Published June 18, 2008
Well it seems like House Democrats have found a president they can believe in.
Not Barack Obama, who wants the job.
And certainly not George Bush, who has the job.
But Hugo Chavez, who as far as I know, doesn't qualify for the job.
But Chavez qualifies for something else. Something Democrats have increasingly been demanding in the United Sates. Something Chavez has been doing in Venezuela.
Nationalizing the oil companies.
Specifically, some House Democrats want to nationalize oil refineries. This way the government could better control the flow of the oil supply.
Marvelous. So they're opposed to more drilling.
But not opposed to more government.
Shocking. Please cue a FOX News Alert.
And given the government's impeccable record taking over so many aspects of our lives, why shouldn't it just take over our oil refineries.
That government lockbox has done wonders to shore up social security.
Trillions spent on the war on poverty, and still a lot of poverty.
And who better to lecture an industry on properly spending money than a government that can't keep track of its own?
Given their scrupulous attention to financial detail and cost controls, who better to police gas gouging than the very folks who perfected tax gouging?
So that's their response. Let the government handle it.
That's like me guarding a bake shop to make sure someone doesn't steal the cannolis. News flash! Not wise.
Just like this isn't wise. Because be careful what you wish for, Congress.
When you own the refineries, you own them — lock, stock, and eye-popping barrel.
Because when you own the refineries, you're responsible for the refining.
And the costs of that refining, and maintaining, and distributing, and supplying, and trading.
But I guess if Hgo Cavez can do it, why shouldn't you?
Never mind he's just a petty dictator.
You're just petty politicians, who'd sooner sign onto the wisdom of a tyrant in another country, than the demands of ticked off voters in your own.
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