Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bush Talks Big On Biofuel And Windmills Then Cuts Their Funding


By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Republicans continue the "talk like liberals act like assholes" plan. Nearly every declaration in the latest Bush Speeccch was a blunt lie. Now, Bush is either backpedalling like crazy and falling on his rear end, or sticking his pink tongue out at us and laughing as he does the exact opposite. Like cutting staff and funds for wind and biofuel research the same day he claims this will be the wave of the future!

From the New York Times via Facti, one of our readers::
Congress and the administration have at times sent conflicting signals about their priorities, further complicating Mr. Bush's prospects of pushing through his proposals.

The Energy Department will begin laying off researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the next week or two because of cuts to its budget.

A veteran researcher said the staff had been told that the cuts would be concentrated among researchers in wind and biomass, which includes ethanol. Those are two of the technologies that Mr. Bush cited on Tuesday night as holding the promise to replace part of the nation's oil imports.

The budget for the laboratory, which is just west of Denver, was cut by nearly 15 percent, to $174 million from $202 million, requiring the layoff of about 40 staff members out of a total of 930, said a spokesman, George Douglas. The cut is for the fiscal year that began on Oct. 1.
Last I looked, Congress is a bunch of craven idiots spending money like there is no tomorrow, money on war, and the are the same party and same mind and same modus operandi as Bush. So this is not an example of Congress not coordinating with our dictator, it is Congress quietly killing anything that interferes with the corporate wolves feasting on our carcasses!

Namely, they do not want us to be "free" or "self sufficient" or anything, they want us trapped and forced to work for nearly nothing and get as little back as possible while they live like emperors and kings and can laugh at us.

Bush and Rove knew perfectly well, they were lying last night. They knew this was a TV show, not serious politics. They knew they would get the support of all the media whores who would trumpet Bush as some dawning hero instead of the Yellow Dwarf (refering to an old fairy tale of a dwarf wizard who disguised himself).
Representative Joe L. Barton of Texas, the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, even seemed to contradict the president's alarms about high energy prices. "America runs on energy that is both abundant and available at prices we can afford to pay," Mr. Barton said in a statement.
Um, Bush himself said that high energy prices were OK and he was happy with the market setting the rates and he was utterly indifferent as to how many people suffer from this. After all, what are they going to do? Go to their Diebold polling places and vote?

This all goes back to the idea that we have a democracy which is a lie. We don't.
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