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    Wolf is one of those career politicians who remain in office because they have a great PR staff.  You know, the kind that issue a Press Release saying "I love clean air and think every American deserves clean air." and then turns around and votes against legislation that would do exactly that.  

    You may find this hard to believe, by when Mr. Wolf spoke out against the American Clean Energy & Security Act he cited its cost as a major reason he was voting no.  Instead, Mr. Wolf supported a plan akin to a science fair where cash prizes would be given out to the winners.  

    In his own words..

    "That's why I support the Forbes amendment which would substitute this bill with a new Manhattan project for energy independence, bringing together the best and brightest minds of a new generation of scientists, engineers and researchers in a unified national challenge just as we did with the original Manhattan project in World War II.

    Like the first project, which was launched to ensure the security of our country, today our national security depends on our ability to produce reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly sources of energy to fuel our economy.

    This project would award significant cash prizes to the first person or entity to achieve set energy goals, such as doubling car fuel efficiency to 70 mpg while keeping vehicles affordable, cutting home and business energy usage in half, making solar power work at the same cost as coal, making the production of biofuels cost-competitive with gasoline, safely and cheaply storing carbon emissions from coal-powered plants, safely storing or neutralizing nuclear waste, and producing usable electricity from a nuclear fusion reaction.

    Just like the challenge of the space program to put a man on the moon in a decade, I believe by working together, a new Manhattan project could transform our nation's energy security. But the ``cap-and-trade'' plan the House considered is the wrong solution at the wrong time. We can do better and I think this alternative is a better solution."

    Really Frank?  The scientists involved in the Space Program or the Manhattan Project were in it for the "Cash Prizes"?

    So my answer to you, Green Miles, is yes.  Oh, yes.

    -r

    •  Sheesh. (0+ / 0-)

      That sounds like something Saxby Chambliss would say.

      If I were a resident of VA, I would vote for you!  Best of luck to you and the residents of the 10th.

    •  Nice narrative (0+ / 0-)

      If you campaign like you argue via your keyboard, with some grassroots help, you are in Rich. As a virginian who lives not in the 10th district, I will try to make time to help you make some calls and/or canvas. Good Luck!

      ...We have many more issues that bind us together than separate us!

      by ThisIsMyTime on Mon Jan 11, 2010 at 10:06:42 AM PST

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