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View Poll Results: Which energy plan is better: McCain or Obama's?
McCain's plan is better! Drill, refine, clean coal, nuclear, wind, solar, etc. 7 70.00%
Obama's! Raise carbon taxes, no drilling, no refining, invest in future techs, no nuclear, no clean coal. 2 20.00%
Other / Neither - state below. 1 10.00%
I do not know / not sure. 0 0%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:17 AM
Location: USA
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John McCain's plan:

- Promoting drilling immediately while working on new forms of energy, which will take years to come and years to implement in large scale.

-Improve refining capacity. Stop bureaucracy to get a permit to repair a refining plant.

-Build 45 new nuclear electrical plants by 2030.
McCain calls for 45 new nuclear reactors - John McCain News - MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25251529/ - broken link)

-Invest in clean coal technologies, since the USA has 25% of the coal on planet Earth.
McCain talks nuclear, clean coal energy - First Read - msnbc.com

-Invest in solar, super car battery, and wind techs, but let free market companies fend off cost of investment and offer a government reward for American innovation and ingenuity.
John McCain Proposes $300 Million Reward For Super Battery (http://www.timesoftheinternet.com/645.html - broken link)

-Suspend the gas tax immediately to save Americans 35 cents per gallon. That is immediate help!
McCain's Gas-Tax Holiday

McCain Promotes Offshore Drilling, Calls Obama ‘Dr. No’ of Energy - America’s Election HQ

Obama's plan:

-No drilling.
Obama: no offshore drilling

-No refining.

-No nuclear power.

YouTube - Obama Nuclear

-No clean coal.
Why doesn't Obama want clean coal, methane, nuclear, drilling, alternatives incentives or gas tax relief? - Yahoo! Answers

-High gas prices are good for America.

YouTube - obama Says- Americans Want Higher Gas Prices

-Support "Cap-And-Trade" laws (basically a tax on anything that "pollutes", to include factories where people work, gasoline, diesel, truckers, cab drivers, natural gas, coal, etc, which in turn would raise prices of food, clothes, books, etc... anything that would be transported using a fuel.

-Invest in future "alternative energy" due to "global warming".
Barack Obama | Change We Can Believe In | Energy

-Hope that someday someone will invent a car that can run with a wind turbine on the roof and a solar panel on the hood. Or something like that.

-Send Americans some kind of an Economic Stimulus check to help pay for high gas bills and do nothing now to lower prices.

-Insist "bitter Americans who cling to guns and religion" live in city ghettos, since these Americans cannot afford homes close to their jobs, so they can walk to work or ride a subway or bus. That would eliminate gas use.

-No to ending gas taxes to help families.
McCain, Obama at Odds on Gas Prices | Washington Bureau

-Use the US's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to give Americans 3 days' worth
of oil cheaper.
Democrats target Strategic Petroleum Reserve; voice your opinion now | theadvertiser.com | The Advertiser

-To add insult to injury, Obama wants to TAX every American alive and send the money to the UN!!!
American Thinker: Obama's Global Tax

Now here is the kicker:

Even the CANADIANS are making fun of Americans for their stupidity for not drilling and not refining!!! They must think that if Obama is elected, that would be proof of America to American stupidity!!!

CFP: No Drilling. No New Refineries. Get a Horse!


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Old 07-29-2008, 02:14 AM
Location: S.Florida
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I supported Hillary only because I felt in long run she would take us to where we needed to go she lived in the real world . Not the Al Gore lala land.

I than went with Obama but the not digging for more oil the saying NO to every real idea like Nuclear power plants etc made me go Independent.

The "Christian" conservative Neocon GOP is out of the question as disagree on to many things other than this topic.

However Obama will invest in -

" solar, super car battery, and wind techs" but untill its where we want it to be we better dig and add nuclear energy as this could take decade easily if not more
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:24 AM
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Oh sure, the republicans are great at energy policy. You must remember that the republicans controlled the senate and the presidency for years, WHILE McCAIN WAS IN OFFICE. So why did he not propose any decent energy measures years ago when he and his cronies had the chance? Nope, they're just hopping on the democrat's bandwagon AFTER their oil buddies screwed them over. Give me a break. You had your chance and our country has gone to hell in a handbasket. The ball is now in OUR court to fix the mess the republicans have created. Including a RECORD DEFICIT THIS YEAR. Get real people! This country is going down the tubes if we keep up the CURRENT leadership under McBush.
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