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House passes bill to sue OPEC over oil prices

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  1. tama

    tama Mastermind Established Member

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    About ****ing time.
     
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  4. Pure03Venom

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    That seems pretty useless. How can they force OPEC to abide by our antitrust laws?

    Not to mention, the fact that OPEC will just cut production to say "funk you" and raise them even more.

    Maybe instead of useless stuff like this, congress should repeal some of the "green" rules and regs around building refineries since that is the main bottle neck for us...not opec.
     
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    senate still has to ratify....read the last 2 lines
     
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    Uh, what? We're suing countries we don't live in because they aren't giving us enough of what we want?

    Unless I see a more comprehensive explanation, I deem this stupid.

    We have plenty of oil in this country, we just aren't doing enough to harness/refine/get it to the public. Why not just play nice with Canada? Invest in drawing crude from tar sands. Increase refining capacity for domestically sourced crude. Drill ANWR.
     
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    I am glad that Bush can't veto it, but I hope this doesn't back fire. I don't want to pay 18 dollars for a gallon of milk.
     
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    finally!!
     
  10. Pure03Venom

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    Why can't bush veto it?

    Also, the fact that congress is going after OPEC is just a matter of trying to shift blame. The blame needs to start here first because we have locked down refineries so none have been built since the 70s. Hmm, maybe we should look there looong before we try and blame others. But, I know, this isn't the american way anymore.
     
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    Because it passed with more than 2/3rds of the vote.

    And I agree about this being stupid. Why don't they sue the assholes that keep blocking us from drilling locally?
     
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    Probably because the assholes that keep us from drilling locally are the same asshole that conjured up this bill.:shrug:
     
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    Pure03Venom Imma Ho... Established Member

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    Drilling local won't fix the bottle neck of refineries.

    And he can still veto it at which time it will have to go back to the house to get the veto over turned. The 2/3rds number just says that if it gets vetoed, there is enough support to get it over turned...right now anyhow. By the time it gets through the whole process, opinions could change and 2/3's could be lost.
     
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    Yes he can veto it. It still hasn't gone through the Senate. The 2/3rds rule doesn't apply until after he vetos the bill and it goes back to Congress.

    Either way, this is a stupid bill. If they win a lawsuit and try to seize US assets of OPEC, OPEC will cut production even more and drive prices even higher. IMO this bill is just pandering to the uninformed public.
     
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    Euphoric One Uncommon Sense Established Member

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    Dumbest, most worthless thing I have heard all week.

    Oddly enough, I've come to expect absolutely nothing more from congress.
     
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    Dear President Ahmadinejad & President Chavez:

    We just passed a law in the US that you must comply with, OK? We'll just fax it to you so you can lower oil prices before the end of the day. Thanks and have a great day!

    Signed, the US Congress​
     
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    Dear US Congress,

    As a result of having to pull 50% of our workforce off the job to go through and translate your lengthy law document, we will be unable to meet our old production numbers. In the mean time, I recommend investing in a huffy.

    Sincerely,
    OPEC
     
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    Ya like this is gonna work. Why did it take this long if this is all we had to do?

    This just makes it look like the government cares about the gas prices.

    Opec will say F off
     
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    Although I was being facetious with what I said, you are correct, sir.
     

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