Moving the United States toward greater energy independence and security, developing innovative new technologies, reducing carbon emissions, creating green jobs, protecting consumers, increasing clean renewable energy production, and modernizing our energy infrastructure, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the production of renewable energy and energy conservation.
While the Republicans spout the traditional increase in taxation and the adverse impact on the economy thereafter, Foxx' justification for a negative vote was less coherent. If you click to hear Foxx' reason's for her vote, she states:
There is nothing in there that would create one bit of new supplies of energy. [This bill] would discourage additional investigations [into new energy supplies], it would tax the oil companies, and it would make it more difficult to create additional supplies [of energy].
Personally, I could care less about increased taxation on the war profiteering Oil Companies. Our service women and men are dying over seas, we are pinched at the gas pumps, and these bastards are raking in record profits. Perhaps, Big Oil can share in the sacrifice.
As to the creation of alternative supplies of energy, it might have helped if Foxx read the legislation. According to Delta Farm Press, a media source for growers and agribusiness:
The bill ... allocates funds for research on alternative fuels such as solar and wind power and will require utilities to produce 15 percent of their electricity from those sources.
Sure, if you read on, there might be some drawbacks to this legislation; I'm to ignorant to know if the electric and oil executives have legitimate concerns or if they are fear-mongering. But what I do know is that the macro-principles of this legislation are on point, principles Foxx misses. By investing in alternative energy sources, we lessen our dependence on foreign oil, thereby decreasing Middle Eastern anger over our military presence. Naturally, reducing our destructive energy practices can help alleviate drastic global climate changes.
It's funny how things like Iraq, terrorism, and global warming are inexplicably linked together, a point Foxx surely doesn't recognize. Thank God, Coach Carter is taking on this witch. Drop a donation to help his cause out.
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