Vito Fossella on sky rocketing oil prices
Pointing to the ongoing oil price crisis, Congressman Vito Fossella (R-NY13) today sounded an alarm that the ... Administration's lack of an energy policy could produce similar problems this summer with increased electricity rates and power outages.
"Unless production increases significantly, there could be a problem this summer," Fossella said. "If you thought we had difficulties with home heating oil and gas prices this winter, just wait. A surge in electricity rates and power outages may be just around the corner because the Administration lacks a clear and comprehensive energy policy. Today we are sending a wake-up call to the Energy Department and others that Americans could be hit with escalating electricity rates this summer. Its failure to act following OPEC's production cutbacks last year and its subsequent decision to ignore our warnings of price surges for home heating oil and gas have mired us in this current predicament." [Rep. Vito Fossella]
These words from Rep. Vito Fossella were issued in a press release, March 23, 2000 criticizing President Clinton for his "lack of an energy policy" as oil was approaching $30 a barrel. Today oil flirts with $100 a barrel and Rep. Vito Fossella has not one negative comment to say about this administration or their energy policy or lack thereof. Certainly Vito Fossella is no hypocrite and he would not play partisan games, right? Maybe you should revisit Fossella's thoughts on the war;
"The President has a responsibility to articulate America's long-term strategy before placing even one soldier in harm's way. He has asked the Congress and the American people to follow his lead, but he has shrouded in darkness where that road will take us. Leading military and foreign policy experts have questioned why the Administration won't define the mission and what plans are in place for us to withdraw."
"The President must have a frank discussion with the American people as to what our military's mission is, when victory will be achieved and how it will be achieved."
Rep. Vito Fossella, April 30, 1999. His criticisms today of this war and this President's strategy can not be found as he refuses to address the topic to the point that the Iraq War is not even mentioned on his campaign website.