. . . And for Congress to help on oil
We are being hammered by escalating gas prices, and our Congress is the reason why.
In 1980, there were 320 oil refineries in the United States. Now there are only 150 due to insane whacko environmental regulations supported by Congress. At the same time, gasoline use has increased by 40 percent. We have not built a new refinery since 1976, again due to congressional cowardice in not standing up to tree-hugging extremists.
We only drill in 10 prcent of the available oil resources in the Gulf of Mexico, and we are not drilling in ANWR. Same reason. Clinton vetoes ANWR drilling in his administration. Had he not done so, that oil would now be coming on line.
Foreign oil dependence funds Arab extremists who have vowed to kill us. To continue sending dollars to the Middle East and not develop our own resources is nothing less than treason.
Write your congressman or senator. We must develop our own resources. If they disagree or ignore you, vote against them. Also demand they repeal federal gasoline taxes to ease the burden on us. They could make up the lost federal revenue by repealing the last three or four undeserved congressional pay raises they voted for themselves at the speed of light in the dead of night. If your representative puts his personal enrichment over the crisis you are having in your budget, he needs to go. Vote against him. he is the reason this problem exists. In a private business, employees who acted like our representatives wouldn’t get pay raises. They would be fired. We need to fire incumbents in November. Donald N. Baker Lampasas, Texas