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megimoo
09-20-2008, 08:55 PM
'Gang of 20' won't offer energy bill:D

A bipartisan group of senators who sought a compromise in the rancorous energy debate won't introduce their bill before lawmakers adjourn for the elections, several Senate aides said Thursday.Instead, the so-called Gang of 20 will offer a statement of principals outlining their agreement on a host of divisive issues, including expanded offshore drilling. They plan to offer legislation once the political season has ended, according to an aide to a Democrat involved in the discussions. The aide said that the election-year environment has poisoned the atmosphere and hampered the chances of passing a bill on such a controversial campaign topic....snip

No legislative language was drafted in early August. But the group agreed to a broad set of goals, including transitioning 85 percent of the country's automobiles to non-petroleum-based fuels within 20 years, providing incentives to boost nuclear energy, repealing billions in subsidies for oil companies, opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico off of Florida for oil exploration, and allowing Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia to decide whether to allow drilling off their shores.

Since the group won't offer a bill, it's unclear how the energy debate will unfold days before the scheduled Sept. 26 adjournment. Since consideration of the bill was expected to play a significant role in the debate, some senior aides expected Democrats would scrap next week's energy debate, in light of the packed scheduled before the recess and the heightened focus on the economic downturn. But no decisions have been announced, according to a Democratic leadership aide.

Democrats, under pressure to lift a nearly three-decade-old ban on drilling, seemed open to the plan to deflect criticism that they were standing in the way of finding more domestic supplies.

But many Republicans criticized the plan, raising concerns that by offering a compromise to Democrats and their presidential candidate Barack Obama, it would blunt a potent election-year attack that has gained traction at the polls. GOP presidential candidate John McCain opposed the plan, and Democrats were preparing to attack the Arizona senator for standing in the way of a bipartisan compromise. And many Republicans, like Sen. McCain, said repealing subsidies from oil companies would amount to a tax hike.


http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/gang-of-20-wont-offer-energy-bill-2008-09-18.html

expat-pattaya
09-21-2008, 01:11 AM
In other words, congress pays lip service to the growing issue of energy dependance and does nothing.

Move along folks. Nothing to see here. Keep moving.......

megimoo
09-21-2008, 10:03 AM
When they get home to campaign there are going to be a lot of questions on why they allowed the banking system to fail and what part all of their pork played in it.The high price of gasoline is a gut pocket book issue .

They can't afford to support the treeHumpers and hold off an angry voting public at the same time when their reelections are at hand .Pelosi has a different problem,her voters are looking for Bushes scalp and she will have to hold off a mob of screaming Maoists pinko's calling for an end of America's oil and all energy !Reids supporters are just plain stupid to reelect that little turd !

PoliCon
09-21-2008, 10:12 AM
congress doesn't NEED to offer a bill. The current prohibition expires shortly. They need only sit back and relax and the envirowackos lose.

megimoo
09-21-2008, 10:29 AM
congress doesn't NEED to offer a bill. The current prohibition expires shortly. They need only sit back and relax and the envirowackos lose.
They won't giveup without a fight.They have supporters with very deep pockets and all politicians are such whores for cash !

PoliCon
09-21-2008, 03:55 PM
They won't giveup without a fight.They have supporters with very deep pockets and all politicians are such whores for cash !yet another reason to advocate for term limits.

BadCat
09-21-2008, 06:09 PM
yet another reason to advocate for term limits.

You bet.
+1

marinejcksn
09-22-2008, 06:11 AM
You bet.
+1

I concur.
:cool:

AmPat
09-22-2008, 06:23 AM
yet another reason to advocate for term limits.

And line item veto.:cool:

megimoo
09-22-2008, 10:48 AM
And line item veto.:cool:
How do you propose to get a term limit bill through the Congress when when those thieving lawyers vote on their own fate ?

PoliCon
09-22-2008, 07:46 PM
How do you propose to get a term limit bill through the Congress when when those thieving lawyers vote on their own fate ?You don't. You bypass the congress and do it through the people.

megimoo
09-22-2008, 07:49 PM
You don't. You bypass the congress and do it through the people.

Are You advocating a revolution ?

PoliCon
09-22-2008, 08:54 PM
Are advocating a revolution ?You know that there is more than one way to get an amendment to the constitution.