Friday, March 13, 2009

Conservatives Present Actual Stimulus Bill

More ideas which won't make it past QueenNancy's desk--but which do NOT cost taxpayer money AND which will provide jobs.

The “no-cost stimulus plan” calls for expanding offshore oil and gas production and leasing the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas producers, which in turn would generate new federal revenue.

“This is an energy plan involving both traditional and renewable energy that can create significant jobs, significant economic growth without costing the U.S taxpayer one cent and without having to borrow more money,” Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) said during a Capitol Hill news conference.

The plan also would allow commercial leasing of oil shale as long as there is a profitable interest, expedite the nuclear plant licensing process and prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using the Clean Air Act as “ammo” to enforce carbon dioxide regulations.

The new revenue would be used to create an Alternative Renewable Energy Trust Fund that would be dedicated to “clean” and renewable energy programs

Next up: remove corn-based ethanol mandates--which will make food and fuel less expensive AND provide production surpluses for export to other countries having shortages.

Or does that make too much sense?

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