With all of our attention being focused on the Trump/Russia hoax, the impeachment, the Coronavirus, and the matchup between communism and capitalism, we find the Senate Republicans trying to sneak through a program worthy of the progressive socialist democrats…
We see John McCain’s protégé Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leading the party left as he lobbies the President to increase immigration and progressive Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R-AK) support for an outrageous spending bill such as 555-page S.2657, known as the American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA), a compilation of 50 energy bills filled with leftist special interest pork.
If this bill passes, it appears that the Senate Republicans are turning their back on a market economy and going back to former President Obama's green energy failure of picking winners and losers such as the bankrupt Solyndra.
Bait and switch?
The original introduced S. 2657, known as the “Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act of 2019” – with its cutsie “AGILE” backronym – has been gutted with strikeout text and will serve as “the legislative vehicle for the bipartisan energy innovation package.” According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “when a vote on the motion to proceed to S. 2657 is successful, Murkowski and Manchin will offer a substitute amendment featuring the full text of the AEIA.”
According to the Senate Energy Committee…
“The key provisions in the AEIA focus on energy efficiency; renewable energy; energy storage; carbon capture, utilization, and storage; advanced nuclear; industrial and vehicle technologies; the Department of Energy; mineral security, cyber and grid security and modernization; and workforce development.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held legislative hearings and business meetings throughout 2019 and, following regular order, reported more than 50 energy-related bills to the full Senate on an individual basis. Most of those measures have now been compiled in the AEIA.” <Source>
For those wishing to view the progressive damage themselves, the full bill text can be found here, the high-level executive summary can be found here, and the section-by-section format can be found here.
Not so ironically, the last portion of the bill, Section 3040, is titled “Repeal of Prior Limitations on Compensation of the Secretary of the Interior.” For those who have little or no knowledge of Trump’s Cabinet, the Secretary of the Interior is David Bernhardt, described as an attorney, energy industry lobbyist, and a government administrator.
Every day, with every bill, we find the GOP moving left. Putting themselves and the party before our Constitution, our nation, and our citizens. Let us not concentrate only on the progressive socialist democrats, but keep the pressure on our GOP legislators to do the right thing.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell