Monday, May 16, 2011
“The J.A. Madison Energy Plan to Save America”
by John Alexander Madison
May 16, 2011
The economy, deficit spending and the national debt are, of course, our #1 priority. One critical element to resolve these issues and get America back on track is to develop of a long-term energy strategy for America. Nothing else is more important to the reversal of this country’s economic decline. The J.A. Madison Energy Plan to Save America follows.
1.Maintain tax credits for the oil industry. These credits are available to all U.S. manufacturers and to isolate the oil industry for retraction of these credits is inappropriate, especially in light of the Administration’s tax credits and subsidies for alternative forms of energy development.
2.End all subsidies for Brazilian oil exploration and development, immediately.
3.Mandate that all Americans invest in a U.S. oil company of their choice and, in doing so, receive a tax credit. This will replace all Obamacare mandates. Liberals begrudge capitalism and, specifically, they disapprove of American energy producing companies from making any profit whatsoever. Through this program, the economy will be stimulated through greater investments in American business, we will reduce reliance on foreign oil, and Americans will have more disposable income, thereby further stimulating the economy. If you begrudge stockholders earning dividends, why don’t you invest in oil companies and share the wealth?
4.Support all domestic efforts to extract all known oil, natural gas and coal deposits. The Bakken Formation, part of the Williston Basin located primarily in North Dakota and south central Saskatchewan, Canada, is reported to be the largest domestic oil discovery since Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay. It has the potential to eliminate all American dependence on foreign oil. Allowing extraction of all known oil and natural gas reserves in the Continental United States. It has been reported that there is more oil under the Roan Plateau and Piceance Basin than all the other oil reserves in the world.
5.Create a national draft for all environmentalists and send them to the Middle East for two years each. Their assignment is to convince these major oil producing and exporting countries to cease oil and natural gas exploration due to environmental concerns. With the decline of foreign energy sources, the U.S. will be forced to develop all its natural resources to meet our domestic energy needs. That includes the 350 years of known coal reserves right here in the United States.
6.Plant a tree in memory of each drafted and deported tree hugger. As we learned in fifth grade science class, photosynthesis generates oxygen which oxygen breathing animals need to survive. In return, we exhale carbon dioxide which plants need for photosynthesis.
7.Encourage car pooling and plan multi-purpose car trips. Don’t run to the store every time you need something. Make a list.
8.Support the construction of a national railway system to be run by private industry, not the federal government. Support for this effort will include removal of all unreasonable barriers, such environmental impact studies, licensing and taxes. The federal government must step aside and allow capitalism to do what it does best.
9.Keep the federal government out of all energy initiatives. After all they have led social security, Medicare, Medicaid, the U.S. Postal Service and Amtrak into bankruptcy. “How’s that workin’ for you?”
10.Eliminate foreign aid to all countries from whom we purchase oil. Our purchase of their oil production is enough foreign aid in support of their economies.
The most important effort to lower our domestic energy costs is to harness the hot air emulating from the White House and apply it to a more useful purpose. Or, deny our President a second term thereby reducing hot air emissions and global warming.