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  •  So let's give Bernie some ammo. (6+ / 0-)

    Ten thousand emails would be nice.

    I just sent him this:

    I agree completely with your drive to end oil subsidies and increase them for alternative, renewable energy.

    Back in the days when drilling a well was a risky and expensive proposition, government help made sense.

    But now, with all the tools and geologists at their disposal for locating oil fields, the risk of a dry well is negligible and the subsidies are insane. We're talking monster corporations with fat profits now, not a fledgling industry that needs help.

    Our subsidies should be going to clean, renewable forms of energy. And as for those who point out that some such companies will go bust, in the early days of the automobile, hundreds of automobile manufacturers went out of business. In the early days of commercial aviation, many new airline companies failed....and many that survived did so only because of government mail contracts.

    Keep fighting the good fight, sir. There are millions of us who appreciate you and applaud you.

    Now excuse me. I know it won't do any good at all, but I have a few things to say to Kay Hutchinson and John Cornyn on this subject....

    Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

    by Sirenus on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 07:00:14 AM PST

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    •  When the automobile was invented, should we (1+ / 0-)
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      have subsidized buggy whip manufacturers to keep them in business? Oil will soon become the buggy whip of the energy industry.
      Oil is the way the Earth sequestered the CO2 so that Oxygen could become plentiful enough to support so called intelligent life. Let's not shit in our kitchen.

      Just as prostitution is the world's oldest profession, religion is the world's oldest scam.

      by Agent420 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 10:00:07 AM PST

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