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Cantwell takes aim at sky-high gas prices

Want oil? $1.1 trillion of it sits under 2000 acres of a frozen wasteland (ANWR).

Want union jobs? Same reserves could fund tens of thousands of union jobs.

Want tax revenue for public services? Tax revenue from oil services and production could fund thousands of teachers.

Want lower gas prics? ANWR oil would come to Washington State, thus increasing supply and driving down prices.

Want to hurt the speculators? Immediately announce a reversal of oil policy, and speculators will lose their money as everyone sells the options.

April 21, 2011 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cantwell takes aim at sky-high gas prices

What we've learned:
1. Senator Cantwell failed as Chair of the Senate Energy Subcommittee that oversaw off-shore drilling.
2. The Obama Administration prefers subsidizing with US taxpayer money off- shore drilling at 14,000 foot depth (nearly 3X the depth of BP's) as long as it is done in another country (Brasil).
3. Oil is natural to the ocean and is broken down by microbes.
4. The US economy suffers greatly when a government overreacts to an oil spill.
5. Political friends of Obama can make lots of money betting against the US when a disaster hits, as George Soros did.

April 21, 2011 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Murray to fight cuts to family planning

Murray wants to protect UNRESTRICTED PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION. That should be the title of the article.

April 10, 2011 at 3:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Washington View: Increased fees by state agencies are tax hikes in disguise

The culverts is a good example.
DFW doesn't know what it's doing with culverts. They add cost to timber land, in one real example, DFW mandated a 48" culvert upstream of a county road 18" culvert that wouldn't be changed. They claimed it was 'for the salmon' but neglect the fact that there is a impassable fish block between the two culverts, and that the stream has never had salmonoids and petters out a couple hundred yards upstream anyway.

DFW officials have taken a guideline and made it a rulebook because it is easier. They've left common sense out of the equation.

March 29, 2011 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gas prices guzzle more of local budgets

Want $6/gal gas? Vote for Progressives in 2012.

Want to have to put more gas in your tank for the same number of miles because ethanol is less efficient? Vote for Progressives.

Want to damage or destroy your vehicle and gas powered equipment as ethanol is KNOWN by the government to do? Vote for Progressives.

Want to further destroy your standard of living? Vote for Progressives.

Cant'do'Well, Gregoire, Murray, Obama ALL "necessarily want to greatly raise the price of energy".

Higher fuel prices was a foreseen event, and it is an intentional goal of Progressives.

OR, next time, you could vote for Conservatives and LOWER the COST of fuel, and food, and your standard of living.

March 17, 2011 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Zarelli bill seeks to reject collective bargaining pact

Welsh is out of his depth if he is 'puzzled' as to why some givebacks still won't solve the state's budget problem. Perhaps the Washington Federation of State Employees can find someone more capable who understands economic reality.

March 10, 2011 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In Our View: Don’t Break Promise

Good article!

March 1, 2011 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local lawmakers respond to vote on health care law repeal

200 Economists Ask Lawmakers to Repeal Obamacare
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By Fred Lucas

(CNSNews.com) – As the House prepares debate on the future of the $1 trillion health care overhaul enacted last year, 200 economists have asked members of Congress to repeal the act. “To promote job growth and help to restore the federal government to fiscal balance, we, the undersigned, feel that it would be beneficial to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” the economists said in a letter to Congress.
“Too many Americans remain unemployed and the United States faces a daunting budgetary outlook. We believe the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a threat to U.S. businesses and will place a crushing debt burden on future generations of Americans,” they wrote.
The letter includes the signatures of Douglas Holtz-Eakin and June O’Neil, both former directors of the Congressional Budget Office; Arthur Laffer, the first chief economist for the Office of Management and Budget, Brian Wesbury, former chief economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress; and William Niskanan, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and chairman emeritus of the libertarian CATO Institute.

January 20, 2011 at 12:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Washington View: We’re not ready to absorb electric cars’ shock to the grid

Read http://www.theengineer.co.uk/blog/let... on the effects of snow and cold on electric vehicles.

"According to Nissan’s simulations for the Leaf, ideal conditions can give a range of 138 miles, while driving at 14°F (-10°C) through stop-start traffic with the heating on reduces the range to 62 miles. Although the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) lists the Leaf’s real world range at 73 miles, the proportional drop in Nissan’s own simulations suggests a range drop of over 50 per cent with the heating on. And similar figures have been quoted for other makes of car.

What happens if your all electric car dies on the Interstate from a lack of power? How can you get a charge? Can the AAA even help you?

December 8, 2010 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Unions limit state's budget-cutting options

DECERTIFY the public employee unions!

December 3, 2010 at 10:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )