Sunday, July 27, 2008

Economic Politics

Stimulus packages and checks, housing bills, bailouts for Fannie and Freddie Mac?

Doesn't anyone remember this....

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
-President Ronald Reagan

I was at a very well attended economic forum put on by the Staunton and Augusta County Republican committees on Tuesday, July 22 and the consensus from all the speakers was the same...government should get out of the way.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Energy Independence for Virginia

The Commonwealth may very well be the best case study for the debate over energy independence in the United States.

The Wall Street Journal <> has a wonderful article on the uranium mine we having sitting down in Pittsylvania County. There's also the deposits of natural gas and oil sitting off our eastern coast.

Now you would think that with all these resources at a disposal Virginia would be sitting pretty...well you'd be wrong. The problem is none of it is at our disposal. Because of liberal enviro-paranoia the uranium can't be mined, the oil can't be drilled, and natural gas can't be drained.

$5 a Gallon Gasoline provides cash for the treasuries of the Saudis, Kuwaitis, Iranians, Venezuelans, and Russians while we sit on the means to control our own destiny....right here in the Commonwealth.

I don't know about you but I think it may be time Virginia empowers our energy companies to do what our Federal government won't allow them to do.