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Jerry Taylor Quotes

This is less about Americans' addiction to oil than to Republican politicians' addiction to polls. The rhetoric is bracing but the proposals are mercifully trivial.
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#Addiction

It's not really a compensation for higher gas prices. It's simply a please-vote-for-me-in-November payment.
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#Compensation

The president offered bracing new rhetoric about where he would like to take energy policy in the coming year, but he suggested little more than a bit more money for the same old programs that have failed in the past. It's the political equivalent of the triumph of hope over experience.
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#Energy

This bill will allow politicians to tell voters they're, quote, doing something about high energy prices. And the bill also allows politicians to hand out subsidies and preferences and tax dollars to well-organized interest groups -- and that's what Congress likes to do best.
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#Energy

I don't think consumers benefit from corporate welfare, and that's all that these proposals add up to. With energy prices as high as they are, we don't need to provide any incentives.
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#Energy

There are things teachers implement that aren't reflected in the improvement plans or in scores, ... There are things they are doing right every day.
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#Improvement

What I am asking, I guess, is do you intend to work on it?
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#Work

If they want a poster boy for the Energy Hog, they can put President Bush's mug up there for jetting around the country for useless photo ops to try to bring his poll numbers back up,
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#Energy

If those technologies have economic merit, no subsidy is necessary.
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#Merit

If those technologies have economic merit, no subsidy is necessary. If they don't, no subsidy will provide it. Those subsidies have failed to produce economic energy in the past, and there is little reason to expect that they will do so in the future.
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#Merit

Clearly politicians are better off when they are handing sack-loads of loot to farmers. If you're interested in the 2008 elections, ethanol is surely going to interest you.
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#Politicians

The president is only proposing a 22 percent increase and I rather suspect that Congress will be inclined to provide that assistance. But since the increase is modest, it's probably not going to be enough.
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#Congress

If they were promising economically, you wouldn't need government help. The fact is that they haven't been able to generate much electricity, and so the people most inclined to make money out of this are probably going to put their money elsewhere.
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#Government

It turned out very well and I'm very happy with the book and all the work she put into it.
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#Work

All you have to do is look at the polling data for the Republican lawmakers in Congress. Going after oil companies is a good bet for them.
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#Congress

It could be one of the dumbest ideas of the year. I haven't looked at all of the ideas yet, but it's got to be right up there.
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#Ideas