Meet the “Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007” (P.L. 110-140, H.R. 6).
Ho, ho, we are going to create more jobs burning corn cobs, wood chips, unicorn horns and most of all, tax dollars.
Look to our comrades at the NYT for some details of this wildly popular Democrat Bill:
Making people burn corn cobs seems like a good, sensible, ecoreligion-friendly government mandate and with any good government project comes the mandatory penalty portion.
If you do not follow the Federal corn cob guidelines you will pay!
Even though there is no such bio-fuel in existence to blend in, why let a well written penalty section of the law go to waste along with the corn cobs – shove them cobs to the taxpayers!
Does 2007 sound like a year Democrats would have been able to pull off a stunt such as mandating the use of a petroleum product not in production? The Bill had 198 sponsors.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
Yes, I looked it up. NH Democrat Carol-SEIU Porter and Democrat Hapless Hodes both voted to fine people and companies for not using a product mandated by their Washington DC socialist cabal – the one voters, for the most part, shoved out the door in 2010.
To implement a large scale government program like The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 you need people with big brains like this guy:
“Mr. McGinn of the Council on Renewable Energy, defends the overall energy statute. Even if the standards for 2011 and 2012 are not met, he said, “I am absolutely convinced from a national security perspective and an economic perspective that the renewable fuel standard, writ large, is the right thing to do.” With oil insecurity and climate change related to greenhouse gas emissions as worrisome as ever, advocates say, there is strong reason to press forward.”
Just because a mandate is physically unachievable doesn’t mean the penalty portion has to be scrapped.
I would say Democrat Carol SEIU-Porter and Democrat Paul Hodes would agree, or else they would not have signed the bill or would speak up now about fining companies through political extortion.