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Hop1LA
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:39:00 AM

Higher costs to extract the oil will mean prices have to be high enough to make drilling profitable.

Let's develop alternatives to fossil fuels and internal combustion engines.
itzagasgasgas1
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:38:52 AM

brownsbacker80 is correct.
niceguytx
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:38:32 AM

I am sure gas would be cheaper, but we may not be alive if the oil companies could just drill without concern for the envirionment or our water.
TKAP
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:38:23 AM

next
brownsbacker80
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:37:49 AM

America = GOOD
OPEC = BAD
kosciak
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:36:48 AM

ok
heysailor
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:36:47 AM

People who say drill-baby-drill need to have their heads drilled in order to behold the vast emptiness inside.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion. However, people do not have a right to their own facts.

[Edited by: heysailor at 3/19/2012 8:37:52 AM EST]
angel4me
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:36:36 AM

it isn't the only answer.........
SSchmidty
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:36:30 AM

More pig-oil friends can go away and join the rest of the greedy carpet-baggers from outside of the USA...THIS response by a politican is truly "STUPID is as stupid does"!!!
teegeesp
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:35:54 AM

What's our guarantee that all of that oil is going to be used here?
generok
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:35:42 AM

Well, no duh! Do you mean to tell me oil is not a renewable energy? For real!?!? Well, I thought dionsaurs were dying every day. Of course we'll eventually run out of oil, and we'll keep looking for alternatives. But, we need to get off the foreign oil and start drinking from our own wells.
36IHBinder
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:35:36 AM

I agree we need to look broad and wide for better solutions but drilling is part of it.
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:35:04 AM

Need to drill.
kyrunner
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:34:12 AM

Envirmentalists and socialists ARE the problem Mr. Krugman!
SUPPER
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:33:55 AM

Can't use the articalis
diegotoad
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:33:08 AM

Oops. Can't read the whole article.
2khawk
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:32:47 AM

Buying more oil from outside the country sure isn't going to make gas prices go down.
CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:32:03 AM

And what about the jobs?
Tiernan
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:31:59 AM

I sense a slight BEND in the article.
rnlunder
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:31:28 AM

Goatroper hit the nail on the head. For oil independence, we need to access every bit of oil we have in the US while we continue to research and develop alternative energy sources. Our dependency on oil will be in our future for a few more generations, but we cannot make it to the future if we let the price of gas and oil destroy our economy.
traumer
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:30:24 AM

The more we can drill here the less we need OPEC oil.
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:30:15 AM

Really?

What is Krugman smoking?

Has he not see the oil boom economy in West Texas? Central Texas? North Texas? Everywhere fracking is going on?

We thought drill, baby drill meant just lower oil prices. We were wrong. It meant thousands upon thousands to millions of jobs in the private sector. It is also helping with gas prices in spite of an administration that is doing everything it can to kill our economy.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:29:48 AM

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To be a modern Republican in good standing, you have to believe — or pretend to believe — the miracle cure for the economy includes more drilling for oil. More and more, Republicans are telling us that gasoline would be cheap and jobs plentiful if only we would stop protecting
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LOL, I guess the mods are asleep.
justme48
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:28:23 AM

Drilling may only help a little bit,but every little bit helps.
w4kh
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:28:19 AM

So sad that so many people are so ignorant that they actually believe that more drilling would lower pump prices... and the Republicans know supply won't help, but they pound the issue hoping people will believe.
DieselKat
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:28:09 AM

More BS from a tree hugging Socialist Liberal.
vegboy
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:26:06 AM

the environment is important. we wouldnt have to drill if we stopped the speculators and subsidies to oil companies.
StraKat
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:25:35 AM

Really?
ILVET
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:24:40 AM

Just remember its an election year, your told anything that you want to hear.
Goatroper
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:24:02 AM

Drilling is not the ONLY answer, but it IS a component of energy self sufficiency. We need renewables, better infrastructure, better economy from our vehicles....and above all a comprehensive plan encompassing it all. Barry's answer of "you need a better vechicle" is not 100% wrong, but it is pretty arrogant.
RamboOn66
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:23:57 AM

He's right. Drilling just postpones the inevitable. There won't be anymore to drill for.
jmg144
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:23:22 AM

So what are the best options?
FocusGuy
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:23:14 AM

Krugman? ya gotta be kidn
gilfarm
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:23:07 AM

Alot of hot air.
chvytruk
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:22:37 AM

Consider the source. Krugman is a Kenyan mouthpiece.
But the election looks like it's coming to whether you want a Mormon or a muslim in the WH.
At least Romney and his wife haven't expressed the disdain for America that Kenyan and his wife have.
ratboy1968
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:22:06 AM

ok
Ltdc
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:21:49 AM

There has to be a reasonable balance somewhere.
listerone
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:21:03 AM

Gee,*there's* a surprise....Comrade Krugman is siding with our Community Organizer-In-Chief and our Energgy Secretary (the guy who doesn't even own a car) ***again***.

[Edited by: listerone at 3/19/2012 8:22:30 AM EST]
PENNYPINCHR
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:21:02 AM

This guy belongs with our idiot in the White House.
Buck_on_Bass
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:20:03 AM

Subscriber content.
savannahoaks
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:19:13 AM

Supply and demand must mean nothing. Natural gas prices are low because of what? We have much more than we can use. Oil prices are high because the world wide demand for oil is still high and there is a threat to the the continued access to it. If we, or Canada could replace some of the existing sources, prices would be affected.
SE3.5
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:19:12 AM

Paul Krugman's views make Obama look like a conservative.
StephenOM
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:19:05 AM

Interested in hearing the other side of the story?

Intellectual Bankruptcy’, Dr. Krugman?
uppy25
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:18:31 AM

Bull..........
abuck
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:18:09 AM

We can't win either way
Edpap
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:17:49 AM

Don't waste your time reading the article. Consider the author.
Gman2011MI
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:17:18 AM

Mitt Romney will cause us some trouble if gets voted in office .MY opinion
Changes speches in ever state.....
11SilveradoMN
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:17:15 AM

More drilling and more refineries!
Tommy4Wheel
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:17:07 AM

Drill Baby Drill...So Oil Companies can Export Baby Export!!!
papou
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:16:46 AM

No export taxes Why ? National defense ?
BackwoodsPundit
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:16:38 AM

Krugman, the guy who used to say the economy was bad, but now that the numbers are worse, he says it is fine. what a hack.
GManCo
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2012 8:15:51 AM

Drilling may not be the only answer, but it surely would help.
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