Posted by Bill on November 8, 2006, 10:43 pm
Not all politics are off-topic. If the winners in yesterday's election
demonstrate some modicum of sincerity about energy issues we might see
meaningful changes to the ridiculous energy bill passed last year. It's
possible (one can only hope) that some of these folks understand the simple
fact that there is a buck to be made cleaning up the environment. Building,
installing and maintaining wind generators, for example, creates jobs.
Stimulating our automotive industry to produce clean, fuel efficient
automobiles manufactured here creates jobs and improves our trade deficit.
The problem of late has been too much emphasis on protecting outdated,
polluting industries and not enough emphasis on creating environmentally
Posted by Mike Rosenberg on November 8, 2006, 10:50 pm
I didn't mean to imply that. Any general arguments of about one party
over another are off-topic.
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Posted by Bill on November 9, 2006, 12:09 am
We agree. It's never fair to compare what one party has done with
speculation about what the other party might have done. It is fair to
critique the action of any party to the extent that action (or inaction)
relates to the interests of people who operate the clean, fuel efficient
Posted by on November 9, 2006, 10:22 pm
For me, pollution is secondary to cutting the embilicOIL cord with OPEC.
Posted by Bill on November 10, 2006, 4:05 am
Sit back, take a deep breath, and think about this simple statement:
The last one with oil wins.
Now, should we drill in the ANWR or should it become part of our strategic