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2007 August 05 — Why Now?
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In several different places I’ve seen headlines that indicate that the House passed a bill that increased taxes on the oil companies by $16 billion. Then I found the Reuters version on CNet: House shifts $16 billion toward renewable energy.

What they have done is take $16 billion dollars in tax incentives that have given to the oil, gas, and coal industries, and shifted the incentives to the renewable energy industry. The government isn’t getting more money, and the fossil fuel industry isn’t paying a higher rate. Big oil just lost a tax deduction.

Welcome to the club. I remember when Reagan eliminated the deduction for all interest except a home mortgage. It’s the loss of a deduction, not a tax increase. Are you questioning the logic of Ronald Reagan, Repub congresscritter?

August 5, 2007   6 Comments

Just Say No To The Presidential Primary

skippy the bush kangaroo has reposted the inaction alert to deny all requests for money from the the Democratic Party until they start upholding their sworn oath to support and defend the Constitution.

I’m going to take it a step further and am not only, not going to support anyone in the Presidential primary, I’m not going to vote for anyone in the primary. If they are not going to act like a real party and defend my interests, I see no reason to vote in their party process.

There has to be a price, or they won’t change. They weren’t sent to Congress in 2006 to stay the course; they were sent to change things. If they don’t want to be called names, they should find another line of work.

When all you have is the word of the Hedgemony that something must be changed, you ignore it. How many of their liars have to appear before how many Congressional panels, before the reality sinks in that they lie about everything?

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August 5, 2007   4 Comments

Busy, Busy, Busy

Scout of First Draft has been busy as the second anniversary of Katrina approaches. She found an important and extensive Time magazine article by Michael Grunwald, The Threatening Storm:

The most important thing to remember about the drowning of New Orleans is that it wasn’t a natural disaster. It was a man-made disaster, created by lousy engineering, misplaced priorities and pork-barrel politics. Katrina was not the Category 5 killer the Big Easy had always feared; it was a Category 3 storm that missed New Orleans, where it was at worst a weak 2.

It is a long article that looks at the reasons behind the disaster and the failure to adequately address it.

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August 5, 2007   8 Comments

Passing the Plate

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A weekend feature of Why Now.

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