“Was this your same argument before all the ethanol legislation happened? "Oh you are quoting Fox now, so let’s just dismiss it." Do you apply the same logic to any notion based in conservative thought? How is ethanol going by the way? A green movement savior fuel-- let’s see, while every lower and middle class American is hurting (I would argue the upper class too, but I doubt there is any compassion for their plight here- but as survivors, and the economic movers of this country, they don't need your compassion). Prices for all food have jumped, yet we still subsidize a product that really is a complete joke, never mind the impact it has had on family's bank accounts. I assume you didn't care about the impacts of food prices then- do you care now? You villianize big oil companies with their monster revenues and great profits, but where is your outrage regarding the impacts of these green policies on the poor? Where is your outrage, your contempt at the fact that there are still so many people without a job? Like it or not, we are going to use fossil fuels, especially oil. Are you still going to tell families that in are an economic tight spot that they are on their own? That you won't allow them from earning a wage because you have decided whats best for them.”
botazefa on Jan 25, 2013 at 09:18:50
“You are projecting an argument onto my statement that I didn't make. But, since you raised it, yes - ethanol is ridiculous. It's just a big subsidy to the corn industry. Keystone pipeline will employ some statistically insignificant but meaningful number of people for a short time. Not permanent jobs. After it's installed, the number of permanent jobs are not worth the cost to the environment.
I don't accept the argument that one man's job is as valuable as the world's climate. We could create many more jobs by investing more in alternative clean energies.
The whole claim that somehow "I'm [not] allowing them [to] earn a wage" is hyperbolic. I'm not in charge. I have one vote. I'm not the Koch Brothers, pupeteering our nation.”