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post #1 of 12 Old 11-24-2006, 9:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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No January Vacation for Congress

It would seem that Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi will not be letting the House off for January, the traditional thing to do. Instead they have to actually "work".

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...entry_id=11168

I think this is more Politics than anything... like the article says, they can wait until the SOTU, or they can set the agenda themselves.

It's kind of creepy, like they might actually have a plan for something. Who knew?

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Re: No January Vacation for Congress

Well, that is some good news. Last year, wasn't Congress out for like 3 months. It would be nice to see Congress address why the **** gas prices are going up again. Or maybe apply some oversight to the contracts given out to various companies in Iraq.
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Well, that is some good news. Last year, wasn't Congress out for like 3 months. It would be nice to see Congress address why the **** gas prices are going up again. Or maybe apply some oversight to the contracts given out to various companies in Iraq.

You have a problem with gas prices go over to OPEC and address your issues there. OPEC stated earlier this yr there were going to attempt to put production to the level that would create 3 dollar a gallon gas at an average. Further more, if you have a problem with HIGH CALIFORNIA gas prices go to Sacremento and complain to them that you are tired of support thier socialist/democratic programs that aren't really being supported by the extra gas taxes being levied by the CA gov't.

If you really want to drive the gas prices, go to Venuezela and help overthrow CHAVEZ. Dump OPEC and toss the economy into a tizzy.

BUSH, has nothing to do with high gas prices. Most likely has to do with the democratic congress.
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Re: No January Vacation for Congress

Supply and demand drives gas prices. With China and India now consuming more than ever before demand is up. Supply is down due to OPEC and other reasons such as reduction in the rate of new oil reserve findings. Soon we will reach peak oil and you will really know what high prices are. You might even have to sell your gas guzzling American cars and buy more efficient versions like the rest of the world.

What gives us the right to demand cheap prices for oil. if i was an OPEC country, seeing that oil is running out, i would be reducing production to maximise the return on my asset. I am sure we would be if we owned all the oil.
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Do you honestly believe that oil production has slowed due to them (OPEC) not being able to find new sources?

We'll be buying oil from Russia soon, screw the Middle East.
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Re: No January Vacation for Congress

Before the recent elections gas prices plummeted from $3.35/gal to $2.39/gal in my area for no apparent reason. Except it may have had something to do with the Republicans being in trouble and the voting public associating the Republicans with big oil. Now that the elections are over gas prices have started to rise again and again for no apparent reason. People who actually buy the explainations of OPEC reducing production or refinement costs as reasons for gas costing as much as it does are deluded. The price is what the big oil cartels can get away with. Up to now, there has been no response from congress or the senate regarding the high prices and obscene oil profits. I just hope this new congress will take a hard look at the whole situation.

Oh, and some folks here really need to understand where a majority of the U.S. oil comes from. Those of you in Canada probably already know.
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I thought most of the gas rises were a result of a lack of refining capacity. not just the price of a barrel. IF you really think about it gas is pretty cheap for what you get out of it. Get ride of your gas guzzler and buy something that gets better milage.

It seems bikes have started to fall behind cars in the MPG domain. A new civic gets better milage thatn my bike. although my bike has more hp.

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Oh, and some folks here really need to understand where a majority of the U.S. oil comes from. Those of you in Canada probably already know.
They know that they are the #2 supplier of crude oil to the US after the Persian Gulf region?
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Before the recent elections gas prices plummeted from $3.35/gal to $2.39/gal in my area for no apparent reason. Except it may have had something to do with the Republicans being in trouble and the voting public associating the Republicans with big oil. Now that the elections are over gas prices have started to rise again and again for no apparent reason. People who actually buy the explainations of OPEC reducing production or refinement costs as reasons for gas costing as much as it does are deluded. The price is what the big oil cartels can get away with. Up to now, there has been no response from congress or the senate regarding the high prices and obscene oil profits. I just hope this new congress will take a hard look at the whole situation.

Oh, and some folks here really need to understand where a majority of the U.S. oil comes from. Those of you in Canada probably already know.
The democratic congress will provide no relief on this I assure you.
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They know that they are the #2 supplier of crude oil to the US after the Persian Gulf region?
Don't we get most of our oil from Venezuela? So that would make them #3.

Some of this hike may be due to the dems wanting an aggressive pullout of troops from over there. Thereby contributing to the instability of the region. Instability, hhahahahahaha.
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Don't we get most of our oil from Venezuela? So that would make them #3.
Nope. Canada is #1, if you go by individual countries, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuala, and Nigeria round out the top 5.

I consider the Middle East countries to be one entity when it comes to oil so they far surpass what we get from Canada.
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Nope. Canada is #1, if you go by individual countries, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuala, and Nigeria round out the top 5.

I consider the Middle East countries to be one entity when it comes to oil so they far surpass what we get from Canada.
Ding Ding Ding. Give that man a cigar. Canada is the #1 importer for oil to the U.S. The oil sands of Canada could actually provide the U.S and Canada with all they oil they need for many many years to come. We buy oil from those other countries for corporate and political reasons. Not because we have to.

And Mojave954. Unfortunately I agree with you. I don't expect a Democratically lead congress to do a damn thing to help the average American citizen. But I can wish can't I?
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