"Romney's plans hinge on opening up more areas for offshore oil
drilling, including in the mid-Atlantic, where it is currently banned."The GOP is hoping folks forget about Deep Horizon... the reason off
shore drilling is banned in the mid-Atlantic states is because tourism is a key
part of that region's economy. Those states will not risk that for
Romney's beloved oil supporters. It will be interesting to see under a
Romney administration how those economic interests will clash with his vision of
more "burn, baby, burn" and keeping "America addicted to oil"
(Bush's words in 2006). The GOP has criticized Obama on
renewable energy (e.g., Solyndra), but the bigger story is that under Obama,
domestic renewable energy is booming, with Iowa now achieving 20 percent of its
power from wind, and other conservative states enjoying its clean air, tax
revenues, and price stability (unlike fossil fuels). Romney's
focus on fossil fuels will hurt him in conservative Mid-West states where
agriculture benefits from renewable energy and keeps energy dollars local for
local jobs. His Canadian tar sands and pipeline are opposed by conservatives in
Nebraska due to fears of oil leaks.
In the meantime gas/diesel prices continue to increase and unemployment goes up
and up! Women and children most affected! This is the real war on women!
Why not get input from T Boone Pickens instead of exclusively placating the
@Mountanman "This is the real war on women!"No,
it's not, and even if it were, Republican opposition to jobs bills and
increased fuel efficiency standards doesn't help your cause if this is your
line of argument.
"In a supporting document, Romney says it now takes up to 307 days to
receive permits to drill a well on federal land. By contrast, states such as
North Dakota issue permits within 10 days and Colorado within 27 days, Romney
said."This is for good reason. A slow deliberate approach needs
to happen where we look at all possible environmental consequences of the well,
as well as reclamation options and approaches when the well is done. You
can't do that in 10 days. I can't even imagine the disaster that would
ensue if Utah could issue permits in 10 days. We talk as if our oil and natural
gas business is doomed, last time I checked it was thriving and the economy in
the Uinta basin was doing just fine.
Mountanman: Why are women and children most affected? Just wondering.
In a time when Republicans should have the White House as easily as inhaling a
fresh breath of air, they appear to be taking their "win" for granted,
saying and doing everything they can to eliminate themselves from the
competition. From Day 1 of the Obama administration, the Republican
strategy has been to make a second term an impossibility. From Rush Limbaugh
calling for Republicans to not cooperate to Mitch McConnell setting
congressional efforts to prevent any Obama legislative success, there was a
concerted (and oftentimes successful) effort to stop the President regardless of
the cost to the country. The thinking was: "Better to have failure than a
successful Democratic administration"From Birther nonsense and
claims that Obam is anti-American and not a "true" American to
effectively subverting the economic recovery, Republicans have waged war on this
President to their decided advantage. Now, with a win seeming to be in the bag,
Romney and his election team, along with the various ideologues and the entire
Republican leadership are acting like Republican voters will vote for a animated
tea kettle before they would vote for Obama. Such confidence. Such naivete!
This is simple chutzpah.
Xscribe. Its because women and children are more vulnerable during troubled
economic times. They suffer more because women with children have to fend for
themselves and their children when men can abandon their family
responsibilities. In some of our cities, over 70% of women are raising their
children alone! More welfare goes to women with children than men! Thus this bad
economy is the real war on women! We can debate whose fault the economy is, but
it certainly hasn’t gotten better under President Obama for most people as
food stamp recipients are at an all time high and increasing as is our national
Mountanman said: "In some of our cities, over 70% of women are raising their
children alone! "Do you actually believe that? I see you
didn't name even one of the "some of our" cities. please enlighten
us on where you read this, although it reeks of talk radio, so I'm thinking
it was made up by beck or hannity.I see mitt has the "leave
nothing but scorched earth" republican plan for economic growth thru back
room deals with oil executives and corporate welfare, which is so desperately
needed to maintain record profits.
Thanks for the explanation. And I agree with you: There needs to be much more
focus on men abandoning their family duties - i.e., having kids and then
disappearing - than trying to deny birth control opportunities to women.
HA!!! Hold on here Slick Willey... wasn't it YOU that praised Mitt Romney
just a few short months ago for being completely qualified to be president and
wasn't it you that also said raising taxes would KILL economic growth???
Also wasn't it you also that praised Bain Capital??? Mr "I never had
sexual relations with that woman" himself!! Who do we believe - the Clinton
who praises Romney, and bashes Obama over tax increases OR the political Clinton
who gets political candy from the democratic party for praising Obama and
bashing Romney at the convention??? What a bunch of hooey!!! Here is news for
you Slick Willey - "It the ECONOMY stupid"!!!! Wise words from
Clinton's own former campaign manager. People just need to take a look-see
at the 8.3% unemployment and mountain of debt and despair and ask themselves -
am I better off now than 4 years ago? Actually that poll has been taken and
nearly 70% say NO!!!!
42 straight months of unemployment above 8%23 million struggling for
workNearly $16 trillion in debt45 million Americans on food
stamps46 million Americans in povertyJust when is
Barrack's plan going to make it better?
Since when was bill clinton a reliable source of anything honest and good? For
liberals afraid of big corporations, if you don't like working for one, you
can change jobs. But, the way you want to grow big government, there's no
way to change to another government, or what they place on the backs of the
people, i.e. the ACA, medicare, medicaid, SS, welfare by the dole. Big
corporations don't destroy my individual right to chose. Big government
destroys individual freedom. America has always stood, and will always stand
for individual rights and freedoms.