to continue to struggle with ever higher energy costs, more unemployment
and inflation of the necessities of life or we can elect Romney to correct these
problems! It’s a choice, not how things have to be.
@my2centsfunny I never once heard Obama claim that the white where
undeserving and as a white man never felt like I did not matter but you keep up
the good work spreading the political hyperbole.
One issue separating Obama from Romney is tax relief for wind power. An
incentive for wind is set to expire soon. Obama is for it -- and this plays
well for working-class whites in Iowa and Colorado that have booming wind power
sectors; Iowa and North Dakota already get 20 percent-plus of their electricity
from wind, and it pours millions of dollars into the hands of rural farmers -- a
traditional GOP constituent. Romney opposes the tax incentive, and
Midwest GOP leaders from Kansas to Iowa are pleading with Romney to change his
position as it could retard economic prosperity in their respective states. (As a side note, Romney has said nothing about eliminating tax
incentives for fossil fuels, but that's another story.) Interestingly, Romney's support for Keystone will funnel America's
energy dollars to Canada. Added to Romney's opposition to auto efficiency
standards, Romney's energy policy is to not only burn more oil -- but to
source it from Canada!Nebraska farmers oppose Keystone because a
leak could threaten the Midwest's water aquafir and destroy agriculture
there. In short, Romney's energy proposals are opposed by
Midwest GOP -- and it could cost him votes.
So Obama finally decided that being racist and calling whites the undeserving of
his presidential obligations and the Untited States government for the last 4
years or more, is coming around now to see the error of his prejudices and
racism is backfiring in negative path of presidential duties.Obama
believes in division of ethnics, races, and a multi cultural society and
government is the only way he can have it, is finding out even the divided are
seeing the lies and racism he exudes. Ethnic Americans know that they left other
countries and life styles because of the very thing this 'snake oil
salesman' is trying to sell this nation and he is getting black listed big
time in a way he now understands. America is not a racist country, just our
leader trying to divide us by racism.