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    House Democrats call for nationalization of refineries
    Wednesday, Jun. 18 2008

    House Democrats responded to President's Bush's call for Congress to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling. This was at an on-camera press conference fed back live. Among other things, the Democrats called for the government to own refineries so it could better control the flow of the oil supply. They also reasserted that the reason the Appropriations Committee markup (where the vote on the amendment to lift the ban) was cancelled so they could focus on preparing the supplemental Iraq spending bill for tomorrow.

    At an off-camera briefing, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the same. And a senior Republican House Appropriations Committee aide adds that "there were multiple reasons for the postponement" including discussion on the supplemental. But the aide said there was the thought that Democrats may wish to avoid a debate today on energy amendments.

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    Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling

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    We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.
    Hinchey on why they postponed the Appropriations markup.




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    I believe Chavez has done something similar in Venezuela
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    Oh good - so we’re going to $10.00 a gallon immediately then? Saves a lot of hand wringing. Add another buck on for sales tax while you’re at it, because at that price you won’t notice.
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    This just goes to show that these politicians do not know a damn thing about what makes up the cost of a gallon of gasoline. Refiners make very little profit because they have to buy the oil at market price. These yo yo's are nuts if they think that they can control the price of a barrel of oil.

    A combination of things are driving the price of gasoline up like the falling dollar, the cost of drilling equipment has shot up, the cost of leasing equipment has greatly increased, the easy to find oil is gone ( drilling in harsher environments and deep drilling), federal, state taxes and finally dealing with the morons in DC.
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    Too bad the average voter is too stupid to understand the implications of such an act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aklover View Post
    Too bad the average voter is too stupid to understand the implications of such an act.
    It's right from the Central planning play book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
    I believe Chavez has done something similar in Venezuela
    Yup, please point these people to Chavez so they can see the kind of things that happen.
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