The President is not alone send something to a member of Congress and it gets opened and handled or tossed by staff. The country is run by staff the elected people run around playing big shots and the staff does everything for them. It’s no wonder the country is in the mess we are in because the people we elect don’t do their jobs. They can’t read a bill but can always find time to get in front of a camera and flap their mouths.
Had the President or even a member of congress read what I sent them and truely considered what it could mean we could be on our way out of the recession and on toward boom times.
Had President Obama came out on day one and proposed a go to the moon type program to get us off foreign oil in two years. Had he mandated Congress to start working with business to figure out what was needed and to fund it we would have not needed the stimulus package or recovery package what ever they want to call it. That money would have built the infrastructure to do it and in the almost two months since day one we could have already started to see things looking up.
This could be done with ethanol and natural gas. The ethanol can be made from many different crops that can be grown in all fifty states giving farmers and businesses a boost to get these crops growing. At the same time the plants to make the ethanol and the installation of the pumps for it could be installed. With natural gas pipelines run past most gas stations now and those it doesn’t could be piped to. A mandate that fueling heads be installed at all gas stations could be issued and payed for. The fueling heads would give businesses a chance to manufacture them and related equipment including home fueling stations. While all this is being done wells could be drilled pipe lines laid and the system built.
Most cars can use these fuels with minor changes. This means the auto makers both foreign and domestic don’t have to build different cars costing billions to retool for but just change the fuel systems to the new fuels. Older cars can be converted starting a whole new industry to do this.
It means they wouldn’t have to make smaller cars and push then on us. Both these fuels are much more enviomentally frendly and be saving the planet at the same time. This wouldn’t do away with gas and oil or hurt our oil companies only make what we have last longer.
Not only could this be done it should be done for the good of the country. There are no good reasons not to do it and those that would be aganst it are fools. The oil companies can drill for gas and most do. They have been burning it off and pumping it back into the gound for years to get the oil. The pipe line from the north slope could be built just like the Alasken oil pipe line was. Gas is all over and many old wells could be rejuvinated that are now shut in.
Think of what this would do it would save trillions we will spend for foreign oil and put those trillions into our economy rather than other countries economies. It would create business for all the companies that could get involved in making this happen. It would create millions upon millions of good paying non-exportable jobs. It would create confidence and hope and the markets would be rising. The banks the credit crisis and demand and consummer spending all would go up with the stimulus this would create. Yes Government revenues would rise also and actually pay for some of the spending and things needed as well as be the best bet to pay down the debt and fix social security medicare and heathcare and give back our future. It also would mean we would no longer be supporting our enemies.
This would not cut out hope for battery powered cars or hydrogen or some other technology only not wait for them but act now. Everyday we don’t do this is an other day the economy and people and the country and business and the markets and banks and home prices and the debt and deficits and our future is hurt and hurting for nothing. All the hurting in this country is for nothing but because the people we elect don’t have the brains of the want to act. There is no reason this could not have been done years ago but for our leaders and representative just not getting the need to do it. The lobbies and big business really control the agenda and our Congress listens to them and sells us out every time. Yet we keep voting for them supporting them and their parties and never complaining.
If ever there was a time people should be speaking up it’s now. Quit asking for more jobs to be lost more life savings to be lost more businesses closed and more debt for our children just because we love oil and gasoline and our lovely people in congress.
What could have been if Obama and or those people in congres had taken a few minutes to look over what I sent them and saw this as the way out of our mess.

iremember54

iremember54

My book (Why we have so many American Problems and what we can do about them) should be read by every American before the election. It is available on line at authorhouse.com or Amazon and google book searches. ISBN 978-1-4343-8938-1