And I'm glad you agree removing tax breaks won't make gas prices go down. This is true. By the same token, removing the taxbreaks won't make gs prices go up. So why are we sacrificing Billions to this industry if removing the tax break won't change anything? Those Billions could help work on the deficit or replace our crumbling infrastructure. Why don't we?
[QUOTE]Of course it does. They even have names for these organizations. They gather together, and even hold conventions, in how to further their product. And it takes Barrack Obama to point this out??
So his response is to point out how much croneyism exists for the oil industry,
The cronyism here is that the president of the United States is giving money to his political friends and driving the economy into the ground. Forget this "renewable" craziness. That's for the dupes who will support this crook no matter what he says or does.
Rep. Cliff Stearns
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/obam...9/16/id/411300The Republican in charge of the Solyndra probe, Oversight and Investigations subcommittee chairman Rep. Cliff Stearns, told Newsmax Thursday that Solyndra’s “enormous amount of expenditures would mean there’s apt to be fraud
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...mercial-287778Karl Rove charged that, “The leadership of the auto companies feel they need to do something to repay their political patronage.
Time spent 5 mins. That was incredibly easy. You didn't think it would be hard to find conservatives/republicans of accusing Obama of doing something wrong did you?
Seems to me that Obama is just furthering the goals set by Bush. When Republicans AND Democrats can agree on the same goal (an astonishing occurrence) it's definitely worth looking into.WASHINGTON, March 5 (Xinhua) — U.S. President George W. Bush said on Wednesday that the United States must strongly push forward the development of renewable energy sources in order to reduce its dependence on foreign oil.
“America has got to change its habits. We’ve got to get off oil,” said Bush when he addressed the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC).
“Dependency on oil presents a real challenge to our economy,” said Bush. It also presents a challenge to the national security of the United States. In 1985, 20 percent of America’s oil came from abroad. “Today that number is nearly 60 percent.”
Moreover, dependency on fossil fuels like oil presents a challenge to the environment. “When we burn fossil fuels we release greenhouse gases. The concentration of greenhouse gases has increased substantially,” he added.
Bush said that the United States recognized all three of these challenges, and are doing something about it. The Bush administration has set a great goal to reduce its dependence on oil by investing in technologies that will produce abundant supplies of clean and renewable energy.
Over the next 10 years, the United States will reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent, according to the target. In the meantime, it will continue to turn to renewable fuels to power cars, homes and business in this country.
Updating our energy security is NOT a political strategy for me as it is for so many people. It is a national security imperative. I will support Renewables whether the president is Republican or Democrat. It makes no difference to me. Supporting the country while foreign and hostile nations control our bloodflow of energy is what matters. So anyone attacking renewables (which eliminate foreign and hostile nations control our bloodflow) is attacking our country in my book. If you want to call Obama a crook, go ahead, I don't care. But if you insist on attacking him through his policies supporting Renewables to increase our energy independence, then you insist on attacking our nation. I will support ANY president who wants to stop supporting Persian Gulf nations and Hugo Chavez by ceasing to buy their oil. You, on the other hand, can call development of Renewables fraud, cronyism or whatever, but in so doing you are diminishing important American technological developments and supporting enemies of the USA.