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  •  unfortunately, I think it is late in the day (6+ / 0-)

    to hope for a Green Deal from this president, which would include a push for the following items: a stimulus and jobs program for sustainable energy, infrastructure, transportation, and agriculture; the revocation of fossil fuel subsidies; imposition of a revenue-neutral carbon tax; and a concerted effort to produce a binding climate agreement among the industrialized nations.

    Right now the centerpiece of his grand deficit reduction program is to cut taxes a bit on middle-class earners. If you go to the WH website, you will see pages and pages touting the virtues of this modest tax cut.

    That does not give me a lot of confidence in his willingness to think big and take political risks.

    I would, however, love to be surprised.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 02:11:53 PM PST

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