Washington, DC – Congressman Dave Reichert’s Statement on American Clean Energy and Security Act:
“Energy independence and our national security are critical issues for America. These issues transcend politics. The future of this country is on the line and we can spare no effort when it comes to leading on these issues at a global level.
Energy independence and national security are indeed related and gambling that America can magically supply its energy needs by cutting off its availability from efficient sources is the lefts political plan. The right has said let’s increase domestic production here at home in a clean and responsible manner with technologies that are available now while working to improve on those technologies to make them even better and cleaner!
“This bill is not perfect, but it is a vital step toward energy independence.
A bill based on a lie is not even in the same category as perfect! I would not be surprised if our energy dependence actually increases after this scam was wrought considerable damage for a couple of years!
“America cannot maintain global leadership without innovation and new ideas, and we cannot lead if we increasingly depend on foreign nations to heat our homes and move people and goods.
Congress has deliberately created the dependence by continually working against the domestic production of our own energy and use of existing technologies. Innovation and new ideas come from free enterprise and not from government strings of control!
The price of inaction is too great; America cannot stand on the sidelines while our competitors embrace new energy efficient technologies.
The new technologies cost a fortune and deliver little in the way of efficiency while causing a myriad of brand new problems. American business does not stand on the sidelines, now or ever, did Obama give him this line?
It’s also important that we engage in a bipartisan discussion as we move forward – this bill has many other hoops to jump through before it becomes law and I will continue to work with my colleagues across the aisle and in the Senate to gain more tax relief for middle-income families.
This is an admission that middle class income families will be economically harmed by the legislation. A real bi-partisan discussion would to be allow the thousands of scientists that have expressed dissent to be heard and listened to before drafting legislation that devastates an entire country!
“Teddy Roosevelt was the true example of a Republican engaged in conserving resources for our children and grandchildren, but he also had the foresight to seek a brighter future for them. Republicans must be at the table as we look for solutions in energy independence and preserving our environment, while also looking at the bigger picture and working with all of our colleagues for a stronger nation.”
Thank God for Teddy Roosevelt! What a great leader, who had vision, and had principles, and stayed true to them without making our country weaker (in every area) with hair-brained schemes sure to cost jobs, money, status, and freedom, for all of America, like we have on the way with the Cap and Tax!
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