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  • kcf_07757 kcf_07757 Nov 3, 2010 3:35 PM Flag

    I thought Republicans like Nuclear...??

    Did Carter flub the opportunity or did the Republicans with the backing of the oil sector undermine him... My family owned a gas station during that 1970`s oil crisis and my brother and I pumped gas on all the odd/even days with lines around the block....

    That should have been obvious to the dumbest of Americans that this country was on borrowed time regarding oil.... which included REagan... 8 yrs and4 yrs under Bush Sr and no consistent energy policy except buy from Saudi Arabia, etc..... Even Clinton didn`t do anything -- left Gore under a rock about it...

    Nuclear has to be sold to the USA (because Repubs don`t believe in science) that Nuclear energy is an economic as well as a military necessity-- otherwise without it -- the USA will be fighting China, Russia, etc for dwindling oil reserves and sending our wealth overseas to OPEC ... to drive cars, trucks that could just as easily be running on electric or something else...

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    • I believe Carter had excellent ideas. He initiated a huge energy bill in 1977 that could have weaned us off of oil imports to a large extent. Through his own ineptitude, he was unable to sell it to Congress or the American people.

      Reagan did an excellent job with what he had, particularly considering the overwhelmingly Democrat Congress. I agree, though. that he did not foresee nor tackle the long-term energy problem.

      Best of success.

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      • Really, Carter was a disaster!

        Allocation of fuel by the DOE instead of the market resulted in send fuel to the country side instead of the cities.

        Control of gasoline prices subsidized fuel so there was no incentive to get more fuel efficient cars except by govt dictate.

        There was a worldwide oil glut, but in the US we were acting like there was a shortage at the same time initiating policies with encourage use of a supposed short resource.

        $ Billions misallocated to oil shale and ultra deep gas which at the time was economically questionalble.

        Nationwide price controls on natural gas which made a bad situation worse.

        Allocations of crude to refiners instead by the market, which meant a bonanza to political friends and hacks who could start teapot refineries and get allocations.

        Grants of anything with energy, again $20,000 solar out houses.

        What we have now is Jimmy Carter's second term with Obama.

        The really good Carter program was credits for improved insulation in homes and builds.

        Carter was pro nuclear, but in those days just about every nuc plant was designed from scratch, had regulatory and design changes which ballooned costs to the sky.

 
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