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The Bizarro World of San Fran Nan and the House Dems

Posted on July 29 2010 11:48 am
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by Vladimir

As Friday’s House recess deadline looms, the CLEAR Act is rushing toward a floor vote. The CLEAR Act was supposed to fix whatever went wrong with Federal oversight of the Deepwater Horizon. One provision of the bill, offered by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), would have set up a Congressional commission of petroleum engineering experts to investigate the accident. This proposal was accepted unanimously in committee and a similar idea has been endorse by the Senate.

According to Connie Hair at Human Events, the idea for a Congressional commission died on Mme. Speaker’s desk. Apparently Ms. Pelosi’s magical powers of divination extend beyond the ability to discern the content of legislation without reading it; she can also prevent future oil spills using only taxes, slush funds and earmarks, without even bothering to investigate why this well failed.

Another proposal of the CLEAR Act thumbs its nose at State authority by extending Federal regulation of oil and gas activity to State waters. Because the Feds handled the Deepwater Horizon so competently. Bizarre!

Read more at Red State

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