April 24, 2006, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “Democrats have a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices by cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to big oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels.”
So now that fuel prices are breezing their way to 5 clams a gallon, what are the “commonsense” proposals Pelosi has squeezed out of the collective brain of the Democratic party?
- Put corn in their gas tank.
- Don’t drill for oil.
- Sue OPEC .
- Raise taxes on the oil companies.
- Don’t cut the gas tax.
- Deplete the strategic oil (700 million barrels) reserve…
- Mock the idea that the billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas from ANWR could make the slightest dent.
See, this is what you get when you let a San Francisco liberal define commonsense. Thank God we would never let them define marriage.