View Full Version : The Miraculous Kerry Energy Plan

10-10-2004, 01:00 PM
The eight-page Kerry-Edwards energy plan reads more like a new age feel good tome than a policy program. Its specific proposals are either self-contradictory or depend on passing unusual legislation that would repeal the laws of economics, chemistry and thermodynamics.

Kerry claims it will make the U.S. independent of Middle East oil, lower American energy bills, save jobs and clean the environment. And, best of all, it's "revenue neutral;" Washington-speak for "free."

However, Kerry has committed, as president, to keep all federal spending other than healthcare and education below the rate of inflation. He's also on record supporting sending 40,000 more troops to Iraq. Unless he's planning not to train, equip or feed those troops he can't keep both commitments and have an energy program that requires lots of new money. So, Sen. Kerry says, "C'est un solution miraculeuse! Free money."

Of course, free in Washington doesn't mean the same as free elsewhere on planet Earth. Actually, Kerry's plan costs $30 billion. Sen. Kerry's "free" comes in because the 30 large will be made up from savings in the federal government's electricity bill. Allors, oui, the déjà vu of capturing savings from "government waste and fraud."<hr /></blockquote> The Article (http://www.techcentralstation.com/082704I.html)

Good read if you're interested in where Kerry is planning to take US Energy Policy.