McCain Supports Bush Call for More Off Shore Drilling
According the AP, John McCain has joined George W. Bush in a call for offshore Drilling in American coastal waters.
The American working class needs relief from high gas prices that eat into weekly pay checks, but common sense says that offshore drilling is not the way to go about providing that relief.
As Barack Obama said in his speech on the subject: "The politics may have changed but the facts haven't."
Only One Winner
There is only one group of people who would win from a change in the off shore oil drilling rules: BIG OIL.
American Drivers wouldn't even SEE this oil for years...so there are much better ways to help working Americans make ends meet.
And, when the oil finally DOES arrive, there is no guarantee that prices will go down. In fact, Americans watched for years as OPEC worked very well to keep Oil Prices UP by intentionally limiting the amount of oil they took out of the ground...if supply goes up, prices come down- if you want to keep prices up, you limit the amount of supply. After these boom times, anyone who thinks that the Oil Business is looking for ways to lower prices and profits is a complete sucker.
The Rest of us Lose
Most of Us.
None of us see lower Gas prices anytime soon...if ever.
Fisherman, already waiting on empty boats for fish populations to bounce back, loose most hopes of returning to their jobs.
Working People in Coastal States who rely on Tourism loose when their beaches become blotted with oil bubbles, slicks and spills.
The alternative energy industry, which could help keep this country strong, is forced to wait again while people put off breaking their oil addiction.
We all loose as we continue to damage the planet's atmosphere through fossil fuel consumption.
Americans must resist economic panic. We need to look deeply at this issue and reject the short-sighted, crony capitalism as offered by Oil Man Bush and his would-be successor, John McCain.
When it comes to Oil...just say NO!