Speaking Of DC…Congressman Graves Responds To President’s Climate Speech

Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA-14) has this to say about President Barack Obama’s speech on climate change:

“At a time when job creation is our country’s most urgent priority, and as 76 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, it’s disheartening to hear President Obama promise to destroy jobs and increase energy prices. We need more jobs and cheaper gas, not an ideological agenda. Furthermore, the president declared war on the coal industry today, which is filled with hardworking Americans who provide the affordable energy that heats our homes and powers our businesses. It was the abandonment of the average American worker in favor of extreme environmental activists. I will use my committee position and work in the House to combat the components of the president’s agenda that will make life harder for families in Georgia and across the country.”

Rep. Graves is a member of the House Appropriations’ Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, which has jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency. Last month, Graves voted to bypass President Obama and build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Expect similar reaction from the other Republican congressmen from Georgia.


  1. Doug Deal says:

    Energy is the reason why so much of humanity is free. More than anything else it is what elevated the mass of mankind out of bondage and into freedom. Throughout most of civilization, the elite survived in comfort on the back of the serfs and laborers from the lower classes.

    It was not until the harvesting of large amounts of energy that the common people of the world were liberated from being just another beast of burden for the upper classes. Just think how impossible all of the comforts of modern life would be without the energy that these environmentalists fear. Of course, they are not the ones who are giving it up (see Gore, Albert) it is a prescription solely for the commoners.

  2. View from Brookhaven says:

    Talking points countered with talking points.

    Wake me when somebody produces an original thought.

    • cheapseats says:

      Me, too. Wake me when we stop subsidizing the current energy producers with our tax dollars while being told that alternatives are too expensive.

      Energy is energy. It makes no difference to an electron whether it was produced with coal, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, etc. Science isn’t biased towards one method over another.

      I wish politics was more like science – it’s true whether you believe it or not and majority opinion has no impact on it.

  3. saltycracker says:

    Governments need to stick to research, protecting the public and keeping markets open. None are smart enough to predict which method delivers efficiently and effectively in every area. If we could only harness the energy used to politically divert our money………..

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