Why The Alternative Energy Bill Won't Pass

Finally alternative energy is starting to gain some traction in the United States government, but don't get too excited about this bill. It is being challenged in the Senate, and even if it gets past them President George W. Bush has already threatened to veto it.. just like he veto's the health care for kids.

If you missed his last great decision, the reason he vetoed the health care for kids bill was because it called for an increase in the cigarette tax to cover the expenses... Apparently the tobacco companies are yet another evil bunch that are pulling the strings of this puppet. Here is his explanation for vetoing a bill for POOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE...

So why would George W. Bush want to veto this alternative energy bill... well it is quite simple, the bill calls to stop subsidising the oil and coal industry and give the money to wind, solar and other renewable energies. Unless you have lived under a rock for the past 7 years you already know that the oil and coal industries have the biggest pull with this oil hungry president. After all isn't that why we are in Iraq... or was that to spread democracy through blood... hmm I forgot!

The bill also requires passenger vehicles sold in the United States to achieve an average of 35 miles per gallon by 2020, the first significant increase in mileage standards since 1975. (that is not asking a lot countries all over the world have way better fuel standards then The United States) First off, this would reduce our dependence on oil and help out the automotive industry by encouraging people to purchase cars and trucks with better mileage... it is a win-win. Plus, all that money going to solar and wind would only stimulate the economy further by creating a demand for these type of manufacturing jobs.

Being the pessimists that I am when it comes to having any faith in the abilities of our government, I don't think this bill has a chance in hell of passing, but the fact that it even made it to the senate does say something... The question is can we afford to wait until the next president is elected and gets settled in.. which will probably take another 2 years! It just seems like it will simply take too long.

In other news in case you missed it The United States is now the only one who hasn't signed the Kyoto Protocol with Australia agree to the pact just the other day. Listen to what we had to say about it...

"The challenges of climate change are big, and serious. The next step is to reach agreement in Bali on a negotiating road map for a new post-2012 framework. We look forward to continuing to work together constructively with Australia, as we have in APEC, the Asia Pacific Partnership, and the Major Economies process," said Kristen Hellmer with the White House Council on Environmental Quality."

I am sorry but why are we talking about what we are going to do in 2012? By then it could already be too late to reverse the process that is beginning to snowball more and more ever year... Money grubbing fools is the only way I can describe this administration... sad that America used to be the leader when it came to making world-wide decisions and leading by example. I hate to think about the way the world sees us nowadays not as a great nation, but as invaders and occupiers who are only helping destroy the world through pollution and waist.

I know most American's are better than this, so why do we let ourselves be portrayed this way? I know what your thinking there is nothing I can do, but guess what you can... make some noise, write your congressman, get involved... The country was built on the people, not the corporations. Corruption has been running this country for way too long... time for a change. What do you think?

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