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Oil Tops $75 a Barrel


(guest blog by Taylor Marsh)

There’s not much else to be said, is there?

Except maybe what are we going to do about it, continue spending hundreds of billions per day in Iraq, or start The U.S.A. Energy Project to get us out of this mess?

Crude-oil prices broke through $75 a barrel to hit a new record Friday, fueled by concerns about Iran’s nuclear ambitions and tight U.S. gasoline supplies.

Prices at the pump also kept rising, with the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline at $2.855, up 3 cents from a day earlier and more than 60 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA’s daily fuel gauge report.

Crude prices, which are more than 40 percent higher than a year ago, have risen 8.4 percent from Thursday’s closing price — the biggest weeklong jump since the week ended June 17, 2005, when crude futures rose 9 percent.

New day, new high: Oil tops $75 a barrel
Worry about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, U.S. gasoline stocks drive up price

Al Gore is looking even smarter today, with John Kerry right behind him.

If anyone in America thinks the Republicans are going to solve the energy problem they’re simply not paying attention. Republicans believe in nuclear energy. Fine, but what are we going to do with the waste? Nevadans don’t want it, would you? Do you want to transport nuclear waste through the poorest cities in America so terrorists can make trucks a target?

Now imagine Bush’s Katrina style bumbling when a spill happens while nuclear waste is being transported. Deaths and destruction in the millions, both in lives and treasure.

Oil prices could be the issue of the year, just like it was back in Jimmy Carter days.  ANWAR isn’t the answer.  Just wait until summer and people start driving on vacations. This could get really ugly, especially if another oil executive gets a golden package that resembles the collective wealth of several small countries combined.

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Taylor Marsh

Taylor Marsh

Taylor is a political commentator and radio personality who has been interviewed by C-SPAN's Washington Journal and all across TV and right-wing radio. She's been on the web for 10 years, going to blogging in late 2005. Taylor is affiliated with The Patriot Project, writes for Huffington Post, as well as Alternet. Her radio show debuted in 2002, which she now brings to her blog Mon-Thur, 6:00 p.m. Eastern or 3:00 p.m. Pacific. One of her passions is painting and creating political art. The graphic at the top of her blog is taken from the expressionist flag art that hangs in her home. She was born in Missouri, and has lived in New York City, Los Angeles and Las Vegas and some points in between.