Our Republican Congress has consistently shown they will gladly sacrifice our environment and our nation to benefit their corporate donors. The recently passed energy bill promotes energy corporation interests while pretending to help the American public. Once again, they duck the real issues and simply pass the bill on to the American taxpayers. The real issue is lack of oil; a problem that will grow worse regardless of how much and where we drill. New technologies and alternate sources of energy are a long term solution to the problem, instead of a temporary quick fix. However, our government has chosen to give several million dollars in tax breaks to corporations that already rake in billions of dollars each year from hardworking Americans, instead of spending the money on a long term solution that will give our country independence from foreign oil.
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