From the opinion page of the Seymour Tribune:
To the Editor:
In 2006, Democrats promised a "change" and they have delivered. Gas prices were $2.19 in 2006 and now they are inching toward $5 a gallon. I don't like this change.
I think we need to "Drill Here. Drill Now. And Pay Less" for a change.
One of the reasons given for not drilling for oil now is it would take too long to bring the oil to the market. Years ago when drilling for oil came up for a vote, it was voted down by Democrats.
If Baron Hill had not voted against drilling for oil in Alaska five years ago and seven years ago, that oil could have been flowing now. Baron Hill voted four times against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Those votes were in 2001 (Roll Call 317 and Roll Call 320) and 2003 (Roll Call 135 and Roll Call 145). Those votes were over five years ago.
Baron Hill was sworn in last January. Since then, he and his fellow Democrats, who have control of Congress, have ignored the 57 percent of Americans who support expanding domestic energy exploration to help achieve our energy independence.
The change I would like to see would be for the United States to no longer be dependent for oil on countries that want to do us harm.