- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The Obama administration is using the same political tactic with oil drilling it used with the stimulus funding (“Obama to inflict pain at the pump,” Opinion, Wednesday). The bulk of the stimulus money will be issued in 2012-13 to coincide with the election, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is delaying drilling until 2012 for the same reason.

This will also placate the environmental fanatics, whose plan is to garner favorable treatment at the polls. Meanwhile the unemployed remain on the dole and gas prices spike. No doubt congressional Democrats will continue trying to extend unemployment benefits to hold people at bay. They don’t want the unemployed storming the palace gates. The gas and oil in the United States belong to the American people, not Obama, Mr. Salazar or the Democratic National Committee.


Alexandria, Va.

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