You have to see this video to believe it. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) was on the Senate floor earlier today, attempting to get offshore drilling authorized. As you'll see on the YouTube shot, he tried to get Democrats to agree to a trigger for it, at ever-increasing levels of gas prices.
McConnell was asking for unanimous consent, so the bill could pass immediately. Try as he might, Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Co) objected no matter how high McConnell raised the ante.
$4 a gallon? Salazar objected. $7.50 a gallon? Again, Salazar objected. Finally, McConnell offers a trigger for offshore drilling permission at $10 a gallon gasoline prices. And guess what? Salazar objected.
The Democrats would rather have us under the burden of $10 a gallon gasoline than give permission for offshore oil drilling.
Congress is soon to leave for their August vacation, er, district work period. The offshore drilling ban expires on 30 September. Can we pay them enough to just not come back until next year? Or the year after?