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Also, beginning in 2007, the measure extends daylight-saving time by one month to save energy.
I'm not blaming Bush, and I'm not centering it on him, I apologize if I came across that way. My problem with the bill is not Bush, it's the ongoing lack of leadership when it comes to lessening our dependence on foreign oil. Bush is in a long line of politicians which have done this, but it is not only his fault, nor the fault of only this administration. We, as Americans, need to stand up and say "No more!". When something like this passes it is an insult to all of us, regardless of the Administration's political policy or allegiance.
The blame is on all of us, not one man, one Administration, or one political party. The only way it changes if we make a concentrated effort to do so. However, when something like this passes, it is important that all of us make sure our Congressmen know we do not agree.
"This economy is moving, and what this energy bill does is that it recognizes that we need more affordable and reliability sources of energy," Bush said. "This bill launches an energy strategy for the 21st century and I've really been looking forward to signing it."
But even the bill's sponsors acknowledged the legislation will have little, if any impact, on today's energy prices or less dependence on oil imports.
The problem is, in reality, the bill does nothing to extend our resources or eliminate dependence on foreign oil. It would be different if tax subsidies were given away to companies that equaled the amount of money they spent on research and development for alternate energy sources, or a tax-break for every transport vehicle they used that didn't use fossil fuels. But it doesn't. All it will do is extend DST so that people will go to bed an hour earlier, and turn their lights off earlier. However, they will get up the next morning earlier, so I really don't see how this will help anything.
Originally posted by slank
Bush is aligned with the evil interests of Big malignant oil companies.
Sh*t in, Sh*t out.
'FREE!' With every gallon of gas you get a few drops of pure soldier's blood.
What a sad place America is under the NeoCons.
Why doesn’t he push for solar energy? each day , enough solar energy reaches the earth to power the world for a year.
If everywhere with a flat roof had a 1 kilowatt solar panel (9M²) and a warm water solar heater , then the power problems would be addressed!
Originally posted by Djarums
This bill had so much more potential to fix a whole host of problems the United States faces with regard to energy.
It's a real shame that the highlight of the bill is the DST stuff... talk about wasting an opportunity.