America Next

Governor Bobby Jindal & Congressman Bill Flores have teamed up to deliver what I have waited for for a long time now. A responsible, common sense, aggressive economic strategy to lift Americans up, lessen our countries dependence on foreign oil, and solidify our economic prominence, which in turn strengthens our overall standing and influence in the world. Not too mention, this strategy could very well stave us off from bankruptcy and/or loss of our reserve currency status which would be devastating to all of us in this country and our way of life. Just as manufacturing was the economic platform that made America strong in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and much like the technological boom made the 1980’s and 1990’s thrive, energy is the next economic platform that will drive jobs and salaries and we have vast amounts for energy to tap into. The current economies malaise and standstill we find ourselves in is a direct result of Obama’s left wing ideology and pandering to the minority of environmental lobbyists. Obama has even forsaken one of the Democrats golden geese, the Unions, in his refusal to allow Americans to build the next energy economic platform and in turn he has suppressed job growth, wage growth, increased dependence on government hand outs, and has generally made life economically miserable for millions of American families. We can do so much better.

Access to affordable energy impacts every aspect of our nation and our families – it is the lifeblood of our economic security, and ultimately our national security. America’s energy resources are the envy of the world. Our nation’s combined resources of oil, natural gas, and coal exceed those of every other nation on Earth.  And these energy resources, if fully maximized, could help create millions of high-quality American jobs. Nevertheless, over many years, Congresses, and administrations,  have enacted a shortsighted patchwork of reactive laws, regulations, and executive orders only dealing with immediate energy issues. We can and must do better.

This strategy must be at the core of the GOP platform for 2016, and any candidate that does not fully embrace this strategy will not earn my vote. We can and must use our vast energy resources to strengthen our economic and national security while at the same time protecting our environment. North Dakota has led the way on this and you will only need to look at that state to see what the possibilities are — 3% unemployment and high wages even in the service industry. If we expand that opportunity out across large areas across this country, we can deliver prosperity to millions of Americans currently mired in the Obamaville of no hope and little change.

This strategy is a “no brainer” in my opinion. Please read the entire document and offer your opinion, and go to the website here for more information.

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5 thoughts on “America Next

  1. Amazona September 21, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Mark Udall of Colorado has voted against the Keystone Pipeline and is also supporting the anti-fracking movement in Colorado, though kind of trying to keep that under the table as it is not a very popular position except in the uber-Left areas like Boulder and Boulder Lite (Fort Collins). This will, hopefully, contribute to his loss in November to a good candidate, Cory Gardner, but it does underscore the administration’s strident anti-energy policy. Udall is a loyal Obama foot soldier, voting with Obama nearly 100% of the time. (His campaign is also classic Obama/Left, a vicious series of lies and efforts to scare people out of voting for his opponent, character assassination and smear tactics.)

    The oil and gas exploration boom on the Western Slope of Colorado has kind of fizzled out, while in the northeastern and east central parts of the state it is very energetic—-no pun intended. But many of the oil and gas leases on the Western Slope are on federal land, while to the east it is all private land, unhindered by radical Leftist political and economic policies. That is the key to North Dakota’s success—-it is all private land.

    • Cluster September 21, 2014 / 10:52 am

      Every Democrat after election falls right line with the national party apparatchik – none of them can be trusted no matter what their campaign rhetoric is. Here in AZ there are commercials from a House Democrat who is pretending to be for AZ. What a joke – she has voted for and fully supports a regime that is suing my state and actively working against our interests. NO DEMOCRAT, regardless of who they are or what they say, will have my vote anytime soon. They have betrayed all of us.

      Here is a good summary of Obama’s energy policies:

      * Make energy cost more for consumers so they will use less of it;
      • Over-regulate forms of energy the radical Left opposes—specifically fossil fuels—in hopes of bankrupting the industries that produce them;
      • Use tax dollars to fund unproven and untested projects favored by the radical Left; and
      • Ignore facts based on science and economic data in favor of idealistic—and unrealistic—left-wing ideology.

      • Amazona September 22, 2014 / 10:12 am

        Every Dem runs as a “moderate”, as a “centrist”. This is one reason I believe that a Republican candidate who identifies the main difference between the two parties——the choice between a federal government severely restricted as to size, scope and power with most authority remaining at the state and local level, vs a large and expandable Central Authority with little or no power retained by the states or the people—-instead of running on issues would force the debate into the area so terrifying to the Left. That is, acknowledgement of and support for their ideology.

        This would cripple the Dem candidate you talk about, as it openly declares that your state should be sovereign, have rights, have power, have authority, and that the power of the federal government must be limited.

      • M. Noonan September 22, 2014 / 11:39 am

        You can always tell the Democrat in a bad political year for Democrats because they (a) don’t identify themselves as Democrats and (b) claim that party doesn’t matter. We’ve got one of those out here – her whole commercial is how she loves the military and just wants to help and party doesn’t matter. Of course, should she win she’ll just be an obedient tool of the Democrat leadership…

      • Amazona September 22, 2014 / 2:30 pm

        So if “party doesn’t matter” then she should be willing to explain that she is stepping away from Identity Politics, or being a Democrat, and is simply in favor of the Constitutional limits on federal power and scope. If there is a single journalist in Nevada with the backbone or intellect to ask a couple of hard questions, the claim that “party doesn’t matter” could and should be linked to the very real idea that ideology DOES. And the ideology of the party whose brand she wears is one of a massive and infinitely expandable Central Authority, with little power left to the states or the people.

        Being “for” a state is completely dependent on what the person thinks is best for the state, so she could be truthful in saying she is “for” Nevada but at the same time promote agendas and policies that she personally believes are best for the people of Nevada no matter what they may think or want to decide for themselves.

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