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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 02:09 PM
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7. show him this, then ask him what he thinks of it. don't tell him its provenance:
The first principle is that we can have an effective and comprehensive energy policy only if the government takes responsibility for it and if the people understand the seriousness of the challenge and are willing to make sacrifices.

The second principle is that healthy economic growth must continue. Only by saving energy can we maintain our standard of living and keep our people at work. An effective conservation program will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.

The third principle is that we must protect the environment. Our energy problems have the same cause as our environmental problems -- wasteful use of resources. Conservation helps us solve both at once.

The fourth principle is that we must reduce our vulnerability to potentially devastating embargoes. We can protect ourselves from uncertain supplies by reducing our demand for oil, making the most of our abundant resources such as coal, and developing a strategic petroleum reserve.

The fifth principle is that we must be fair. Our solutions must ask equal sacrifices from every region, every class of people, every interest group. Industry will have to do its part to conserve, just as the consumers will. The energy producers deserve fair treatment, but we will not let the oil companies profiteer.

The sixth principle, and the cornerstone of our policy, is to reduce the demand through conservation. Our emphasis on conservation is a clear difference between this plan and others which merely encouraged crash production efforts. Conservation is the quickest, cheapest, most practical source of energy. Conservation is the only way we can buy a barrel of oil for a few dollars. It costs about $13 to waste it.

The seventh principle is that prices should generally reflect the true replacement costs of energy. We are only cheating ourselves if we make energy artificially cheap and use more than we can really afford.

The eighth principle is that government policies must be predictable and certain. Both consumers and producers need policies they can count on so they can plan ahead. This is one reason I am working with the Congress to create a new Department of Energy, to replace more than 50 different agencies that now have some control over energy.

The ninth principle is that we must conserve the fuels that are scarcest and make the most of those that are more plentiful. We can't continue to use oil and gas for 75 percent of our consumption when they make up seven percent of our domestic reserves. We need to shift to plentiful coal while taking care to protect the environment, and to apply stricter safety standards to nuclear energy.

The tenth principle is that we must start now to develop the new, unconventional sources of energy we will rely on in the next century.

the rest is there. better yet, ask him what he thinks of Bush's, or Reagan's energy speech, and isn't it a shame that Clinton sabotaged it?

then you can tell him that the dems started to implement much of it, but Reagan ABANDONED all of it

have fun
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  -I Put My Carter Hating RePuke Boss In His Place: So much fun! ReformedChris  Jun-25-08 01:59 PM   #0 
  - #2  izquierdista   Jun-25-08 02:03 PM   #1 
  - but... he's History's Greatest Monster!  maxsolomon   Jun-25-08 02:05 PM   # 
  - Very well done.  realpolitik   Jun-25-08 02:05 PM   #2 
  - but,but,but, I thought everything was Clintons fault?  tmfun   Jun-25-08 02:05 PM   #3 
  - By October  realpolitik   Jun-25-08 02:08 PM   #6 
  - Good for you but be careful.  Lasher   Jun-25-08 02:06 PM   #4 
  - I had a boss fire me after I refused to attend  realpolitik   Jun-25-08 02:13 PM   #10 
     - You should try to work in an Easter Egg  kgfnally   Jun-25-08 02:23 PM   #15 
     - One job many years ago  realpolitik   Jun-25-08 02:42 PM   #18 
        - Oh my- what was their reaction to *that* power play?  kgfnally   Jun-25-08 03:17 PM   #22 
           - The I.T. head was subsquently fired  realpolitik   Jun-25-08 05:02 PM   #25 
     - Ewww  ismnotwasm   Jun-25-08 03:05 PM   #21 
        - As in Dilbert.  realpolitik   Jun-25-08 05:04 PM   #26 
  - Good job. If only we could do that with the rest of those assholes.  Xenotime   Jun-25-08 02:07 PM   #5 
  - show him this, then ask him what he thinks of it. don't tell him its provenance:  Gabi Hayes   Jun-25-08 02:09 PM   #7 
  - You should also have mentioned that Carter told us 30 years  Clark2008   Jun-25-08 02:11 PM   #8 
  - ahemmm  Gabi Hayes   Jun-25-08 02:18 PM   #14 
  - Good for you  ismnotwasm   Jun-25-08 02:13 PM   #9 
  - Nice work. They really don't have much after the Limbaugh talking points are exhausted, do they?  Iris   Jun-25-08 02:14 PM   #11 
  - Good job!! On free markets  Larkspur   Jun-25-08 02:17 PM   #12 
  - Goverments have "interfered" in free markets...  JHB   Jun-25-08 03:00 PM   #20 
  - I can hear your boss now, "Yeah but, if Carter had Nuked Iran we wouldn't be in Iraq today."  WA98070   Jun-25-08 02:18 PM   #13 
  - Glad to be #5!  WakeMeUp   Jun-25-08 02:30 PM   #16 
  - Iran hostage crisis - all hostages released unharmed.  yardwork   Jun-25-08 02:35 PM   #17 
  - Another point: Reagan rode in on a wave of Soviet scare-stories...  JHB   Jun-25-08 02:43 PM   #19 
  - A Few Thoughts  Feles Mala   Jun-25-08 03:17 PM   #23 
  - "conservatives" are wrong about EVERYTHING  leftofthedial   Jun-25-08 03:34 PM   #24 
  - Uh...Yeahhhhhhhhh, we're going to need U to work the weekend.  ileus   Jun-25-08 05:09 PM   #27 
  - About the hostage crisis: I heard Carter speak in the early 1990s, and  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-25-08 05:28 PM   #28 
  - Send him this - The "Crisis of Confidence" Speech  malaise   Jun-25-08 05:36 PM   #29 
  - did you ask him why the hostages were released on Reagan's Inauguration Day?  LSK   Jun-25-08 05:40 PM   #30 
  - And had Reagan left the solar panels on the white house that Carter put up...  calipendence   Jun-25-08 05:45 PM   #31 

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