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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Energy Independence

The Washington Times has reported on more polling data on energy and the results clearly show Americans regardless of political affiliation want energy independence.
 Three out of five Americans (62 percent) noted rising fuel and other energy prices as their chief economic concern, including 62 percent of Republicans, 62 percent of Democrats and 61 percent of independents. In January 2005, by contrast, 51 percent cited energy prices as their major concern.

Nine out of 10 Americans, including 85 percent of Republicans, 93 percent of Democrats and 88 percent of independents, said the federal government is "not doing enough" about high energy prices and U.S. dependence on Middle Eastern energy sources.  

Nine of out 10 Americans, including 86 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of independents, said energy-related issues - including gasoline prices, home heating-oil prices, global warming and energy independence - will be "very important" or "somewhat important" when they vote.
 Yet Congress, despite calls from Republican members, failed to act before the July 4th break. This issue should be front and center on their agenda and Congress should take action before their August break to demonstrate they are listening to the public.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Washington Times is known for right-wing reporting and factual inaccuracies, and not a single power player in america, GOP or Dem, would bet their career on anything that rag says...

So it only makes sense, Scott, that you would use their propoganda as fact.

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