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Tuesday 11/13/12

Grassley: Bet on a Farm Bill Extension
Sen Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, says if he were a betting man he would bet on a one-year extension of the farm bill.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:59AM CST 11/13/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (5)
Sen. Grassley, I am not opposed to research and developement of alternative energy sources. When will wind, solar, renewables etc. provide enough energy to self sustain without all the hoopala of tax incentives to support it. Free enterprize creates jobs, not government! The efforts to promote jobs for wind construction in Spain has that country in a dire financial crisis. Is that not a concern?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:50AM CST 11/15/12
Bonnie, then why do we continue to give big oil subsidies? They haven't needed it for a very long time. Plus, we have a military that provides big oil protection in certain areas of the world. Should we start charging big oil for that as well? I think we need to continue to push for the expansion of wind, solar, and renewables to make them "profitable" so that we can keep our troops out of harms way. There is a reason we are always involved in conflict in the Middle East and not Africa. It's called Oil.
Posted by Matthew Schreurs at 9:32AM CST 11/15/12
Mathew, Was referencing subject matter of the article, not the total mess in government.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 8:41AM CST 11/16/12
Mathew makes too much sense, he doesn't realize that we need to sustain the big fossil fuel industries to keep jobs in dirty coal mines, exploding oil platforms and huge military excursions in Iraq and other Mideast countries to keep us in gas guzzling carbon belching monster pu trucks/SUV's! AND when that oil gets low we go to the tar sands and miles deep in the ocean to wring out the last drop by using even more carbon fuels to cause greater climate change....... um but you know Bonnie, there was an election and the majority rejected the Tea Party's ideology you preach,,,, it has become like "junk science" and while you have the right to keep on espousing that, "We the People" have mandated wind turbines over guns to get our energy needs and folks that think like Matthew are in charge!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 8:25AM CST 11/22/12
C'mon Jay, Don't be so quick to ridicule and demean. Please show enough respect of opinions by others to at least read before putting others down. My very first sentence of my contribution to this blog is quite self explantary. Where and how can you interpret that I favor tax subsidies for big corporations of any type. I am of the opinion all industry should be self sustaining, without specials favors, at some point. I did not disagree with Matthews' statement in any sense but simply tried to keep to the subject matter of the article.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 8:51AM CST 11/24/12
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