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Palin-McCain: Can't Get Energy Facts Right

Commented Sep 30, 2008 at 19:02:33 in Politics

“The House of Representatives is holding Renewable Energy Tax Incentives hostage. Yesterday Congressman Steny Hoyer blocked Senate bill H.R. 6049 which has a great package for solar energy and other renewable energy technologies from coming for a vote. He wants his bill to be brought up in the Senate and he feels slighted by the Senate.

The bipartisan Senate bill passed with a remarkable 93-2 vote. Bush has said he will sign it. The White House says it will veto the bill Hoyer insists on holding out for. Renewable Energy Tax Incentives have failed nine times this year. Hoyer will cause them to fail again if he, as House Majority Leader, won't allow it to be brought to the House floor for a vote. Sen. Reid says the House has the votes to pass it.

Today, the United Steel Workers said that 116,000 jobs would be lost this year if the Renewable Energy Tax Incentives don't get extended before the end of the year. In addition, the passage of H.R. 6049 would create jobs for 400,000 Americans over the next 8 years.

I called Hoyer's office and asked him to stop blocking the bill. One man should not have that much power over people's livelihoods or over our renewable energy future. Congressman Hoyer's phone number is on his website. The House needs to act before the end of the week or it is all over for many Americans.”
Renewable Energy's Fate In Congress' Hands

Renewable Energy's Fate In Congress' Hands

Commented Sep 30, 2008 at 18:31:05 in Business

“The House of Representatives is holding Renewable Energy Tax Incentives hostage. Yesterday Congressman Steny Hoyer blocked Senate bill H.R. 6049 which has a great package for solar energy and other renewable energy technologies from coming for a vote. He wants his bill to be brought up in the Senate and he feels slighted by the Senate.

The bipartisan Senate bill passed with a remarkable 93-2 vote. Bush has said he will sign it. The White House says it will veto the bill Hoyer insists on holding out for. Renewable Energy Tax Incentives have failed nine times this year. Hoyer will cause them to fail again if he, as House Majority Leader, won't allow it to be brought to the House floor for a vote. Sen. Reid says the House has the votes to pass it.

Today, the United Steel Workers said that 116,000 jobs would be lost this year if the Renewable Energy Tax Incentives don't get extended before the end of the year. In addition, the passage of H.R. 6049 would create jobs for 400,000 Americans over the next 8 years.

I called Hoyer's office and asked him to stop blocking the bill. One man should not have that much power over people's livelihoods or over our renewable energy future. Congressman Hoyer's phone number is on his website. The House needs to act before the end of the week or it is all over for many Americans.”
The Consequences of Short-Term Thinking

The Consequences of Short-Term Thinking

Commented Sep 30, 2008 at 18:25:38 in Politics

“The House of Representatives is holding Renewable Energy Tax Incentives hostage. Yesterday Congressman Steny Hoyer blocked Senate bill H.R. 6049 which has a great package for solar energy and other renewable energy technologies from coming for a vote. He wants his bill to be brought up in the Senate and he feels slighted by the Senate.

The bipartisan Senate bill passed with a remarkable 93-2 vote. Bush has said he will sign it. The White House says it will veto the bill Hoyer insists on holding out for. Renewable Energy Tax Incentives have failed nine times this year. Hoyer will cause them to fail again if he, as House Majority Leader, won't allow it to be brought to the House floor for a vote. Sen. Reid says the House has the votes to pass it.

Today, the United Steel Workers said that 116,000 jobs would be lost this year if the Renewable Energy Tax Incentives don't get extended before the end of the year. In addition, the passage of H.R. 6049 would create jobs for 400,000 Americans over the next 8 years.

I called Hoyer's office and asked him to stop blocking the bill. One man should not have that much power over people's livelihoods or over our renewable energy future. Congressman Hoyer's phone number is on his website. The House needs to act before the end of the week or it is all over for many Americans.”

hp blogger Jeff Schweitzer on Sep 30, 2008 at 22:34:49

“Appropriate action is indeed necessary, and I hope the House and Senate can act wisely in the next few days. Even more important for the long-term health of our environment and our economy, though, is to run as far as we possibly can from Bush and the Republican philosophy that created the crisis on November 4.”
Sarah Palin's ABC Interview: Question Suggestions... And What Was Actually Asked

Sarah Palin's ABC Interview: Question Suggestions... And What Was Actually Asked

Commented Sep 11, 2008 at 15:04:02 in Politics

“Are Alaskan oil leases involved in the Oil Brokers Scandal? Why did Palin feel it was necessary to give Alaskans a big refund from the oil lease money? Is guilt involved? Palin is in bed with oilmen. I'd like to see reporters investigate Alaskan oil leases.”

purple1 on Sep 11, 2008 at 15:31:43

“Alaskans have been getting income checks from their oil royalities for years. They don't pay ANY state taxes up there. My wife has family there, and we visited back in 94, and they were getting a $1500 per person rebate back then. So why do they need all the Fed money?”