Will a Real Conservative Please Stand Up
I hate to continue to harp on Congressman Inglis (well, maybe I do enjoy it a little), but what in the world is going on!
Mr. Inglis claims to be a conservative. He quotes scripture in his mailings, supposedly believes in off shore drilling, supposedly believes in smaller government, an anti-nanny state, recently claims to be a supporter of a balanced budget, somewhat questions how much government should be involved in the bailouts and supports cap and trade proposals.
Well, I believe Mr. Inglis’ supposed support of offshore drilling just sank! He voted in favor of HR 6899 which banned any new off shore drilling development within 50 miles of the coast line.
Now before we go into arguing that if it is any closer it will destroy the view from the beaches, the average person (being a generous 6 feet tall) standing at sea level can only see 3 miles out (due to the curvature of the earth). A mere 13 miles if you are 100 feet above sea level. With that said, an oil rig 20 miles out will most probably not be seen by the tourists on the beaches.
Most researchers also argue that most of the oil and natural gases found on the continental shelf are within that 50 mile stretch.
Effectively, Inglis thinks he has pulled the wool over the peoples eyes and he can continue to claim that he supports off shore drilling. Not if I have anything to say about it! Here are Inglis’ comments on the vote complements of the Greenville News:
“Over and over, (constituents) asked why Congress can’t work together to get something done,” Inglis said. “This measure is far short of what we need, but it’s a start.”
It is pretty much given that we will have Inglis for another two years. Will somebody please stand up with true conservative values and take a stand?
By the way…I will be at Wades Monday for Inglis’ “Let’s Talk”. I can not wait to see how he defends his position on the bill to the people.