Citizens for Strength & Security

Aug 15 2008

The Best Laid Economic Plans Part II: Barack Obama

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Before you delve into this article, I wanted to make one thing clear about this issue, and it’s very important that everyone understand this. What we are talking about here, when you boil it down, are proposals for economic reform bills to be passed in Congress. It’s important to remember that the President has no authority to write law. As Jon Stewart wrote in “America: A Citizens Guide to Inaction“, “Though the President is very powerful, He cannot make laws. The president can suggest laws. The President can call individual congressmen and threaten, beg, and cajole them to make laws. The President can use the bully pulpit and appeal directly to the people to ask congress to make laws. The President can promise that if these congressmen pass the laws the President likes, he will make them a delicious sandwich. The President can hold his breath and pound his fist and threaten to run away, but the President cannot make laws. The President can observe a vexing situation that seems to run counter to common sense,

Aug 12 2008

The Best Laid Economic Plans Part I: John McCain

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This two part series is meant to delve in to the finer points of the candidates’ economic plans. It may get a bit boring, but it’s meant to be more of a reference than an article. If there are inaccuracies that you find, please send concerns to nextgenpolitics@gmail.com Subject line: McCain Economic Plan. It is my goal to be as accurate as possible.

(Before you delve into this article, I wanted to make one thing clear about this issue, and it’s very important that everyone understand this. What we are talking about here, when you boil it down, are proposals for economic reform bills to be passed in Congress. It’s important to remember that the President has no authority to write law. As Jon Stewart wrote in “America: A citizens guide to inaction“, “Though the President is very powerful, He cannot make laws. The president can suggest laws. The President can call individual congressmen and threaten, beg, and cajole them to make laws. The President can use the bully pulpit and appeal directly to the people to ask congress to make laws.

Aug 4 2008

Obama’s Change Of Heart

obamaObama today unveiled his new energy plan. While reversing himself on “limited new offshore drilling” and tapping the nation’s emergency oil stockpile, he also has called for a policy that provides $1,000 energy rebates and invests in renewable energy. A move that is sure to recieve both cheers and jeers.

In a speech in Michigan, Obama also endorsed long-term work on hybrid cars and renewable energy sources. In his speech Obama stated, “Breaking our oil addiction is one of the greatest challenges our generation will ever face, It will take nothing less than a complete transformation of our economy,”

Obama has called for the release of 70 million barrels of oil from the emergency oil stockpile, and has stated that releasing oil for the stockpile has, in the past, lowered gas prices within two weeks.

The reserve contains 707 million barrels of oil and was last tapped in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. The reserve is capable of releasing approximately 4 million barrels of oil per day,