FACTS #46 – Energy Policy: You can’t have it both ways

We can agree…

  1. You either produce American oil or you pay more for foreign oil.  If you want cheaper oil, you need to find in in America.  You can’t have it both ways.
  2. We ALL want cheaper renewable energy sources but right now the world turns on oil, coal, and nuclear.  Choose your poison, shut the fuck up, and work with the FFACTS towards a better solution.
  3. This may come as a surprise to some of you but oil companies DO NOT keep buying the patent rights to carburetors that could make cars go 100 miles to the gallon. Nope, the physics of the internal combustion engine make it highly unlikely that the energy from one gallon of gas could propel 4000 lbs. of metal 100 miles.  Great in theory.  Stupid in reality.
  4. Are the oil companies the reason that electric cars are so expensive?  Nope.
  5. Renewable energy seems to be in a conundrum as well.  Why doesn’t everyone have wind mills in their yard and solar panels on their roof?  Have the oil companies purchased the patent rights to prevent these resources from becoming affordable?  Nope.
  6. There is a segment of the American population that seems to be delusional about the realities of energy.  They just can’t fathom that the world runs on oil because that’s just not supposed to be the case.
  7. News flash:  Oil companies have no control over our dependency on oil, just we do.  And we want our American oil to stay in the ground where it belongs.  We the American people create our own dependency… on FOREIGN oil.
  8. Oil is a commodity that we ALL need so it should be sensibly government regulated.
    1. That government regulation should dictate that no less than three Private Sector American oil companies are permitted to drill for oil in America.
    2. Then those American companies must COMPETE in the marketplace to earn the right to sell the oil back to the American people.
    3. The competition between those Private Sector companies will insure that the price of American oil to its citizens is competitive.
  9. We only buy foreign oil because of the Dependency Parties insistence that we do so.
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