WSJ: California Reckoning
Original post made by Pleasanton Dad on May 19, 2009
Here's the article: Web Link
on May 19, 2009 at 9:58 am
The Wall Street Journal editorial is correct. PW, please take notice of exceptional critical thinking.
on May 19, 2009 at 11:06 am
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From the editorial: "Drilling for oil offshore would also bring in billions of dollars of revenues."
Isn't there more to this statement though? Like what extra revenues would that bring into California other than just corporate taxes? What about revenue from the lease of the oil deposits (or rather some fee on the removal of California's natural resources/assets)?
on May 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm
Just because they lease doesn't mean they have to drill. Let's get someone out there who will actually set out to DRILL for oil so we can finally reap the benefits. Those on the Left want to keep their stranglehold over the environment and the rest of us. There has to be a better balance between their "sacred" environment and the PEOPLE who reside in it / need utilize it. I'm sorry to offend the Left, but my children and their future are more important than any animal/sea creature or tree. If they need a house, I will chop down a tree for it. All you have to do is look at how far the logging industry stripped the land and how far the environmentalist swung back. Neither was right and now forests full of trees are burning and we are not reaping any benefits of some of those trees, in fact the environment suffers from the forest fires. I want balance - on BOTH sides. The Left's environmental agenda is a religion without merit. DRILL, Stupid, DRILL!