Monday, August 06, 2007

Weekend Wariors in Washington

Notice how the government does stuff the rest of the country will consider bone-headed always happens in the dark of night, or on a weekend?

The House held a rare Saturday session—just before skedaddling out of town for a break, and approved $16 billion in taxes on oil companies, and lined up billions of dollars in tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy and conservation. Their version of an energy bill must now be reconciled with a Senate versions.
Good luck.

The House wants to require investor-owned electric utilities to generate at least 15% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, like wind or biofuels. In a brilliant flash of myopia, however, the House bill fails increase domestic oil and natural gas production, or take further advantage of coal.

I predict the return of a variant of those popular bumper stickers from the ‘70’s—“Let ‘em freeze on a cloudless, windless day.”

1 comment:

Jim VAT said...

I remember the bumper sticker:

"Ban mining: let them freeze to death in the dark."

What kills me is that they want to have higher prices so people use less energy and emit less greenhouse gases. And yet, when high prices come, they scream gouging.

Dumb, dumb, dumb.