Still working from Rahm Emanuel's op-ed piece. "Third, we must support the development of new energy efficient technologies that will make energy less expensive for consumers and businesses, help protect the environment, create millions of green collar jobs, and make our nation energy independent."
And a chicken in every pot.
With crude oil above $100 a barrel, furnace oil and gasoline approaching $4 a gallon, the private sector, the public sector and every Tom Dick and Harry in the land have all the incentive needed to save fuel or find new sources. Government subsidies aren't needed, the price of fuel will do the trick.
I note that Congressman Emanual is from Illinois. Want to bet he favors federal subsidies for ethanol from corn?