The Business Journal of the Tri-Cities, in the most current issue, printed an opinion from Rep. Phil Roe, that should be an embarrassing for the publication.
Roe makes an amateurish attempt at demagoguery. He is going to do something about high gas prices at the pump. He is tired of hard working Tennesseans having to pay so much for gasoline. He and other members of House Energy Action Team(HEAT) are trying to cut the red tape and get the oil pumping out of the Gulf of Mexico. Somehow, I can’t find much on “HEAT”. Among his solutions, he wants to give “Big Oil” more tax breaks. They will pass along the savings, which means lower pump prices. It’s called trickle-down. Sure, they will !
If we will just listen to “HEAT” , we will be on the road to energy independence. We can overpower the regulators and “tree-huggers” in short order. After all, it’s the bureaucrats that are making us pay through the nose for gasoline.
It is depressing to imagine that someone, somewhere might believe this garbage.
Apparently, no one has cornered Roe and told him we have 3% of the proven oil reserves and we use 25% of the world’s production.
Roe is just another lost ball in high weeds up there.