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    Who is really writing the bills for Congress? This is an excerpt from an article 9/27 by Fred Hutchison:

     
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    Don't you just love when people pull shit out of their asses?
     
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    Achievements

    In 2009, the Apollo Alliance marked these achievements:
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    In February 2009 Congress approved and President Barack Obama signed the breakthrough clean energy and green-collar jobs provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The $787 billion stimulus legislation that President Obama signed in a Denver museum partially powered by a rooftop solar array contains $86 billion in clean energy and green-collar job programs, plus $27.5 billion in road and highway construction funds, much of which state transportation departments will use to repair infrastructure and not on building new highways.

    As Apollo noted since the package was introduced on January 15, the provisions that formed a big part of the foundation of the stimulus was funding to build new transit and high speed rail lines, weatherize homes, develop next generation batteries for clean vehicles, scale up wind and solar power, build a modern electric grid, and train a new generation of green-collar workers. In every way, the clean energy provisions of the stimulus bill are a surpassing achievement.

    The magnitude of the investment and the bill’s comprehensive sweep reflect the unleashing of a pent-up demand for a new way to power and employ America — $17.7 billion for rail development, $34 billion for energy efficiency, $7.9 billion for renewable energy, $10.9 billion for a smart electric grid, $3.3 billion for next generation batteries and alternative fuel vehicles, $4.5 billion for energy research. The clean energy focus of the stimulus was inspired by the Apollo Alliance’s vision, and the specific content of many of the bill’s provisions was influenced by policy proposals that the Apollo Alliance made last year in The New Apollo Program and the Apollo Economic Recovery Act.

    “The recovery bill represents the focused work of labor, business, environmental and social justice organizations who developed a clear strategy about where the nation needed to go, and worked together to achieve it,” said Phil Angelides, former California treasurer and chairman of the Apollo Alliance. As Senator Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, noted in a statement. “We’ve talked about moving forward on these ideas for decades. The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in motivating the public to support them.”

    Achievements : Apollo Alliance
     
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    Id love it if you pulled your head out of your ass
     
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    A group that lobbies for investment in clean energy. The horror! The horror!
     
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    And how would you view this if a group that lobbies for more drilling wrote the bill?
     
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    Two points.

    1. That's already had that happen. Energy policy during the Bush administration was written by oil companies.
    2. Other than the ranting from the depths of Beck's diseased mind, there is no evidence to support his claim that the bill was written by a third party.
     
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    And, how did you view that?

    I'm trying to demonstrate the power of objectivity over subjectivity when analyzing a situation, if you care to know why I'm asking.
     
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    Big difference between a group talking to elected officials and saying what they'd like to see in a bill (as was the case with the bill in question in this thread) and a group being given the reigns to write the bill themselves.
     
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    You still haven't answered my question.

    And, according to the OP, it wasn't just talking, as you assert. If you have a source to support your assertion that it was just groups talking, then provide that rebutting support.
     
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