October 16, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Vote pro-energy independence

 

Hmmm, let’s see. At President Barack Obama’s January 2009 inauguration, the average price of gasoline was $1.89 per gallon. Now, it’s approximately $4. Prices of everything have escalated due to doubled transportation expenses. Grocery prices are skyrocketing. No wonder financially strapped Americans are flocking to food stamps. Can we spell “I-N-F-L-A-T-I-0-N”?

Solution: Reopen the oil wells that Obama closed. Increase offshore drilling. Reopen our closed oil refineries and build new ones. Build the Keystone Pipeline. Release the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge from the government’s clutches. Get the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency off the back of the thriving oil fracking industry. All of the above would create thousands of “shovel-ready jobs.”

Someone’s in the back pocket of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, making us veritable slaves of the Middle East while destroying our economy.

Additionally, shut down those dastardly, ineffective wind farms that are uglifying America’s beautiful landscape and mutilating hundreds of our priceless bald eagles (where are the EPA and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on that? I thought they cared about all beings non-human!).

Vote for the pro-energy independence presidential candidate!

Sharon Gurley

Spokane


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