Monday, December 22, 2008

It's Time To Fix The Roof

John F. Kennedy said the time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining. Well, with gas prices at all time lows in recent years you would agree that the sun is now shining on our energy needs. It's time to fix the roof on America's energy dependence. I know we are in a transition time from the Bush to Obama administrations and now is not the time to expect big initiatives or even progress on this objective. However, once Obama is sworn in I think we would have to say the clock starts running. I believe our government should set a reasonable guideline on when and how they will address our nation's energy future. Without guidelines and anyone being held accountable, energy dependence will become one of those election year rallying cries. It will become an issue every four years with a volley of promises on both sides that never come true. We cannot become energy independent by ignoring the problem or hoping our energy issues improve. Our nation will only become energy independent when the issue is addressed and resolved once for all. The sun is shining now, but the threat of rain is always in the forecast.

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