Finally- Democrats Offer Solution to High Gas Prices– Take the Bus!

Finally, Democrats offer a solution to high gas prices…

…Take the bus!

Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave her weekly press conference where she famously attacked Rebpublicans saying:

“Drilling is a hoax! It’s an absolute hoax!”

In case you missed the video, here it is:
(16 seconds)

Over the past 30 years:

Democrats have blocked the development of new sources of petroleum.
Democrats have blocked drilling in ANWR.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the coast of Florida.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the east coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off of the west coast.
Democrats have blocked drilling off the Alaskan coast.
Democrats have blocked building oil refineries.
Democrats have blocked clean nuclear energy production.
Democrats have blocked clean coal production.

Over the past 30 years Democrats have effectively created “No Zones” for US energy exploration and development.
Yet, Speaker Pelosi has the nerve to say that “Drilling is a hoax!”

So what is the Democratic solution?
According to Speaker Pelosi yesterday, it’s mass transit.
That’s right!… Democrats want you all to take the Pelosi bus to work today.
Here’s a major plank of the Democratic energy plan:

Reducing Transit Fares (H.R. 6052)
Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act

On June 26, the House passed the Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act, H.R. 6052. The bill gives grants to mass transit authorities to reduce public transit fares giving consumers a cost-effective alternative to $4 per gallon gasoline. The bill’s $1.7 billion in mass transit grants for the next two years could also be used to expand transit services and for the escalating operating costs of public transportation and would be available to both rural and urban areas.

The bill also:

** Requires that all Federal agencies offer their employees transit pass transportation fringe benefits. Right now, federal agencies within the National Capital Region have successful transit pass benefits programs.
** Increases the Federal cost-share of grants for construction of additional parking facilities at the end of subway lines from 80 to 100 percent to cover an increase in the number of people taking mass transit.
** Creates a pilot program for vanpool demonstration projects in urban and rural areas.
** Increases federal help for local governments to purchase alternative fuel buses, locomotives and ferries from 90 to 100 percent.

That’s right!…
Democrats thought long and hard about the current gas crisis and decided that the best thing to do… was for you to take the bus.
Amazing!

This is the same politician that needs a military plane nearly the size of Air Force One for her travel to and from Washington, D.C. and California.

More… Mass transit is for the little people.

UPDATE: Bush urged Democrats to allow oil drilling in offshore waters and in the Alaskan wildlife refuge as oil rose to a new record high above $147 a barrel.

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