Thursday, July 27, 2006
Funny isn't it? How Republicans and their energy executive allies can party it up in Washington while giving you the middle finger. You'd think that a party who was ashamed enough to try to hide its ties to the wealthy, well-connected and corporations behind a curtain of faux populism based on bashing and discriminating against gays wanting to get married and flag burning would try to hide such an affair. You'd think they'd try to preserve their populist, common-man image but those images were nothing more than William Henry Harrison's faux log cabin (he came from a wealthy Virginia family) and nothing more than Bush's "let's have you stockbrokers take off your ties so it looks like middle-class citizens support my tax cuts to the wealthy" game. What kind of party am I talking about? Well Think Progress reported that the White House held a one-year anniversary party for the Energy Firm Welfare Act, I mean Energy Policy Act of 2005 to celebrate the giving away of $14.5 billion to an industry that was already making obscene profits and didn't need them.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Secretary of Energy to Observe One-Year Anniversary of the Energy Policy Act of 2005
WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, July 26, 2006, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman will join Senator Pete Domenici and Congressman Joe Barton to deliver remarks at an “EPAct at One” celebration. Secretary Bodman and Chairmen Domenici and Hobson are expected to discuss the importance of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, America’s first comprehensive energy legislation in over a decade. They will also highlight progress towards implementing the Act intended to increase the United States energy security and reduce its dependence on sources of energy from unstable regions of the world.
WHO: Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman
U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (NM)
U.S. Congressman Joe Barton (TX-6th)
Representatives of industries who are benefiting from tax incentives available through the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Poor Poor Compassionate Conservatives...you always complain about money going to welfare and social programs for the disabled and children, but you stay silent when the Litterbox Adminstration shits away your hard-earned cash and gives it to an industry which is benefiting from the war in Iraq which wasn't fought for oil but to drive prices up by preventing Iraqi oil from flooding the market.
So the message is this. We're looking inside the window while these pigs are gobbling up the gourmet food while we get the slops. A person I forgot where mentioned Animal Farm's final scene. This is exactly that except now that we have Cheney and his cronies telling us to "go eat some cake."
and if you really think that this money on tax breaks is going towards "cleaner-burning" coal plants, then you really need to be raptured up.
Remember when there was that huge uproar earlier in the year and the Republicans came out and complained that the companies were making too much of a profit? Remember how they wanted to give you $100 so that you could piss it all away within a matter of two weeks at the pump? Remember any benefit that came out of all that hullaboo? Of course not, because as this party shows, they were never serious about taking on the energy and gas industry and Big Oil. Of course not, but in an election year, they had to show that yes, they too felt your pain, that they could feel empathy for the common voter, while celebrating with an industry and not divulging what Cheney and his gang of energy execs were planning for the energy bill. We did not know anything about it until it virtually came to the floor of Congress, because if we did know, we would have been up in arms, but then again, Bush fooled us with his faux populism proclaiming that the energy bill was needed to drive down the price of fuel at the pump, blaming Democrats for obstructing this abomination of a bill which did not drive prices down as it was touted it would do.