Hot Air Alert: When Vice President Biden's Rhetoric and Reality Collide
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2009 | Emily Lawrimore or Jill Strait (202-225-2761)
According to a White House pool report, Vice President Joe Biden made the following statement yesterday at a political fundraiser:
“Republican opponents ‘remain in a sort of catatonic state about what they’re going to do,’ Biden said. ‘Have you heard one concrete alternative put forth by the opposition’ on health care or energy independence?”
Evidently Vice President Biden wasn’t paying attention to the news on June 10th when House Republicans introduced the American Energy Act (H.R. 2846).
The Republicans’ American Energy Act is a “concrete alternative” to the Democrats’ National Energy Tax.
Unlike the Democrats’ proposal that will spike energy bills, kill jobs and increase our dependence on foreign oil, the American Energy Act is an all-of-the-above plan to create all types of jobs, reduce carbon emissions, increase U.S. energy production and protect the environment. The Republican bill includes specific measures to encourage development of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar, hydropower, nuclear and biomass, while also producing more American-made oil and natural gas.
Highlights of the American Energy Act:
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