Thursday, June 21, 2012

Should The Military Budget Subsidize Obama's Donors?

It's $26.75 for Obama fuel, versus about $4.00 per gallon for conventional fuel. Can we afford to enrich Obama-Kardashian's pals?
Green-energy advocates are scrambling behind the scenes to prevent what they say could be a devastating blow to the military’s biofuels initiatives. And the clock is ticking.

The Senate is expected to consider the defense authorization bill on the floor this summer — and the ensuing debate could be the last chance to block amendments that would severely restrict the Defense Department’s ability to purchase biofuels and other forms of alternative energy.
The House has already approved its version of the bill, including similar restrictive provisions for military biofuels.

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee and a supporter of the biofuels programs, told POLITICO he expects a tough floor fight over the issue, which has become increasingly political since President Barack Obama cited it in his State of the Union address. “I expect there’d be an effort to restore that role for the military since it’s a security issue,” Levin said.

Many Republicans view the programs as a waste of money. In December, for instance, the Navy purchased 450,000 gallons of biofuels at $26.75 a gallon, POLITICO Pro reported. In comparison, the cost of petroleum is just a few dollars per gallon.
If Carl Levin and the Democrats are worried about national security, then they'd end their obstruction of domestic fossil fuel development.


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