Monday, July 21, 2008

8th District Candidate Allen Drills . . . Blunt?

8th District Democratic candidate for Congress Joe Allen is blasting 7th District Congressman Roy Blunt's energy plan.

Allen is running to unseat Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, but in a press release, he takes his aim at Blunt.

Allen said he supports a Senate bill aimed at curtailing "speculation in oil markets that have placed a strangle hold on the American economy."

"This bill could be the most single important silver bullet in protecting American Labor and business. By placing limits on excessive speculation, we can tame inflation and unlock Missouri’s economic potential," said Allen.

But then Allen turned his attention to Blunt. He labeled Blunt's weekend tour as a "Drill Here, Drill Now" plan.

"This [drilling] will only expand the inventory of big oil and no immediate or long term relief will be seen by Americans," Allen said. "Big oil is making record profits on the backs of hard working Americans, and they will continue to do so as long as the Bush administration and our representatives continue to support them."

Added Allen: "We have not built a new refinery in thirty-two years, so how do we plan to process it? This is just another way for the Bush administration and his loyalists to hoodwink to the people for their own benefit."

By the way, Allen's web address for his campaign for Congress is . . . Huh?

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