What Does 10 Or 7 Or Whatever It Is Today Matter?

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
August 4, 2008 11:51am CST
If there is one thing I have wished for is that Democrats would pick a number and stick with it. When ever drilling for domestic oil is brought up the argument is always it will take ten years one day then the next it is seven years, maybe the next time asked the question the answer would be nine years. That really is not my point, my point is why does that really matter. If it take seven year then in ten years we will have oil, if it take seven years then in seven year we will have oil. When JFK decided that we needed to go to the moon, did we just put a man on a rocket and poof we had a man on the moon? No we did not, it took time. Of course if we had just started drilling ten years ago we would have had our own oil supply but that is never brought up into the argument.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Aug 08
They should have drilled for oil ten years ago but I guess the environmentalists thought that animals and plants were better than people. Are they going to wait another ten years when the price goes up to %10 a gallon. Of course, what will happen, if Obama gets in, he will tell them to drill for oil, and unlike what they did with President Bush, they will obey him and start drilling. If McCain gets in, they will still stall and of course, who will get the blame for the high oil prices? Guess who? So they should drill now and forget their paltry differences and maybe someone should write an article, oh a whole lot of people and say "the reason we have high oil prices is because the Congress would not allow the President's order to drill oil go through, so it is (and name all the senators who opposed the order.) and in big bold letters on the major newspapers.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
4 Aug 08
Not so. You do not know Obama Hussein. Obama is not going to tell anyone to drill. Obama does care more about plants and animals than people. Obama (like Pelosi) will be busy trying to save the planet. Obama has no interest in success and growth of American business. Obama blames and trashes America every chance he gets. Obama brings no change - just another far left liberal democrat. Obama brings no hope, only audacity and arrogance, and LOTS OF IT! djbtol
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Aug 08
I also heard he does not like children. Thinks they are a punishment and does not want to save the babies that survived abortion. I wonder if he gets to be president, whether he is going to order the execution of the adults who survived abortions as well? I would not put it past him. He certainly does not love Americans. And people who do not love children, do not love what children grow up to be.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Yes, Obama did say he wants his children to have the right to kill their own children. Kill them as long as it is legally possible, even if they are partially birthed. If he's leading, I'm not following! djbtol
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
4 Aug 08
That 10 year bit is the dumbest arguement and the liberals love using it. Somehow, it's better to spend the next 10 years whining about gas prices and blaming republicans than it is to actually have a plan in place that will bring the prices down. I remember 10 years ago Clinton used that arguement when gas prices got up to $1.50. People believed it then and as a result, here we are, 10 years later spending almost $4.00 per gallong. Of course that's all Bush's fault. Everyone knows he directly controls the price of oil and gets 3 out of ever 4 dollars we spend at the pump. Democrats do love to talk about alternative energy sources. So... how many have they come up with? What REAL incentive have they given anyone else to come up with something better? Did one of them offer a $300 million reward? No, that's was McCain, a republican.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
McCain is the only candidate that has come up with a plan to get us away from crude oil. Obama and the Democrat can only come up with what we cannot do. I would rather have a can do President than a cannot do President.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Aug 08
The democrats, led by Peolosi and Reid, have been working hard to keep the price of gasoline high. They clearly do not want it to come down. Why? Pelosi says that would be helping big business. Is their a brain? djbtol
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• United States
4 Aug 08
Whether it is 10 or 7 matters as the Democrats know the intelligence level of the people to who they are making their arguement. To an intelligent person, the arguement that it will be X amount of years before we see results is not reason to not drill now, it is reason to drill immediately. However, the Democrats know their followers can be moved by defective logical reasoning.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I wonder if anyone has ever challenge the standard argument of ten years. It is like if you say the lie enough time people will start believing it. I have been watching a reality show about oil drilling going on in Texas. This one crew is on their third oil well with in 50 days. Now I know that there is a difference between Alaska and Texas, but why would it take ten years to see oil production?
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• United States
5 Aug 08
The dumbocrats are maintaining it would take 10 years to significantly increase production enough overall to make a difference. That it would take 10 years to drill enough wells. However, that ignores the possibility the high price is not due entirely to a shortage but is just as dependent on the fact the US DOLLAR is falling rapidly and the people selling the oil want more of them.
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Some of the reports are showing that the existing equipment could be used in months, not years. It is nothing more than a smoke screen being put out by liberals who are opposed to domestic drilling anyway. As far as the prices are concerned... they would start dropping overnight because of the futures trading,if Congress approved domestic drilling. The reason for the high oil prices is the failed policies of Congress over the last 30 years or so.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Right on! You are talking facts here. Many things could be improved if Congress would get smart and quit playing politics. djbtol
@missybal (4492)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Bush should have started at the beginning of his 1st term but he had a lot invested in oil. So he let it go on until now when the Republican canidate is in danger of being pushed out of the way by a complete idiot screaming that one man is exactly like the other. McCain does care about the environment unlike Bush but even he knows that we must do what we must to. Any alternative energy developement will take a long time also. We can't just switch today. You are so right but the majority of American's don't want to wait. They want it now. But they will be disappointed because real solutions take time.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Aug 08
So concerned about President Bush being in it for the money? Take a look at Obama Hussein and Al Gore. Concern about the enviornment is a good thing, but it must be based on facts not liberal hysteria. Sometimes the best answer is "Screw the environment!" dbjtol
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
4 Aug 08
You are correct, and at the time they banned access to our own oil, they should have been building drilling rigs. Two more response to the argument about 10 years: First of all, merely opening up access to the oil will change the price of oil and gasoline because of supply and demand. It will also improve our bargaining position with OPEC. Secondly, it will be far more than 10 years before you drive a car powered by solar or wind power. Note: the critics of oil have no alternative for the American people. djbtol
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
4 Aug 08
"First of all, merely opening up access to the oil will change the price of oil and gasoline because of supply and demand. It will also improve our bargaining position with OPEC. " That's what I've been saying for a long time. McCain said the effects of drilling will be largely psychological to bring down the price of gas and the liberals reamed him over it. Thye just refuse to acknowledge simple logic.
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@djbtol (5498)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I suspect psychological was not the best term to use. On the other hand the stock market is greatly influenced by all kinds of psychology. djbtol
@missybal (4492)
• United States
6 Aug 08
You are correct djbtol, when talk of opening up drilling off shore came up the price of gas went down. The reason. The oil companies are not pumping as much as they could and the price is staying up because they got to think about what if they pump what they got dry. They are thinking of the future. And yes it will take more than 10 years for America to develope the technology to replace oil. Obama is against drilling (well depending on what day it is) and has said he does not support nuclear power as a safe clean energy (However he seemed to think differently when he voted yes for the Bush-Cheney Bill that gave $6 billion in subsidies to oil & gas industry and $12 billion in subsidies to nuclear power industry). Well I guess no one really knows what Obama is for or against. lol But anyways nuclear power is the closest alternative we have to take the place of oil today, which is the industry McCain supports.