30 Apr '11, 11am

GOP Rep. Barletta laughs in the face of constituents who question his support for oil subsidies « Climate Progress:

Mike Roddy (#1), you are completely right. In fact, the most rational thing the government could do is nationalize the oil companies that are supposedly based in this country and slap restrictive high tariffs on any foreign based companies. Of course these measures should also be linked to strict rationing of all fossil fuels while steadily reducing allocations over time while pushing alternative energy sources as well as drastically modifying American culture and life styles until our society just doesn’t use fossil fuels any more. Of course I also agree with Tim (#2) that we’re actually going in the opposite direction. Because of this fact and the realities of human nature, I feel very strongly that any inevitable restrictions will only occur in a very haphazard and excruciatingly painful way for most people as our society and economy steadily disintigrate at an accelera...

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