Point the fin­ger where it be­longs

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

With the prob­lems in in­dus­tries and busi­nesses re­sult­ing in job losses, our econ­omy has taken a tum­ble. The Democrats are start­ing their an­tic­i­pated at­tack blam­ing Repub­li­cans re­gard­ing this is­sue.

In talk­ing to a land­scaper, I was struck by his re­marks and it has given me a real in­sight into the prob­lem. His monthly fuel costs have gone up sig­nif­i­cantly. In fact it would ap­pear that our en­ergy prob­lem has been re­spon­si­ble for most of the down­turn in the econ­omy. Pay­ing higher costs for en­ergy di­verted money that could have been used to pay off mortgages. Higher en­ergy costs for busi­nesses have prompted lay­offs. Sim­i­lar prob­lems have occurred in agri­cul­ture, man­u­fac­tur­ing, hos­pi­tals, ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, etc. Even our everyday liv­ing has been af­fected.

It might be ap­pro­pri­ate to con­sider the real cul­prits in this sce­nario, and they are the ex­treme en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists and the Democrats. They have pre­vented our coun­try from us­ing its own nat­u­ral en­ergy sources and ex­plo­ration on land and off­shore for oil and nat­u­ral gas.

This in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­ior needs to be stopped, and the cit­i­zens of this coun­try can and should do it. Our fu­ture is at stake.

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