First it came out last week that Nancy Pelosi told House Democrats that they could abandon party lines and come out for drilling. She told them that it was OK if they needed to say they were for it in order to win their seats. That woman must have some real power because Democrats were jumping out of line right and left.
Barack Obama leaving for vacation stated that he was now open to drilling if it was part of a larger compromised bill. Even my own representative, Jason Altimire, was released from his puppet strings and immediately changed his position on drilling.
Last night on Larry King, Nancy Pelosi herself stated that she would be open to drilling if it was included in a comprehensive energy package. Has hell frozen over? Not quite. Read between the lines.
Nothing has changed. Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, and even Jason Altmire still don't want to help everyday Americans during the energy crisis. In their compromise, they conveniently have thrown in the "Windfall Tax" on those big, scary oil companies.
By including this tax on oil companies, they are pretty much ensuring that Republicans will vote against the bill. If Republicans, god help us, do compromise and vote for the bill, the included tax will ensure that oil companies don't jump into any additional oil drilling and will in fact most likely cut back on production.
So again, Americans lose. Nancy Pelosi will continue on her book tour, Barack Obama will run on the beaches of Hawaii and we will continue to pay Russia, Venezuela, and our enemies for oil.
Has your representative changed positions in the last two weeks? If you don't know.......it's time to get smart.