What government should be... The Dept of Energy
Ok, you guys know the drill by now.
My Original "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" post here
Department of Education
Department of Agriculture
Now on to the department of Energy!
Environmentalists stay tuned on this one because it will be an emotional roller coaster.
As of today the Department of Energy no longer exists. (Environmentalists say boo!)
All research programs are non-funded. (Environmentalists say boo!)
Non-defense Clean-up and nuclear waste disposal will be transfered to the Environmental protection Agency. (Environmentalists say yeah!)
Nuclear Security Administration will be transferred to the Dept of Defense. (Environmentalists say yeah!)
Defense environmental clean-up and Uranium related activities will be transferred to the Department of Defense. (Environmentalists say boo!)
Again a lot of this was stolen from Chris Edwards here
Now the reason that I can get rid of the Department of Energy is because of a few laws the we passed...
The first law that is in 5 years we are adding a $5.00 tax on a gallon of Gasoline and in 10 years that tax goes on to be $10.00. (Environmentalists say yeah!)
The second law is a $5.00 tax on on a gallon of Ethanol or Methanol derived from food crops and in 10 years that tax goes on to be $10.00. (Environmentalists say boo!)
Ok so what gives? I stated in my manifesto that I didn't want a regressive tax and then I put a huge tax on oil which is regressive. Well in my defense, I'm hoping that the tax isn't relevant. I believe that we are close enough now on subverting oil that the free market can solve the problem with enough incentive before the tax hits.
I'm a firm believer that we can solve our other energy problems much easier if we can first break away from oil extortionists. It has an added advantage that when we break away that they try to recoup money from the next biggest buyer, which I believe would be China at this point.
Ok, so why tax Ethanol or Methanol? Well I'm not taxing all Ethanol or Methanol, just what's derived from food crops. Why? because if I didn't, the price of a box of cornflakes would hit $10 even before my tax on gasoline tax took effect. This is extremely regressive and most liberals don't really care about that fact either. The dream is more important than the details with them. Well, for me the only important thing is the details, so we aren't gonna starve Uncle Joe to make sure that we can pat ourselves on the back for energy independence. Also I have removed all subsidies from the Dept of Agriculture in the last blog post. This means that we need alternative crops! With the first 2 laws we may have opened up a chance for switch grass farmers, algae farmers, and cellulose farmers.
Last we need to talk about the 3rd law. The 3rd law deals with the energy finances. I have $29.322 billion dollars every year that's committed to making the country energy independent. Once that happens that money will get diverted to making the states energy independent. We'll start with the smallest states first.and once all states are energy independent then all money goes back to research. I don't want to remove any money here, I just want to make it more effective.
Ok, guys I have put a lot of time in the last few posts and I get recs but no comments. I would really prefer the comments. Even if you hate the ideas, light me up! I really want to fix things and your opinion counts more than your admiration.
If you are really ambitious, pick apart my last few posts. Our forefathers counted on discourse and not apathy.