Friday, August 15, 2008

Which Virginia Congressman Stands to Gain from High Gas Prices?

That would be Virgil Goode. He's estimated to have the 13th-highest level of oil stock ownership of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, with between $100,002-$200,000 in oil holdings. That's according to the Sunlight Foundation.

So it's no wonder that the lone specific item in Goode's pathetic "energy plan" is to give Big Oil free reign to drill anywhere and everywhere in America's public lands and waters. It makes sense now, doesn't it? They drill, we burn, Goode profits.

Fortunately, his Democratic challenger, Tom Perriello gets it. He's pushing a real energy plan that includes clean energy, cutting-edge efficiency technology, and rolling back subsidies for Big Oil. No wonder Goode is terrified.

But hey, I guess we know now why Goode's supporters drove a Hummer in the Scottsville Fourth of July parade. That gas money gets reinvested right back into the campaign!

Cross-posted from RK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we should out ALL people in government who have ties to the oil and pharmaceutical industries. Oh wait, maybe that would be all of them though!