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Hey, Bush & McCain: Why The Thrill of the Drill?

(Cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama and MyDD)

Recently, there’s been plenty of talk by Republicans like George Bush and John McCain about lifting the federal ban on offshore oil drilling. They claim that because gas prices have become so high, it’s time for us American to stop being worrywarts and embrace the thrill of the drill. They claim that a good way to start bringing down gas prices is by drilling for more oil domestically.

But hold on, just how wise is the Bush-McCain plan to open up our coast to more drilling? Follow me after the flip for more…

So how much of an effect will offshore oil drilling have on increasing supply? And how much of an effect will it have on making our nation more energy independent? Let’s see…

Actually, all this coastal drilling won’t do much to affect anything. You think I’m kidding? No, it really won’t.

First off, we’re running out of oilFAST! There’s only a finite amount of oil on this planet. And pretty soon, there simply won’t be much left. Don’t believe me? Do the research yourself.