Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Gathering and Sharing

...or was it Borrowing and Sharing? One lament from the Hobbits in the Shire was that when the communists, I mean Saruman, took over, his henchment - called Gatherers and Sharers - did more gathering than sharing.

Here is another one from Hillary talking about taking the property of others:

"The same -- the same is true with energy independence. The Democrats know what needs to be done. Again, we're working to try to push this agenda forward. The other day the oil companies reported the highest profits in the history of the world. I want to take those profits and I want to put them into a strategic energy fund that will begin to find alternative smart energy, alternatives and technologies that will begin to actually move us toward the direction of independence!"

The Democrats do not know what needs to be done - or rather if they do know, are not going to do it. We have oil, coal, and several other energy alternatives that are so highly regulated that to implement them would be illegal and/or unprofitable. The only way the Democrats would lift these regulations is if they could benefit politically from it. If they are lifted with a Republican president, then he might look good and they believe that will make them look bad. Lifting them and attaining energy independance would also mean that government would have to come up with another reason for "gathering."

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