Good Think He Didn’t Mean It

“Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. [snip]…other new technologies will help us reach another great goal: to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025.” –George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, 1/31/06.

“One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn’t mean it literally.” —Knight Ridder Washington Bureau

Here is another Gem from the NY Times:

“The Energy Department will begin laying off researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the next week or two because of cuts to its budget.

A veteran researcher said the staff had been told that the cuts would be concentrated among researchers in wind and biomass, which includes ethanol. Those are two of the technologies that Mr. Bush cited on Tuesday night as holding the promise to replace part of the nation’s oil imports.”

These are the people who are to do the research to reduce our dependency by 75%.

I will not add commentary, as this speaks for its self. Also, my mom reads this and I may say some not nice words. What else did he not mean literally? Typical doulblespeak. Just like the Health Savings Accounts. The people that this is supposed to help do not have enough money to put into a savings account. Trust me, I would be one if I did not have insurance through my job.


2 thoughts on “Good Think He Didn’t Mean It

  1. Wayne says:

    While it doesn’t make it right, it should be pointed out that the Clinton administration cut twice as many jobs from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in 1996 as will be cut this year (225 versus approximately 100).

  2. Justin says:

    I agree.

    The fact of the matter is that if we are to put the addiction in recovery, we need all the help we can get.

    BTW, I have no problems punking out Dems when they screw up…Clinton cutting jobs was wrong, too.

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