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    House Approves Oil Exports Despite Veto Threat

    I've emailed both Senators today asking them to not support the repeal this law.
    I'm interested in why this topic isn't being discussed.

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    Better bring us up to date.
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    It isn't being discussed here, because no one has started a discussion - yet.

    Ummmm, what law?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mat View Post
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    I've emailed both Senators today asking them to not support the repeal this law.
    I'm interested in why this topic isn't being discussed.
    Remember, Mat,........there are an awful lot of good people in this Country, some of whom are down right pretty smart, who want the world to buy our oil and not Russian Oil. They feel as though it's awfully important that we inflict a maximum amount of pain on the Russian economy at this time......mac

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    Remember, Mat,........there are an awful lot of good people in this Country, some of whom are down right pretty smart,
    I think there is room for disagreement on this issue.
    At this point, I can see both sides of the argument, but will say that I haven't really done my homework.
    I would like to know what he has to say about it.

    All that said, Mat, be sure you wear some pretty thick skin around here,
    and welcome to Central Texas Talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mestral View Post
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    I think there is room for disagreement on this issue.
    At this point, I can see both sides of the argument, but will say that I haven't really done my homework.
    I would like to know what he has to say about it.

    All that said, Mat, be sure you wear some pretty thick skin around here,
    and welcome to Central Texas Talk.
    That's very true, Mestral, plenty of room for disagreement. Personally, I would rather keep our oil in the ground and untapped and use the rest of the world's oil while we can...but at the same time I can also understand those who want to see us undermine the Russians in their efforts.....mac

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    Being able to sell our oil means jobs for us. Obama will be against this in order to please the environmentalists because they think that we should drive tiny solar powered cars or take public transportation while they fly around in private jets.

    The law was from the 70's when there was an oil shortage.



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    What I haven't seen is how much oil we might sell, how many jobs it might create.
    What, if any, infrastructure we might need to build to harvest the oil, move it and send it elsewhere?
    Will there be safeguards built in, for the terrorists this endeavor will attract?
    Will the oil be transported on ships under American Command and Control?
    Under American Flag?

    If "mat" can answer these questions, it would be enlightening.
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    Shouldn't those be business decisions and not government decisions?

    Right now, we are beholden to mid-east interests when it comes to oil and that is not working out to our advantage, especially since Russia is seizing control of so much of it. You know, what the libs accused us of doing when we were fighting terrorism in the area.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
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    Shouldn't those be business decisions and not government decisions?
    True, but there should be baseline expectations dealt with before changing any law.
    If we sell a lot of oil, and it nets us almost no US jobs, we may be better off keeping the stuff in the ground for a while.
    As long as it is in the ground, each deposit may be a private asset, but the sum total is a strategic asset.

    Right now, we are beholden to mid-east interests when it comes to oil and that is not working out to our advantage,
    especially since Russia is seizing control of so much of it.
    I see Europe and the rest of the world as beholden to mid-east
    interests, but I think we have now developed our own resources enough that if the mid-east were to suddenly stop the flow of
    their oil, I think it would be no more than an inconvenience to us.

    You know, what the libs accused us of doing when we were fighting terrorism in the area.
    Yeah, but those are lib answers. I expect real thought, and a little wisdom, when it comes to conservatives.
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