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June 19, 2008

Maurice Hinchey Calls for Nationalization of Oil Refineries

Why is it that Democrats deliberately exacerbate high gas prices by doing everything they can to prevent drilling in the USA, so that we are at the mercy of enemies for the fuel we need to keep the economy running? It's possible some really are nutty enough to think it will oppress the caribou if we drill in the ANWR, or inconvenience fish if we drill off the coast. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), one of the most vociferous opponents of off-shore drilling, offered a clue as to the motivation of the rest of them during an off-camera briefing:

We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), has already threatened to nationalize the entire industry.

We don't need to drill for oil. We can just nationalize it. Then the price will be whatever bureaucrats say it is.

Fellow socialist thug Hugo Chavez has taken the same approach. This is how he managed to created food shortages in oil-rich Venezuela despite record high oil prices.

We haven't built a new refinery in this country in over 30 years, thanks to government interference. If the goal is to impose socialism by providing an excuse to nationalize a key sector of the economy, this interference almost makes sense.

No doubt after the same folks who control our dysfunctional public schools have taken over the energy industry, prices will be brought under control. I wouldn't be surprised to see gasoline at $1/gallon again. Unfortunately it will have to be rationed so heavily that you'll need government connections to get any. Prepare to be told that having to walk to work is necessary to save the polar bears.

As socialism teaches us time after time, wealth cannot be created by bumbling autocrats, but only destroyed.

Maurice Hinchey, Hugo Chavez wannabe.

On a tip from Gene Lalor.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 19, 2008 7:57 AM


I just listened to Hinchey's spiel...of course, he said that "The People" should control the petroleum industry, but "people" is simply Marxese for "Democrat Party".

Posted by: Toa at June 19, 2008 8:20 AM

Once they control oil, they'll have us under their thumb. They can simply begin "emergency rationing" and never stop. Anyone who speaks out against the government will have their supply cut, until they apologize. And after they've nationalized oil, they'll nationalize the food industry for their prices being to high. And then mabye the clothes industry, and the shoe industry, and the furniture industry, etc. etc. No doubt they'll have to set up a "Ministry of plenty" to handle the logistics of the program.

Posted by: conservativeteen at June 19, 2008 8:25 AM

Time for getting some more ammo!

Posted by: Stephana at June 19, 2008 8:31 AM

Just adding to the western hemispheres decent into the toilet:

Canadian court overturns father's grounding of 12-year-old:

Posted by: furballz at June 19, 2008 8:52 AM

Well, democrats may not be digging for oil, but at least they're still digging in their rhetorical hole in the ground.

Posted by: Snoop Diggity-DANG-Dawg at June 19, 2008 8:54 AM

More government control? The same people who raked FEMA over the coals for Katrina and the VA over veterans' care at Walter Reed want the government controlling our oil supply? The government has already messed things up with draconian laws regarding refineries, drilling, and so on. Now they want the whole kit and caboodle?

Anyone thinking of resurrecting the wagon and buggy trade? There's a fortune to be made, because at this rate we're going to need them.

Posted by: Pam at June 19, 2008 9:14 AM

Maurice Hinchey is a New York Demonrat from a congressional district populated by Demonrat idiots and Woodstock retreads.

That being said, if Uncle Sam wants to pay me one million dollars per share of my oil company stock, then I'm all for nationalization.

Posted by: Scobie at June 19, 2008 9:46 AM

The irony of the complaints about VA hospitals is that they come from the same dolts who want to nationalize health care. Yes, the VA hospitals are inferior. They are the perfect, real-life example of what we will end up with if we let the government run health care!

Posted by: ent at June 19, 2008 9:48 AM

If there is a shred of doubt that the Dem-lib's are socialists, this removes it. Hugo Chavez couldn't have said it more clearly than Rep. Hinchey.

If the Republicans can't use this, the Pooh Bear foreign policy statements and all the other gems they've been handed they deserve to lose...and America will lose along with them.

And Scobie...aside from owing idiots and retarded people an apology (they have an excuse, Democrats don't), it's troubling to know that you'd sell out for the right price. A million per share won't mean much when Communist-style socialism takes over the U.S. Think about how "valuable" rubles were. A million would maybe get you a loaf of bread...if there was any.

Posted by: matt at June 19, 2008 10:29 AM

Tao -
Someone should tell the Marxist bastard that "The People" DO own the oil companies. At least all the people who want to buy the stocks.

Posted by: Jimbo at June 19, 2008 10:43 AM

Hinchey has a 530i BMW paid for by the taxpayers. He's all for the masses as long as you recognize he's not one of them. He just wants to make sure the taxpayers can provide gas for his taxpayer provided car.

Posted by: claw at June 19, 2008 11:21 AM

Sorry Matt - you need to read a little more carefully - Demonrats who vote Hinchey into office every two years are idiots and to idiots everywhere, I apologize for linking you to a demonrat. You deserve better. However, a Woodstock RETREAD are those 60 year olds who never outgrew the socialist, flower power, carefree, fight the establishment, days of Woodstock.

Oh, and the stock selling hyperbole was my way of saying that nationalizing the oil companies has about as much chance of happening as does the million dollars a share asking price being paid for by the government.

Not going to happen.

Posted by: Scobie at June 19, 2008 12:35 PM

I stand corrected, and am now on my way to Walgreen's for a new pair of reading glassed.

I believe this makes me an honorary idiot (but NOT a Demonrat).

Posted by: matt at June 19, 2008 4:30 PM

The irony here is that Ronald Reagan's deregulation of domestic crude oil prices kinda caused the open road for gas prices. I hate to admit it. I don't care one way or another if we drill but the facts are it won't help us much, especially now, today. Even if it didn't take years (literally) to start the pumping process, oil experts have said there is only 2yrs worth of oil at best there, considering what the USA uses yearly.

Posted by: Stephen at June 22, 2008 2:33 AM