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  •  He doesn't talk about climate change (12+ / 0-)

    and he hasn't done as much as he needs to do.  But he has done some things.  The Cash for Clunkers program got thousands of low gas mileage cars off the road.  And the recent Meatless Monday proposal encourages more climate sensitive eating.  Michelle's push for gardening will keep some vegetables from having to travel thousands of miles. These are the things I can think of off the top of my head, I am sure there are more.

    Is it enough?  Obviously not.  Is it a series of very small moves in the right direction?  Yes, and far better than anything that would happen under Rmoney.

    Not all those who wander are lost.

    by Leftleaner on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:30:05 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, but baby steps are useless now. (7+ / 0-)

      I appreciate what you are saying, and I agree that Rmoney would be much worse. But, small steps will do absolutely nothing for the big picture.

      It may get him a few votes though.

      How many divisions does OWS have?

      by Diebold Hacker on Sat Aug 04, 2012 at 04:56:33 PM PDT

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    •  Huh? (5+ / 0-)

      So, nothing's going on?  Obama is following the law as it exists today.  The Clean Air Act requires EPA to limit GHGs one type of source at a time.   And that's exactly what this EPA is doing.  May not look very splashy, but it's progress.  GHG emissions are droppoing.  The systems are working....  slowly....

      Just because it's not in the headlines, doesn't mean the administration isn't working on it....

      •  Way to intentionally misread. (1+ / 0-)
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        mightymouse

        Compare:

        he hasn't done as much as he needs to do. [...]  Is it enough?  Obviously not.  Is it a series of very small moves in the right direction?  Yes, and far better than anything that would happen under Rmoney.
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        So, nothing's going on?
        We need an all-out push.  We're not getting it.

        -7.75 -4.67

        "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

        There are no Christians in foxholes.

        by Odysseus on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 02:37:54 AM PDT

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    •  Money for retrofitted government buildings (1+ / 0-)
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      and for $50,000 to 150,000 homes of low income families was in the stimulus. Those investments will reduce energy use and cost for decades in the future.

      Also there are ongoing investments in battery/energy storage as well as alternative energy projects.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 04:34:52 PM PDT

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