The elections are over, the House is controlled by Republicans and the Democrats no longer have a super-majority in the Senate. So the question now is, ‘Can they work together?’ Only time will tell.
However, there is one issue (at least) that lends itself to bipartisan compromise – Energy. There are all sorts of good reasons to want a substantive energy policy. In fact there are so many reasons for addressing energy policy that Republicans and Democrats don’t have to be motivated by the same rationale…
The socio-political rationale: We purchase much of our oil from dangerous and volatile regions of the world that often don’t like the U.S. very much.
Environmental rationale: Energy derived from fossil fuels is not good for the environment.
Supply rationale: Some day we will run out of oil and coal.
Economic rationale: High energy costs and fluctuating energy costs negatively impact the economy in numerous ways...
Continue reading Will Congress Have the Backbone to Address Energy?
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