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Be a Patriot: Expand Your Carbon Footprint Today

sfischer Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 9:12 AM
They pay for the salaries of the workers who use extra energy driving to and from the recycling facility. It is all government mandated inefficiencies that create and overall net drag on both the economy and the environment.

 

I'm proposing a bold conservation program to involve every state, county, and city and every average American in our energy battle. This effort will permit you to build conservation into your homes and your lives at a cost you can afford. I ask Congress to give me authority for mandatory conservation and for standby gasoline rationing. To further conserve energy, I'm proposing tonight an extra ten billion dollars over the next decade to strengthen our public transportation systems. And I'm asking you for your good and for your nation's security to take no unnecessary trips, to use carpools or public...