Harper Reacts to High Prices at the Pump

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

With gas prices going up the pressure is turning up in Washington as political leaders try and find ways to ease the pain at the pump.

During a visit to Meridian this week Republican 3rd District Representative Gregg Harper talked about a proposal to place a pipeline running from Canada to oil refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

That project was denied in January by the Obama administration because the President says all possible impacts have not been researched, but Harper thinks it all comes down to election year politics.

"It makes no sense it would have created 20,000 jobs almost immediately," says Harper, "and one thing else it would have done is it would have offset some of the global instability in the prices."

With Congress in recess in Washington, Harper spent time in our area this week visiting with constituents and working on his primary campaign.

He's being opposed right now be Republican Robert Allen and Democrat Crystal Biggs.

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  • by big dan Location: philadelphia ms on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    greg harper is worthless we need new leadership
  • by leo Location: meridian on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:22 AM
    You need to place the blame on the right people.NOT THE PRESIDENT.
  • by problem on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM
    Thxs Fiji and Mr Christian businessman. Points well taken. Do a little history if you will. Mr christian im not judging you.but want does the word of god say about your attitude.The love of money is the root of all evil. Humming.no I'm not blaming. Pres Bush for anything. As especially ac
  • by GI JOE on Feb 26, 2012 at 07:00 AM
    Positive? Sure. When do you think the president will allow exploration and drilling, stop taxing companies out of business, and stop apologizing for our military destroying potential plots that happened to be written on korans? And btw, the writing defaced the Koran in violation of Islam in the first place!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM in reply to GI JOE
      He is allowing it. Companies are paying less taxes than they did in the 90s, 80s, 70s, back to the 50s. Companies are going out of business due to non-regulated capitalist ideals.
  • by alwaysthepresi on Feb 26, 2012 at 12:37 AM
    Conga Harper when will something poss come from you Sir about the pres. Come on you are a good Christian man surely you can drop the party stuff at lest once sir. .with all respect to you.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:53 AM in reply to alwaysthepresi
      Cong. Harper disagrees with Pres. Obama's policies and has a right to say so. You didn't care when people disagreed with or criticized Pres. Bush, sometimes unfairly, did you? But this goes with the office. Not everyone's gonna love you.
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      by DavidWS10 on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:06 AM in reply to alwaysthepresi
      Say something positive about President Obama? He is positively the worst President in the history of this great country of ours. I bet you were one of the people who blamed President Bush for hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. NObama has to go before he can finish destroying our country and our way of life. I'm a Christian, a Veteran and a small business owner, and his policies are making my business operations more and more expensive. Things have got to change!
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        by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 06:32 PM in reply to DavidWS10
        Nope, Bush can't be blamed for Katrina hitting the coast, but he can be blamed for the lame response to the Americans there in dire need. Of course, that was probably somehow Obama's fault. Obama has done much more good that Bush, but it will take more than four years to undo what Bush did in eight.
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          by neighbor on Feb 28, 2012 at 08:38 PM in reply to
          It is Obamas fault that we are 15 Trillion dollars in debt. He also forced a health care plan down our throats that the majority of Americans begged him not to. My insurance rates hve gone way up and now gas prices are on the way up. I dont know how much more so called good I can stand. ti
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      by S.H. on Feb 29, 2012 at 09:14 AM in reply to alwaysthepresi
      Your grammar is that of a 6 year old.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
    The Keystone XL won't solve the world's oil problems. It would, and the smaller one has, created spill nightmares for local US citizens. 20,000 jobs? Temporary at best. Most of the material has been constructed in Canada and shipped to the US. Much of the construction would still be handled by Canadian companies. This is another tool for the super-rich to make more money. Too bad the media won't see what is really going on. All they do is provide a platform for yelling.
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      by BILLY on Feb 26, 2012 at 03:31 PM in reply to
      For your info all construction jobs are temporary jobs. That tells me you don't know what you are talking about, Sir??????????
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      by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM in reply to
      So I guess you took your turn at yelling.
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