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both scenarios being impossible to execute....
"registered Dems and Independents,"
Probably the first actions in Congress would be with the Reps doing their "repeal and replace" with the ACA and working with an infrastructure bill to weaken wages and stop "big govt" forcing companies to "buy American".
Like the original space efforts decades ago, we need a national effort for alternative energy. We should be world leaders in renewable, clean energy, not a follower of China and India.
Immigration, make sure visa holders are complying with their visas and that employers are not illegally employing them (as well as those who cannot be legally employed).
Perhaps there could be some bipartisan support for changes to tax laws to ensure that the oligarchy do not weaken the American economy further by continuing to take money out of America.
I have seen some people now claiming that it is a good sign that Trump is bringing so many uberwealthy to run Washington, as they have enough money and can't be influenced.
“We renew our call for repeal of the Davis-Bacon law, which limits employment and drives up construction and maintenance costs for the benefit of unions.” The 1931 Davis-Bacon Act requires that federal construction projects pay “prevailing” (typically union-scale) wages.
In a shot across the bow this month, Paul Ryan stripped the "Buy American" provision out of the House Water Infrastructure bill.
The future.... algae fuels, biomass, wave power.
Down the road from where I live, where there used to be acres of rangeland, I was surprised to see that the land owner had (probably) leased his land to a solar power company. As far as I could see over the low hills, I estimated at least 80 acres of panels! And that didn't include other land conversions in that area! The Tehachapis have wind farms that distribute electricity. There is also quite a bit of solar going in to power individual homes, schools, and businesses.
We'll see if those with the money are going to set the rules in Washington so they can accumulate more of it, continue the transfer of American wealth upward.
I wonder how long it will take corporate lawyers and accountants to come up with a way around it or lobby for "special considerations" or complain to the public how they're being persecuted, how big govt doesn't like big business, etc blah blah blah. ....
Balanced billing simply means that the health provider can collect whatever portion of the provider’s bill that your insurance company does not pay on your behalf. This is not a co-pay or a deductible. It’s the entire unpaid balance.
I haven't heard much lately about algae fuel or biomass, but they were showing promise. I am a huge proponent of wave power! If all went as planned, there was a full-size pre-commercial model that went online off the coast of Denmark earlier this year, using some amazing new technology to adapt tried-and true hydro generation to harness wave energy.
Ok, so I was going to laugh and say, yeah, what "waves" in the Gulf, but it's not the same as surfing lol. So, for sure, it could be a possibility off Alabama. And I don't see any reason for Alabama to not have research in algae or biomass.
I think one problem is the length of time required from development to regular use.
No, we're stuck now with a power in Washington that could care less about renewable energy, plus the fact that their end game is the complete dismantlement of Washington, except for defense and courts.
Oh, and that 80 acres wasn't being used for much anyway, which I think is why it made it attractive for solar development.
I see a bad moon rising!
The rocky relationship began to change in late November, when Trump began surrounding himself with cabinet members and advisors closely knitted to the Kochs. Vice president elect Mike Pence, White House Counsel Don McGahn and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, for example, are all connected to the Kochs in various ways.
Wow! I learned something about the wave energy mechanism! Did not know that!
there are a few Christian types who have rationalized Trump by saying God can work through "flawed" men.
If our first fake news election turns out to mark the end of democracy as we know it, I think I can pretty precisely date when the end began. More than 20 years ago, I and a bunch of other Washington journalists were packed into a classroom at American University for a weeklong boot camp designed to teach us about computers and this new-fangled thing that was just beginning to be called the internet. One of the guest speakers, a self-described “technology guru” for the then-fledgling Clinton administration gleefully informed us that we were all dinosaurs.
But I don't think it is a danger, because even if it does start to be implemented, Trump will see what's happening, realize it is not good for the US, and quash it like a bug. That's what CEOs do.
In pre-Veterinary school......he got a grade "D" !!! That's one notch above being bounced out altogether." In "MEATS."
I read your thing about "fossil's all we got". I respect your thoughtfulness and sharing your own views. I think you are giving Trump WAY WAY WAY more benefit of the doubt than is healthy or prudent.