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Bush’s energy plan

It seems ironic that the president, in his State of the Union address, placed such a high priority on alternative energy sources. This administration has rejected most calls for conservation of energy and been in denial about the problems associated with continued slavery to oil. President Bush called for an all-out effort to develop alternative energy sources so we can be free of dependence on Middle East oil in 25 years. He stated (proudly) that the USA has spent $10 billion on alternative energy research since 2001. That doesn’t sound too impressive considering that Exxon-Mobil oil showed a profit of over $10 billion for the fourth quarter of 2005 and over $35 billion profit for the year – and that is just one company. I’m sure they could help with this research – maybe with a windfall tax.

Doug Wilson

Lake of the Pines


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