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Romney Wins If He Announces Total Energy Independence Initiative
Reuters.com ^ | 14 September 2012 | Robert Cefail

Posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:30 PM PDT by bossbobcef

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Thursday that if elected, he will ensure North American energy independence by 2020 by pursuing a sharp increase in production of oil and natural gas on federal lands and off the U.S. East Coast.

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With the Middle East on fire Romney has an obvious solution that can also handle our and economy as well as jobs. Romney needs to make total energy independence creating both economic and foreign security a reality. We should have a national federally supported program to unleash our natural gas, shale oil, nuclear power and offshore oil resources. This will result in millions upon millions of new jobs, energy royalties, and a higher tax base. Total energy independence is the answer so many issue and can turn the election.
1 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:33 PM PDT by bossbobcef
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To: bossbobcef

Sounds like a plan. I’m down for it.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: bossbobcef

And you’ll save a fortune by cutting off foreign aid to every country who doesn’t support American. Leave them to take care of themselves. Savages.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 7:52:33 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: bossbobcef

I thought the same as soon as the middle east embassy attacks started. This initiative would resonate even with dumbed-down Americans.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 7:53:09 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: bossbobcef

Exactly, US Energy Independence is a national security issue. Romney should follow this up by announcing he will authorize the building of the Keystone pipeline on his first day in office.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 7:54:18 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: bossbobcef

I can sum up my thoughts on that in two words, duh!


6 posted on 09/14/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by kempster
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To: bossbobcef

Drill here, drill NOW!!!


7 posted on 09/14/2012 7:58:00 PM PDT by diamond6 (http://catholicknight.blogspot.com/p/catholic-prophecy.html)
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To: MNJohnnie
Romney should follow this up by announcing he will authorize the building of the Keystone pipeline on his first day in office.

Couldn't agree more...

8 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bossbobcef

................U.S. economic vulnerability to volatile oil markets stems from the volume of oil we consume, not the volume we import,” said Levi, an energy and climate fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “If you don’t change the volume of oil we consume, you’ve missed most of the problem.”........................

Hey A-HOLE! If the US gets off the world market grid, and lets the rest of the world duke out the price it’s willing to pay - without participation by the biggest world consumer, the US - then what do you you think will happen to prices given maybe 60% of current demand??

And if we don’t like the world market price, we’ll just speed up the pumps, and allow North American producers/refiners to participate in a closed market - just for us!

(However, that being said, I’ve always thought that the country that has the last barrels of oil, could rule the future of the earth, even though all the countries that pumped their oil for us are very rich, but have already tapped out their future.)


9 posted on 09/14/2012 8:13:46 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: bossbobcef

That’s great and all, but the numbers don’t add up, especially by 2020. That’s only seven years away. Can we reduce foreign energy dependence? Absolutely. But we will not be totally independent in our lifetimes, now matter whose policy we follow. Sorry for the cold water, but I’m realistic to a fault.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 8:18:38 PM PDT by balch3
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To: bossbobcef

And do not leave out coal. In fact, boot the EPA, cut them down to size, eliminate their law making power, so all forms of energy can make us economically secure and give us national security.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 8:20:59 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bossbobcef

Couldn’t agree more! I’ve been saying for months that if the R candidate would promise to lay out a Kennedy-Man-on-the-Moon national plan for energy independence, he or she would win in a landslide. (I was hoping it would be Gov. Palin who put such a plan forward).

Romney can not lose by doing this. He knows its the right thing for the country, people are getting hammered at the gas pumps, the mideast is on fire, and Obama will never do it because he likes having people poor and subservient to the gummint.

Biggest no brainer ever!


12 posted on 09/14/2012 8:21:51 PM PDT by bigbob
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I heard today (with surprise) that we produce 40% of our own oil. Is that true??


13 posted on 09/14/2012 8:22:32 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bossbobcef.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 8:24:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bossbobcef

Not only is it a plan, it’s a great plan whose benefits will ripple, not trickle, throughout our society and at the same time do a number on our enemies.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 8:26:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: bossbobcef
You don't have to donate money to make a difference.

If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

17 posted on 09/14/2012 8:28:20 PM PDT by Ziva (Check out the great art blog at http://blog.RetroCollage.com/)
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To: Ziva
You don't have to donate money to make a difference.

If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

bump!!

18 posted on 09/14/2012 8:29:55 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: balch3
But we will not be totally independent in our lifetimes...

Will you settle for 75% independent by 2020? However, IMO I think it can be accomplished if done on a crash basis and with sufficient incentives.

19 posted on 09/14/2012 8:30:07 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: moovova

This could/should be Romney’s equivalent to the Kennedy pledge for US to go to the moon.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: gidget7
And do not leave out coal.

As I'm sure you know, Romney doesn't leave out coal. He's for "all of the above," as am I.

21 posted on 09/14/2012 8:35:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: bossbobcef

Paging Newt and Sarah. Please pick up the RED phone. Romney needs your advice and expertise.

Drill on federal lands. Use the royalties from the production to pay off the federal debt.

Have a lease auction to the highest bidders on January 21st, 2013.

Let’s Get the Independent Energy Party STARTED!!!!!


22 posted on 09/14/2012 8:37:52 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: GBT1945
...we could do it by 2016 and gas would be selling for 1.25 a gallon, unemployement would be at 4%...

That would be true if enough people were still willing to work by that time.

23 posted on 09/14/2012 8:38:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: balch3

It depends on what you mean by “independent”.

If you limit it to the America’s it should be easily doable.

The vast majority of our oil comes from the US, Canada, Mexico and south America. If I remember correctly that accounts for at least 80% of our total use.

I don’t have a problem buying from Canada or Mexico. I don’t believe Brazil is a problem either.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 8:40:23 PM PDT by DB
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To: bossbobcef
The entire North America has hundreds of years of oil, natural gas, and coal. And during these years I am sure that tremendous strides for alternate energy would be discovered that would be both practical and efficient.It would not take too many years to harness this source to be totally independent from far east oil sources.
25 posted on 09/14/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: balch3

.............That’s great and all, but the numbers don’t add up, especially by 2020..........................

But, realize that the energy companies have already done their seismic testing on thousands of “off bound” areas.

Like ANWR. The oil companies know exactly where the oil is, good estimates as to how much; know where to site their rigs; know how much pipeline to procure to tie into the existing Alaskan pipeline. A shovel-ready project if the government and tree huggers would get out of the way.

Or Canadian oil sands: two to three times the carbon content of just about all oil ever consumed in North America. Just get the infrastructure in place, the pipelines to refineries, and we’re good to go.

Or the Gulf of Mexico. BP capped a huge basin after it breached and caused catastrophic damage because the ground pressure was so great. Punch into that basin, safely, and there’s mucho oil.

Or off the California coast. The greenies closed further development decades ago in reaction to a leakage (not a spill). Open those areas to modern technology and millions of barrels are awaiting us.

All it takes is an understanding that we, and the world, don’t have to bow to the rag-heads for our energy future, and watch the price drop! Just like domestic natural gas.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 8:42:03 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: DB
I don’t have a problem buying from Canada or Mexico. I don’t believe Brazil is a problem either.

Yes, a lot better buying from them than from the Mideast, with the possible exception of Mexico. But I'd rather see us independent of all foreign oil.

27 posted on 09/14/2012 8:43:21 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: bossbobcef

I WANT ENERGY INDEPENDENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/14/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: MNJohnnie
Exactly, US Energy Independence is a national security issue. Romney should follow this up by announcing he will authorize the building of the Keystone pipeline on his first day in office.

It is dual-pronged in its benefits: National Security and Prosperity both go up with ready access to affordable energy.

29 posted on 09/15/2012 4:36:34 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: bossbobcef
Plan A - Part 1: Drill, Baby, Drill!!!

Plan A - Part 2: Stop selling them cars, air conditioners and any other western invention since we're soooo evil.

Let em fry in the sun and try to fly on a camel! Let em figure out how to cure their cancer with sand and salt water......f--k 'em!

30 posted on 09/15/2012 4:47:38 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: All

because of the way oil and gas is sold (international market) I’m not sure we will ever be able to be “energy independent”. I think we can and should exploit every source of energy (gas, oil, coal) which would make us less vulnerable to the wack-jobs in the middle east. We need to drill, dig and mine and flood the world markets with the commodities which should bring the prices down which would give us more money to spend here.
His plan does include increasing supply and exploration which will take a few years to implement but once the tax revenue starts flowing, it would be difficult for any future democrat president to cut it off.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 5:00:29 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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