Friday, September 05, 2008

OH 07: Austria a RepubOILcan Puppet on Energy

As it is on every issue Austria just repeats the RepubOILcan party line on energy. He uses their simplistic do nothing mantra of drill drill drill, which has been proven by every expert won't have any effect on oil prices for many years if ever, and will only serve to pad the the balance sheets of the oil companies.

When it comes to real solutions however Austria's record is even worse.

As a State Senator he voted to raise the gas tax.

He voted against investment in ethanol and biofuels which would have brought jobs and helped farmers in Ohio.

He voted against requiring a portion of the state governments electricity use come from renewable resources.

He even voted against increasing energy efficiency in state buildings.

In short Austria's plan is pad the oil companies prices and do nothing about gas prices for you and me.

Sharen Neuhardt on the other hand has a real plan.

She will work to:
Create 5 million new green jobs by investing $150 billion in green technology over the next 10 years.

Reduce our dependence on foreign oil by saving in the next 10 years more oil than we currently import from OPEC countries.

Place 1 million American-made, plug-in hybrid cars on our country’s highways by 2015.

Mandate 10 percent of our nation’s electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012 with an increase to 25 percent by 2025.

Once again the choice is clear, RepubOILcan slogans vs real solutions.

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