Enemies of the State

There’s one simple way they can help turn the economy around and they won’t do it. In fact, the Democrats are costing the US economy trillions of dollars according to a new study.

Restrictions on oil and gas drilling will cost the U.S. economy $2.36 trillion through 2029, according to a study requested by state utility regulators and paid for in part by industry-sponsored groups.

Drilling restrictions in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and off the U.S. coastline are blocking access to about nine years’ worth of U.S. oil and gas consumption, according to the report. Among sponsors are the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and the industry-funded Gas Technology Institute, of Des Plaines, Illinois.

Former President George W. Bush and Congress ended bans in 2008 on drilling along the U.S. coastline. The Interior Department hasn’t acted to open the newly available areas, including offshore Alaska and on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Congress has kept the Arctic refuge off limits.

Just think what they already cost us. They could have been pumping oil almost 40 years ago when we had the first energy crisis.

The Democrats have been blocking the US from pumping its own oil (or refining it, no new refineries are being built and they’re needed). They’ve tried to shut down coal in this country and blocked natural gas production. They are against America’s energy independence while at the same time calling for it.

It’s clear that they’re not serious. When it comes to the election this year only vote for those politicians who are for drilling. Don’t base it on what they say now, base it on their track record.

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