Charles Krauthammer: Planet-saving tactics do more harm than good

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  • Will Pearson
    Aug. 4, 2008 8:43 a.m.

    I'm surprised that more environmental groups are not taking issue with American manufactures for using food products, such as corn, to make
    industrial fuels. I have lived in third world countries and seen how scarce food and water can be for the lower classes. The wealthy will always have food; for them to take the remaining meagre sustenance of the poor and use it for fuel to gratify their selfishness is unconscionable.

  • wrz
    Aug. 3, 2008 11:58 p.m.

    funny how | 12:50 p.m. Aug. 3, 2008

    "If George Bush was any kind of man he would have locked the doors on the Capitol until they had an up or down vote on whether to end the congressional ban on offshore drilling. China can drill off our coasts but we can't? Beautiful!"

    George Bush is a wuss on this one. He should have called Congress back for work until the got a vote. He has the power. That would have shown Pelosi a thing of two.

    Pelosi has a new book out titled "power." As House Speaker she is power drunk. She needs to be cut down a notch or two. Bush had an excellent chance to do just that. He booted it. I'm beginning to think his is the world's worst president after all.

  • Spoc
    Aug. 3, 2008 8:05 p.m.

    Buy the way, that stimulus check you just sent to China in exchange for a big screen? That money was invested in sending your brother-in-law's auto job to China. We paid for it by taking out a loan from the Chinese to whom your children will pay perpetual interest.

    Yes, they got us coming and going on that deal. And who do you have to thank for putting you out of a job and your grandchildren deeper in debt? The bipartisan politicians who expect to be repaid for their generosity with your future by selling them your vote. Now that's free enterprise!

  • Phred
    Aug. 3, 2008 7:44 p.m.

    We seem to get enraged about the out of pocket price for gasoline. Pump price is visible and alarming but just a flesh wound. What is not so obvious is the internal bleeding of our economy and that is what is going to kill US.

    Oil funds are used by Russian, Middle Eastern and South American nations to wage war against us increasing defense spending. China meanwhile has managed to undermine our manufacturing sector and in turn uses that cash to invest in equipment to compete against us or to buy our government, one debt bond at a time. Meanwhile we bleed from jobs that cannot be exported through cash transfers by reconquistas to Mexico.

    Don't get me wrong. Oil profits are draining my wallet just like yours. But 92% of the price you pay is not oil company profits. The rest of it COULD be invested here either looking for additional reserves or in replacement technologies. But we are too busy giving it away to other nations to worry about that. For that you can thank Pelosi and her "drill anywhere but here" wrecking crew.

  • Stewart
    Aug. 3, 2008 4:41 p.m.

    Don't worry, after Obama wins and more seats in congress are lost to the Polosi machine, they will boldly pronounce through the media, the official voice of the DNC, that the world has been saved.

  • BH
    Aug. 3, 2008 3:12 p.m.

    Krauthammer does a wonderful job of explaining the irrationality of our present energy situation. I agree with previous bloggers; where are the usual leftest radicals on this article? It seems they are only capable of arguing with emotion rather than facts.

  • funny how
    Aug. 3, 2008 12:50 p.m.

    the usual suspect liberal posters on this site don't show up when a Conservative is dead on the money. It's like cutting carbon emissions. Why should we even bother when the China and India are buidling coal power plants out the wazoo? We're just signing our own death warrant.
    If George Bush was any kind of man he would have locked the doors on the Capitol until they had an up or down vote on whether to end the congressional ban on offshore drilling. China can drill off our coasts but we can't? Beautiful!

  • MAC
    Aug. 3, 2008 12:26 p.m.

    What a good summary of the situation. The only solution to our energy situation is to get to work and produce domestically, from every source we have been blessed with.

  • MetricWrench
    Aug. 3, 2008 11:39 a.m.

    Save the world? How do you even quantify that? How will we know when it is saved, and from what? Hopefully she can hurry and get it saved so that we can move onto other important issues.

  • Cats
    Aug. 3, 2008 8:00 a.m.

    Charles Krauthammer is dead on.

    Most Americans have the common sense to see this. Unfortunately, the Democrat leadership in Congress can't see it because they are totally in the hip pocket of environmentalist contributors and lobbyists.

    If Nancy Pelosi is who you want to run U.S. energy policy, be sure to vote for either Jim Matheson or Bennion Spencer. By voting for them you will ensure that Nancy Pelosi stays in power.

  • Ultra Bob
    Aug. 3, 2008 7:43 a.m.

    The Conservative Republican Oil/Energy Corporations main goal at the present time is to achive controll over every source of energy available to the world. They don't need those new drilling areas, they only want to control them so that no one else can enter into competition with their monopolies.

    Oil is a world comodity and the price we pay for it will be set by the world market under control of the oil cartel.