OT - Gas to hit 4.00

Andy Bradford amb-plug at bradfords.org
Mon Jun 16 21:05:03 MDT 2008

Thus said "Doran L. Barton" on Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:37:33 MDT:

> Congress  (and the  president)  has settled  on  inaction with  regard
> to  energy policy,  immigration  policy,  and, surprisingly,  national
> security policy.

If by  inaction you mean that  they aren't letting the  free market (aka
the invisible  hand) develop  new energy  solutions by  eliminating laws
that prohibit companies from providing what consumers need, then I would

> Part of the reason is that the special interest lobbies have become so
> powerful in  their influence.  But that shouldn't  matter if  we elect
> people who don't care about getting re-elected or getting favors, only
> getting the job done right.

But isn't this the natural  tendency of Democracy; elected officials who
serve their  own interests  in shorter  amounts of  time? Just  like the
natural progression of Socialism is economic ruin.

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