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  •  A modern day "New Deal" Jobs program=renewable.. (6+ / 0-)

    ..energy.

    This:

    if democrats would emphasize it, and educate the voters on the stakes, it would be a HUGE electoral issue.
    And this:
    However, it would be good to see Schweitzer not waltz into a Senate nomination. A good primary fight will be good for him, so that he always knows he has a left flank to worry about on the environment. So I'd support other Democrats getting in like the two you named. And I'd like to see them go ahead and run on environmental issues. I think Schweitzer will still win, but it'll be good for him to have to deal with that. - emphasis added
    ..are key imo. We've got to emphasize that investing in renewable for the future could be the huge jobs program starting right now.

    Like thinking of the renewable energy industy as a modern version of the New Deal when hydroelectric energy building was part of a jobs programs  

    •  Yes! A green energy New Deal jobs program (2+ / 0-)
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      Eric Nelson, afausser

      I think Schweitzer would come around on green energy as part of a massive infrastructure program which includes getting people back to work building a clean and lower CO2 future. Anything else leads to a dystopian world we don't want to create.

      Eradicate magical thinking

      by Zinman on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 09:32:01 PM PDT

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