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|Subject: Re: smaller government, DrB?||Date: 5/19/2013 1:27 PM|
|Author: DrBob2||Number: 423227 of 451761|
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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