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I thought my weekend was going to be much less exhausting.

Also, reason 9349976558745 to be upset with our idiot president

Oh, and Happy 2nd wedding anniversary to Babs (nikita9041) and Ken (fishonfoot)!

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spf8
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
"There the Bush administration goes again — coddling Big Oil instead of developing alternative energy resources that will lower oil prices and save our planet from the worst impacts of global warming," said Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass.

first of all, he sounds like a 12-year-old with that statement.

second of all, why is it the responsibility of the GOVERNMENT to develop alternative energy resources? shouldn't that be up to the private sector?

i also like how you say this is a reason to be upset with our idiot president...when the article clearly states it's his ADVISERS who are recommending that he do so. nothing in there says anything about him directly.
thisgirliknow
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
I didn't say that the Dem had great oratory skills.

The private sector is working on it too. We are a country with limited, non-envrionmentally sound resources and need renewable ones. Everyone should be working on it, and DEFINITELY the government.

He chose his advisors.
spf8
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
with our taxpayer money?

don't be fooled. they tax the oil companies--who in turn tax US to make up for it. corporations don't pay taxes. they pass them on to the consumer.

therefore, yeah, tax oil companies. but we're the ones who will actually be paying those taxes.

if i want to fund research for more energy-efficient resources, i will do so out of my own pocket, thank you. i don't appreciate the government TAKING my money for it.

you choose your friends...if someone doesn't like what your friends say, does that mean they shouldn't like you?
thisgirliknow
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
uh yes with our taxpayers money.
spf8
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
but why?
thisgirliknow
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
This is a very very very important thing to have. It means no reliance on other countries (or our own precious resources) for oil. It means cheaper energy costs in the long run. It means self-sufficiency. Our gas costs are rising, our country is depending on countries we don't agree with to get resources that will eventually run out. Our taxpayer dollars (plus a government deficit) are going toward a war with no good outcome and still a limitation of resources.

Aside from that, we need lower energy costs and more environmentally safe energy-- less pollution leads to healthier people. We'd use more solar & water power, and not have to get the diseases that come from mining oil and coal.
spf8
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
a lot of things are very very very important to have. but that doesn't mean they should ALL be funded by the federal government. that's not its job. national defense IS...and that's where war funding comes in.

and how can you say this is a war with no good outcome? you can't tell the future. that is an irrelevant statement. just because tons of people in this country love to spew hollywood rhetoric that "bush lied, people died" does not make it a scientific fact that this war is no good. i can list a ton of reasons why this war is needed AND how it would work (if people would just shut their mouths).

i think you should be more concerned about other places that a huge chunk of taxpayer money is going--like politician's special interests and campaign funds. funny how no one ever mentions that. it's always "the war, the war, the war." it's like in chicago right now. the state government won't fund the public transportation so they're cutting bus lines and train service in the city because of it.

i just think it's funny how taxes here are SO HIGH, yet somehow, they just can't seem to scrunch up quite enough money for our public transportation system. the reason is because that money is going into politician's pockets and (as i said before) special interests--services unneeded by the majority of people in order to secure votes by a minority of others. a problem that's so prevalent, yet somehow just seems to go over everyone's head. people are so upset that we spend so much money on "the war," yet aren't upset enough about the dirty politicians who use up all the rest of the money that could go to good use for the MAJORITY!
thisgirliknow
Oct. 24th, 2007 07:08 am (UTC)
That sucks about the public transportation system, they should get on that.

You should read up on who Obama accepts money from, and who Bush did. Just saying.

It is important to us as a nation to have renewable and less polluting energy resources. And yes, the government needs to be involved. End o' story.
thisgirliknow
Oct. 22nd, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
friends are different than advisors. But yes, I get your point
tevarin
Oct. 22nd, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)
I agree that consumers who use oil (or buy plastic items, or items carried on oil-burning trucks and ships) will be paying the tax. Oil prices will go up, so consumers and businesses will use less oil and go to other energy sources exempt from the tax (natural gas, ethanol, coal, nuclear).

Taxing oil is a way of discouraging people from using it, which might be a good thing.

Personally I'm sick of the government TAKING my money to defend access to the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, etc.
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