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Obama Uses Monument Act in Another Western Land Grab

Manny41 Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 10:27 AM
Absent massive government (taxpayer) subsidies, alternative energy is economically nonviable. Even with Obama's crony capitalism most of his green buddies went bankrupt (and screwed us). The technology to make alternative energy viable is many years away (and with Obama's tax plans, may never come to fruition). Until alternative energy works, fossil fuels and nuclear are the only reasonable source of energy. When the enrironazis accept reality, perhaps an energy policy can be instituted. Obama wasted 4 years without a policy.

New Mexico is once again on the bottom of the list—or the top, depending on your perspective. Forbes recently announced the “death spiral” states. New Mexico was the worst “with 1.53 takers for every maker” (Forbes defines “takers” and “makers” this way: “A taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient. A maker is someone gainfully employed in the private sector”). It seems New Mexico can’t get a break from Washington. Instead of unleashing the state’s biggest single private-sector employer, the essential job-creating giant is impeded at every opportunity.

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