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The Republicans and Drilling - Possible responses
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Edited on Thu Jul-24-08 07:42 PM by FLDem5
A few possible one-liners for your use - please add any you have:

- Republicans won't release the Strategic Oil Reserve, which belongs to the taxpayers.

- Republicans want to drill, which will only make oil companies richer, Democrats want to create new working class jobs in solar and wind for millions of American workers.

- PLEASE, even T. Boone Pickens agrees we can't drill our way out of this one.

- A few year's worth of oil isn't worth trashing the environment any more.

- Guarantee me that the price of gas for the U.S. consumer will go down, and that the oil companies will not sell to the highest overseas bidder, namely China ...

- Refineries are running at full capacity, what is the point of getting more oil into the pipelines if it can't be refined?

- Where will all of this new oil be refined? Which new refinery? Oh, right, there are none. There are tankers full of oil sitting in line to be refined into gasoline. That wouldn't change if we drilled. How about one of these companies try to build a refinery? Oh, right, that would increase supply, and reduce their profit per gallon. Not gonna happen.

- since we're sending 2/3 more gas OUT of the country than we did just last year, why bother to drill more, since we don't keep it here anyway?

- ANWR contains about 10 billion gallons, US consumption is about 20 million gallons a day. This works out to be about 500 days supply, about a year and four months. This isn't about supply, it's ABOUT profit!

Post yours, we'll make a quick list.
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