Hari-say-what? Senate prez says US must drill for oil in the Gulf

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The United States must abandon President Barack Obama? policies and drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska because $4 gas is crippling the middle class, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos tells Newsmax.TV.

With some predicting $6 a gallon gas by summer, the GOP candidate for Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson? seat said the country must drill for oil to become less dependent on foreign nations.

?e need to move away from these rogue dictatorships whether it be in central or South American let alone in the Middle East,?he said. ?his is our time to lead by example. We need to open up those new opportunities in the Gulf and ANWR. Four dollars-plus in gasoline are crippling the middle class. This is the biggest tax hike ever, and Obama has pushed this way because we are relying more and more on these folks in the Middle East. America needs to lead by example on energy production and it starts with drilling in places like ANWR, let alone the Gulf of Mexico.?Continue reading this story on Newsmax here.


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