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  1. #1 House Republican: Cut deficit by drilling in ANWR 
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    The congressional super committee searching for ways to pare at least $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit should open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling instead of hiking taxes, a top House Republican said today.

    Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., the head of the House Natural Resources Committee, said he would be making that controversial ANWR drilling recommendation to the 12-member panel, which is holding its first public meeting tomorrow.

    Under Congress’ debt ceiling deal, the newly created deficit reduction committee has until Nov. 23 to approve a plan to cut $1.2 trillion or more from the deficit over the next decade, with the group’s final package subject to straight up-or-down votes in the House and Senate. If the committee fails to reach a compromise or it doesn’t pass Congress, there would be automatic, across-the-board cuts in domestic and defense spending beginning in 2013.

    Since Republicans on the panel and in the House are unlikely to support any plan that hikes taxes as a way to raise revenue, the lawmakers on the joint committee need to search for other solutions, Hastings noted.

    “They need to find a means to increase revenue to the federal government without raising taxes (and) this is a logical extension of that,” Hastings said. “Increasing American energy production is one of the easiest ways to generate federal revenue” and opening up ANWR “makes good economic sense.”

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    Don't stop the bleeding...








    just make it slower :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apache View Post
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    just make it slower :mad:
    I love the mournful sound of the EPA Greenie TreeHugger railing and wailing early in the morning .
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