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Subject:  Re: smaller government, DrB? Date:  5/19/2013  1:27 PM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  423227 of 507721

He can hasten the development of less-polluting alternatives to older-generation refrigerants and other chemicals. He can order the Energy Department to embark on a major program to improve the efficiency of appliances and commercial and residential buildings, which consume a huge chunk of the country’s energy supply. And he can ramp up investment in basic research.
With slash & burn Republicans controlling the House (and purse strings)? I don't see how he could. They are against ALL that sort of thing, as I would expect you are too, DrB. Smaller government, doncha know...

Actually, I'm in favor of the R&D. I think that is where the government can play its most useful role. But as for the NYT's approach, I think it would be more an allocation of resources rather than an increase.

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