Leahy: Cut aid to Egypt if Mubarak stays

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Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday he is prepared to cut off aid to Egypt unless embattled Egyptian PresidentHosni Mubaraksteps down.

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Scott05201 wrote:
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You are right, we do have the oil here to handle our needs. But the answer is not more oil, ours or theirs. Because you know as well I do that all that oil we have here will not all be used here, some will, but not all of it. It would be put on the open market where they would make the most money. So saying that taping into the oil here will get us off foreign oil is just a little misleading. The only way to get off foreign oil is to get off all together or at least as much as we can.
Yep the traitor politicans have sold America out while they got their pockets filled.

And they wonder why they are getting voted out.
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Mubarak Will Close Suez wrote:
Mubarek: Close the Suez Canal if US aid is cut! Hey Leahy, are you fools ready for $15 a gallon gasoline?
Who cares? Soon we will all be driving electric cars!

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Feb 7, 2011
 
No matter what any of you who love the oil and would hate to see it go say will ever convince me that more oil is the answer. Will we ever be 100% free of oil, I doubt it. But we can and must drastically cut our use of oil.

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So What wrote:
<quoted text> Who cares? Soon we will all be driving electric cars!
But what do we use to power the electricity to juice these electric cars?

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jgadsden wrote:
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Would that be.... a "Gadsden" flag? The FIRST American Flag?

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Anthony wrote:
<quoted text>But what do we use to power the electricity to juice these electric cars?
WHAT??? Don't you know all electricity just comes from the wall inside your house?
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Jeff Phillips wrote:
By law, all the oil from the North Slope of Alaska must be sold in the US. For a short time it was sold to Japan, but that was stopped. All the oil from Alaska that goes through the Alaska Pipeline must stay here in the USA.
But then the rocket scientists in Washington decided to place an "excess profits tax" on DOMESTIC oil production. So naturally the evil oil companies went overseas to buy the oil.
An excess profits tax? Explain a little more Jeff please! Our government taxes the American oil companies because they make TOO much money? What ever happened to capitalism and free enterprise? I'm just a little guy but it sounds like the same type of thing that the Democrats are trying to push through Congress - ie: the rich should pay more tax just because they have more money. No matter how you look at it, it's double taxing. We fought a war to free ourselves from England over a tea tax, now we're taxing excess profits? Who decides what is excess?
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Jeff Phillips wrote:
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Would that be.... a "Gadsden" flag? The FIRST American Flag?
shh...its just a joke for those who actually know US history...
in other words, the right...
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Borrowing money from China to give it to Egypt makes NO sence whatsoever.

Time the feds learn it'a not their money, it's not our money, it's China's money. But the American taxpayer will be held responsible to pay it back.

Let Egypt go to China and borrow their own money, that way Egypt will be responsible to pay it back to China.

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So What wrote:
<quoted text> Who cares? Soon we will all be driving electric cars!
Where will we get the electric from? Atomic plants?, Oil Plants?, Coal Plants?,

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Mubarak Will Close Suez wrote:
Mubarek: Close the Suez Canal if US aid is cut! Hey Leahy, are you fools ready for $15 a gallon gasoline?
I would say yes yes yes. Think of it this way a Ultra/Liberal/Democrat has a lot to gain from $15 a gallon. First people would drive less which will be good for the enviroment. Second need to have more Goverment programs to help people. This would also give them good election sound bites. For example "We feel your pain" Need Dem's to keep welfare goiing "Evil Bush oil companys" Need Dem's to tax oil co's

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Jeff Phillips wrote:
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WHAT??? Don't you know all electricity just comes from the wall inside your house?
Oh....so now it's the wind/solar/biofuel solution. Not cost effective, not happening anytime soon.

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