Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg calls it like it is on "Meet the Press"

The mayor of NYC was on "Meet the Press" this past Sunday.   Unfortunately, the rest of the group didn't pick up on the Mayor's comment - they preferred to keep talking about how everyone "feels"....
Mayor Bloomberg: [I]t is the battle on the battlefield, but it’s also the battle on the economic field. And what’s missing here is a discussion, believe it or not, of the environment. And it has nothing to do with global warming down the road, it is today.
    We are transferring our wealth to countries around the world who don’t agree with us and, in many cases, are funding the very terrorists that we’re sending our young men and women out to fight. And sometimes they don’t come back or they don’t come back alive.
    We can’t keep doing this. We’ve got to get, somehow or other, energy independence. And so regardless of whether you’re a greenie or not, the bottom line is we cannot keep funding our enemies.

Full transcript here.

America can shift a major portion of its transportation fuel from imported petroleum to domestically supplied natural gas NOW.  This would cut America's funding of other countries and would improve our environment here.  I know this is possible because I prove it everyday I drive the Honda Civic GX.

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