Economics, Energy and the Environment

Thanks for the Employment Act, Senator Reid!

Now and then, when the economic mayhem afflicting the United States becomes particularly acute and newsworthy, I think “perhaps this will bring our decision makers to their senses, and they’ll stop trying to sabotage the energy systems that power our economy. Perhaps they’ll drop the faux-environmental policies that are more about economics and politics than they are about environmental protection. Perhaps they’ll knock off the fetishistic wind- and solar-power boosting, and stop trying to direct us away from abundant, affordable energy that might allow us to grow our way out of the economic sinkhole we’re in. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll come to their senses this time.”

Hah! Instead, according to The Hill,

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that Democrats hope to make energy one of their “signature issues” when Congress returns from its summer recess next month.

“One of the things at the top of the list is energy jobs, and we’re going to see if we can get some cooperation from Republicans so we can make that one of our signature issues over the next couple of months,” Reid told reporters Wednesday on a conference call.

He said energy will be a major part of the jobs agenda outlined by top Senate Democrats shortly before they left for August recess.

So much for coming to their senses. Looks like I won’t run out of things to write about anytime soon.

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