Sunday, April 6, 2008

Our Congressman's April Fools Prescription

On April 1st our representative in Congress gave America what he called a “prescription” for dealing with our nation’s energy problems. Some of his remedies are well-intended, such as his call for tax relief for Georgia motorists and his emphasis on alternative fuel production. However, he must understand that making a vague diagnosis based on complex and serious symptoms will not make America healthier.

Once again, our representative in Washington has failed to realize that real problems are solved by action, not cheesy rhetoric. Instead of complaining about an unpopular policy proposal, he should consider actually voting for legislation that solves today’s problems. He should have voted for The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, an initiative that passed with nearly 76% bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Bush on December 19, 2007. This law raises fuel economy standards by 40% and mandates a five fold increase in the use of bio-fuels.

Mr. Broun may feel that blaming the Democrats for $3.25 gas is the way to get re-elected. However, I believe the good people of the 10th district won’t fall for his April Fools political rant. I believe they’re as tired of political extremists as I am and they’re ready for bi-partisan representation like I offer.

Like the good doctor, I have an oath to uphold as well: to abide by the principles of Duty, Honor, and Country, and that’s what I intend to do when I’m a Congressman.

Now’s the time!

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