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    at this point will be reactive, as in dealing with the destruction we should have worked to prevent but didn't.

    To be fair, I have not read Obama's speech from Tuesday. Also, I recognize he's proposing executive branch actions, and those are limited to some degree.

    But what concerns me is his consistent conservative approach to so many issues (on some he's more moderate). Every time he speaks on issues of energy and climate change, he sneaks in "clean coal," which is just so ridiculous. So it's hard for me to take him seriously if he's still pushing imaginary/"unicorn" solutions instead of what we desperately need - a complete, radical overhaul of our energy policy. And we can't do that unless we address and seriously regulate our economic structure which treats the earth as our own personal and infinite all-you-can-eat-buffet and trash dump.

    Again, I will look to the speech and judge his actions as things progress. But I have very little faith in him, and considering the potential actions from Congress in opposition, even less faith that change (from government) is possible.

    Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth. - Lucy Parsons

    by cruz on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 08:57:20 AM PDT

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