Exxon Jack Davis

26 Jun

Running against Jack Davis (D-In Name Only) is like running against Mr. Burns from the Simpsons; a curmudgeony, bitter, angry man who is supposedly spending $3 million of his own money to run for congress a third time, after losing twice already. Oh, and did you know Davis doesn’t like the Chinese or Mexicans? Yeah, it’s true. In fairness, Davis has better hair than C. Montgomery Burns.

One wonders why he’s bothering to run again, seeing as he expressed “relief” upon losing to Tom Reynolds in 2006.

But Davis’ resemblance to the fictional Mr. Burns isn’t just limited to temperament and wealth. You’ll recall that Mr. Burns own the Springfield nuclear power plant. Well, Mr. Davis owns $35 million in energy stocks.

From a Powers campaign press release today:

Jack Davis revealed in financial disclosure documents that he owns up to $35 million in Big Oil and energy stocks. A recent poll released by the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg revealed that 76% of Americans blame Big Oil, George Bush, oil speculators, and OPEC for record high gas prices.

At a press conference held at a Mobil gas station in Amherst, NY, where the price for a gallon of gas was $4.19, Powers called for an end to corporate greed that is causing skyrocketing gas prices. The Powers plan for Securing Our Energy Independence calls for increased investment for renewable energy and curbing corporate greed by reigning in oil speculators.

“We now know Jack Davis has up to 35 million reasons to vote against lower gas prices. Exxon Jack is no different than George Bush and the politicians in Washington, DC who are already bought and paid for by the oil companies. Western New York needs a Congressman who will look out for their interests, not Exxon/Mobil’s bottom line” stated Powers Campaign Manager, John Gerken.

TOP 10 QUESTIONS JACK DAVIS MUST ANSWER ABOUT HIS OIL INVESTMENTS

· How can you say you are not beholden to special interests when you have up to $35 million dollars invested in Big Oil and energy while hardworking Americans struggle to fill their gas tanks?

· How can hard working Western New Yorkers trust you to lower gas prices when you profited by up to $280,000 off of Big Oil and energy last year?

· Why should Western New Yorkers believe that you will vote in our interests and not your own when it comes to Big Oil?

· Do you support drilling in ANWR?

· Would you vote against tax breaks for big oil?

· Is there really any difference between spending your own money that you received from Big Oil and taking special interest money?

· Isn’t it a little hypocritical that you made more than 5 times the median income of the district last year off of Big Oil and energy, but you say you understand the hard times Western New Yorkers are facing?

· What would you do in Congress to lower the price of gasoline and help the families in Western New York that you want to represent?

· Do you believe that renewable energy will help alleviate man-made global warming?

Davis won’t answer these questions because he never answers any questions. Not from voters, anyway. He doesn’t go out and meet them. He’ll show up and speak with reporters or party leaders and hurl invective at his opponents, but his stock answer to every problem, every issue is “foreigners”. Don’t believe me?

EDIT: VIDEO REMOVED FOR OBNOXIOUSNESS

That MacBook on Jack’s desk? Made in China. He also claims he won’t take special interest money.

His one big contributor is Jack Davis. He is his own special interest. It’s quite easy to make that pledge when you’re a millionaire.

On the other hand, Powers doesn’t make almost $300,000 per year off of energy stocks. His plan for energy:

An Energy Bill that Invests in Our Future – Provide tax credits to investors who empower scientists to develop renewable energy. Instead of giving away billions to Big Oil, we should provide funding to scientists and engineers to develop renewable energies. As of right now, Congress only provides an advancement of one year to investors who want to develop renewable energies while they provide billions to Big Oil. We need to extend these credits to 10 year allotments in order to provide scientists and engineers with the funds necessary to cure America’s oil addiction and make our Country safe.

A Menu of Options – There is no silver bullet solution to the energy crisis. The United States must not limit Americans to any one particular form of renewable energy, but provide several options in order to protect against future monopolies such as the one oil currently holds.

Apollo Sized Ambitions – When we come together as a nation, we can accomplish anything. The United States had a vision to get to the moon; we made the commitment and accomplished the task. If we are truly going to be energy independent, Congress must set firm goals of when America will be powered by renewable energy and then commit ourselves to making sure this happens.

A Government that Leads by Example – Jon Powers will support legislation that requires all newly purchased nonmilitary federal vehicles (including Postal vehicles) to be American made and use hybrid technology or E85 fuel within five years. We must also provide state and local governments incentives to move all non law enforcement vehicles to do the same.

Helping the Consumer Lead by Example – The federal government allows for a tax credit of up to $3,400 on hybrid vehicles. This incentive is only given to the first 60,000 models of each car sold. Jon Powers will work to make sure that all hybrid vehicles receive this tax credit until hybrids and other clean cars make up a majority of all vehicles sold. Jon Powers also supports housing tax credits for homeowners who invest in making their home more energy efficient.

Stopping Corporate Greed by closing the Enron Loop-Hole – Special Interest groups and Big Oil have created a loophole in the law that allows speculators to manipulate the price of oil and inflate it by $30-$50 per barrel. While Americans pay over four dollars per gallon of gasoline, Big Oil is making record profits. Jon Powers supports closing the loophole and forcing speculators to provide realistic estimates so our gasoline prices will go down.

An America that Leads by Example – Jon Powers will fight for legislation to require the use of safe, renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower to generate 25% of the nation’s electricity by 2025. America must also invest in technologies to improve ethanol and convert to cellulosic ethanol so that America can grow its own fuel and it will not affect the food supply.

Forcing Oil Companies to Lead by Example – Jon Powers supports legislation that will require oil companies to install bio-fuel pumps at 25% of their stations.

Reducing Carbon Emissions – Jon Powers will support legislation to cap emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce them by 20% by 2020.

All I know is, Exxon Jack’s tank of ideas and solutions is running on empty.

25 Responses to “Exxon Jack Davis”

  1. Derek J. Punaro June 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    Well, I’m no fan of Jack Davis, but I can’t say that I want to see many of Jon Powers’ “solutions” implemented. What will [continue to] happen to the price of electricity when more greenhouse gas legislation gets passed, requiring manufacturers to install mass-electricity-sucking equipment to comply? What will [continue to] happen to the cost of food because it’s all getting used up to make biofuel?

    Increasing gas prices can be addressed by individuals making lifestyle changes. Increasing electricity and food prices are much harder to deal with.

  2. KevinP June 26, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    I, too, am no fan of Davis. But it makes me think he’s smart to have profitable investments and I really don’t have any problem with it. Sounds like a subtle way to make the race about Davis’ wealth.

  3. hank June 26, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    Lots of bad mixed with the good Alan.
    Energy stocks are good investments. Don’t take the well worn liberal road of “inciting class warfare” beacuse someone took money and took a risk and made money. Would you like him more if he lost money in the market? I doubt it.

    Besides, Davis is a Democrat too! You don’t want to paint the picture that he’s a money grubbing DINO BushPal–unless that helps YOUR guy out–nothing against Powers, if I was a dem I’d vote for him over Davis. But he doesn’t need you or anyone else shilling for him with class
    envy/warfare.

    Some answers: How can you say you are not beholden to special interests when you have up to $35 million dollars invested in Big Oil and energy while hardworking Americans struggle to fill their gas tanks?

    A:I invested my money wisely–don’t like it? Go fuck yourself.

    Why should Western New Yorkers believe that you will vote in our interests and not your own when it comes to Big Oil?

    A:I’ve got more than enough money to last the rest of my life and provide a great estate for my survivors. And that’s why I’m spending MINE, not YOURS, to get elected. How about you?

    Do you support drilling in ANWR?
    A:You’re a Powers supporter–my answer won’t change your mind to vote for me regardless of the answer.

    Would you vote against tax breaks for big oil?
    A: Thats a dumb question–A Democrat Controlled Congress wouldn’t propose such a thing.

    Isn’t it a little hypocritical that you made more than 5 times the median income of the district last year off of Big Oil and energy, but you say you understand the hard times Western New Yorkers are facing?

    A:Not at all. I wasn’t born with all this money, I took risks with my capital and EARNED this money. Here’s one for you—When was the last time a poor person got elected to Congress?

    Do you believe that renewable energy will help alleviate man-made global warming?

    A: It’s called Climate Change—it’s hard to speak on “Man Made Global Warming in Minneapolis when the wind chill is -40.–It’s a hoax–I worry that so many are so easily fooled by a concept that Algore promotes as his new revenue stream.

  4. Mike In WNY June 26, 2008 at 2:36 pm #

    Hopefully, someone other than Davis or Powers will emerge with some good ideas. Davis’s stock investments are a non-issue but, his trade policies leave much to be desired.

    Powers’ energy ideas are terrible. Mandating E85 usage and investment just shows that he jumps on the psuedo-beneficial bandwagon of the day.

  5. Mr. Pink June 26, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    This is typical embarassing garbage from Powers driven by the same group who messed up Davis’ campaign last time…and trust me, I’m no Davis fan.

    Powers better realize that the stale rhetoric and class warfare is not what voters are looking for this year. Or better yet, his handlers should realize that.

    Davis made money the old-fashioned way…he earned it. We don’t need another person who wants to punish success representing us in DC. I live in this district and though I ususally vote Republican, I’m open to see what my alternatives are.

    Thank you Jon for making it easy not to support you.

  6. Russell June 26, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    From the “Menu of Options” category, can someone tell me what monopoly oil currently holds? About a third of my monthly home energy budget goes toward electicity. I might be missing something, but that doesn’t sound like a monopoly to me.

    Reading some of this, I’m not sure Powers understands what district he’s running in. Davis did well against Reynolds because he was a conservative populist. Running on a leftist platform is not the best strategy to get elected in that district.

    How many posts has BP already put up about Davis’ remarks after the election, his personal wealth and style of campaigning? It was old 5 posts ago. Try to come up with some new material. If your candidate were any good, he could stand on his own. You wouldn’t have to start a post about his platform with a diatribe against his opponent. I guess it’s just another example of the politics of hope and the new paradigm of campaigning. Classic, low-brow politics–try to cover your candidate’s shortcomings by attempting to make your opponent’s look worse.

  7. steve June 26, 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    The Jon Powers press release you quote should be exhibit #1 in the “How Not to Run a Meaningful Campaign in 2008” handbook.

    Davis is a one-trick (foreign trade) candidate who should be easy to marginalize as a result. Hammering the guy because he’s successful and invests well (and, I presume, invests legally) could make him a sympathetic figure to anyone with a 401-k.

    Jon Powers, Leadership by Class Warfare.

    Douchebag.

  8. Jackson Smiles June 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm #

    Steve you obviously suck a lot of dick for a living… perhaps you, Mr. Pink and Russell should get together?

    Powers is the only candidate not to claim to have a magic bullet, but that any and all of his platforms are ideas to move forward. He’s the only one willing to collaborate with Dems & Reps alike to find solutions. No candidate at this point even released a platform because they don’t have any. They don’t have any positions about anything. No one can come up with one plan to solve the energy crisis, if that’s when your looking for then I’ll take a line from Hank… go fuck yourself.

    Davis may have made his money the old fashion way… but he’s using that old fashion way to protect it. Get rich, but a seat, fuck all the average americans.

    You’re right hank, when did a poor person last get elected to congress? Oh perhaps when this great American country was formed by not only lawyers and accountants and bankers, but farmers and laborers?

    Powers is really the only candidate in this race that isn’t a douchebag. I’ve got a chance to meet him at a few events and he’s the nicest guy in the world. He busts his balls to get the voice of WNY back into Congress.

    Davis has one supporter – himself. He had to pay for all of his signatures to get him on the ballot. Kryzan had to pay for all her signatures to get herself on the ballot, and the lady from Lancaster is only running because the Republicans asked her too!

  9. Librul Murkin June 26, 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    Boo hoo! Please, BP! Don’t beat up on the poor millionaire! His 35 million dollars is just like my 401k! I can empathize with him

    You people are all whacked out of your skulls. Davis says he is agianst PACs and special interests. Well, he’s got 35 million reasons why big oil is a special interest for him. Would he legislate and make policy decisions that help average people in the district at the expense of his own fortune?

    Maybe Jack can just blame the brown people some more.

  10. Jackson Smiles June 26, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    By the way Derek… watch a documentary – Bio-diesel and bio-fuels are made by food waste products. All that food you toss of your plate when you’re done at dinner, or that our ever increasing over weight population tosses out at McDonalds or BK… that can get processed. Don’t worry, no one will come by and rip the food out off of your plate and just stick it in their gas tank.

  11. Russell June 26, 2008 at 4:20 pm #

    Jackson, name some of the founders of this nation or early Members of Congress that were poor. They may have been farmers, but they were not poor by any stretch.

  12. Jim Ostrowski June 26, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    I would like to thank Jack Davis for investing in the oil business so I can buy gas when I need it. Without capital, there would be no oil extracted from the ground, no refining, no transport, and no gas stations. We’d be back to the caveman days real soon. Thanks Jack!

  13. steve June 26, 2008 at 7:05 pm #

    Jackson Smiles — How I make my living, sucking dick or not, has nothing to do with my post.

    At a personal level, I think Jack Davis is an asshat and wouldn’t vote for him if you put a gun to my head. I didn’t vote for him the first two times he ran, but those decisions had nothing to do with his business or where he invests his personal wealth. BP’s “separated at birth” comparison to Mr. Burns was pretty funny, really.

    However, the approach being taken by the Powers campaign on this is both laughable and lamentable. It is simply remarkable that the candidate being touted as the newest, freshest face on the block so quickly falls into such hackneyed tactics.

    Powers wants to be different. He wants to lead by example (or so his campaign materials repeat about a bazillion times). But this particular tactic is so fucking transparent that even an amateur political observer like me can see it for what it is. “Gee, Davis is a millionaire. He must be evil.” Horseshit.

    Jackson, since you’ve opened the dick reference…tell your man to grow a pair and really be a different kind of candidate. I might actually vote him. Otherwise, it’s Jon Powers. Nice smile. Empty suit.

    And, by the way, do a little digging. You might be surprised where your 401-k is invested.

  14. Derek J. Punaro June 26, 2008 at 8:13 pm #

    Apologies, Jackson. I didn’t realize what a commanding understanding you had of the biofuel industry and how ethanol is produced. I should definitely spend some more time watching TV, because it apparently has better information that, say, Time.

  15. Jackson Smiles June 27, 2008 at 10:43 am #

    thanks steve, I know exactly where my 401-k is invested and not a dime of it is in big oil. It is evenly invested with companies who have shown a proven track record for even stable growth. If it was invested in big oil and I had millions, I’d be happy as a pig in shit… the problem is I’m not running for a seat to represent people and saying I’ll be my own personal conflict of interest.

    Why on earth would anyone fight to be less rich? That’s what Jack would do if he fought the oil companies. I could believe certain people might say… I have enough money… but not Jack Davis. I guess you and I can agree he is an asshat.

    I apologize about the personal sucking dick comment. If you do make your money doing that, which I’m guessing you don’t, more power to you… just be careful where you invest it if you want to run for office.

  16. Jackson Smiles June 27, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    Russell – read about Caesar Rodney, the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence. He was a poor ass ugly guy from Delaware. He eventually because the President of Delaware in in the late 1770’s. He didn’t make his money until after becoming involved in politics, even then he didn’t make much.

    Just because John Hancock has the biggest signature on the Declaration and now has his name on a big building doesn’t mean he was the only one. Pick up a history book other than what they taught you in 8th grade. You’d be shocked to read about a real America.

  17. dave in Rocha June 27, 2008 at 12:49 pm #

    “it’s hard to speak on “Man Made Global Warming in Minneapolis when the wind chill is -40.–It’s a hoax–I worry that so many are so easily fooled by a concept that Algore promotes as his new revenue stream….”

    Hahahahahaha! Hilarious. As if these “scientists” who do nothing but study “data” their whole lives know anything about “science”! You’re right, people who dedicate their lives to becoming experts in certain fields ARE wrong about said subject. Next time your dentist recommends that you get that cavity filled, you tell him that you’re onto his pro-filling agenda and that you believe that cavities are a hoax!

    As for Davis’ investing in oil, I’m not going to begrudge the guy for being smart with his money. However, as a stockholder, your primary interest is that the company maximize its profits above anything else. If he were to get in a position of power where his own actions can result in or hinder the chance at more profit, it becomes a conflict of interest. If I were Powers I wouldn’t get in a huff about it, but I certainly think it’s an issue worth mentioning.

  18. Jackson Smiles June 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    Derek… thank you for proving my point. Because I completely forgot how clean and safe oil was. Maybe I’ll call Joseph Hazelwood and ask if he’s done working his community service for killing half the Alaska coastline after crashing the Exxon Valdez… I know Jack Davis was particularly pissed that that accident. It cost him $ 40 in share holders profits.

    I didn’t realize your mastery of the subject came from one Time article and a Wikipedia entry. This section was taken from the Wikipedia article you used to create a scientific knowledge of biofuels which for you is apparently only limited to ethonal:

    It can be used as a fuel, mainly as a biofuel alternative to gasoline, and is widely used in cars in Brazil. Because it is easy to manufacture and process, and can be made from very common crops, such as sugar cane and maize (corn), it is an increasingly common alternative to gasoline in some parts of the world.

    —Not included in your in depth response is the fact that most of the glucose and other chemicals that can be used to create this are found in everyday waste products from most resturants and family homes, which can help prevent the loss of the rainforests in South America if Congress limits what sources the biofuels can be produced from.

    It also states in the above energy policy that there is no magic bullet. Just about every expert agrees America has to use a wide variety of resources and technology to limit our oil use. America is 5 % of the worlds population, and we use over 30 % of the worlds oil.

    Some additonal information regarding biodiesel if you’re willing to expand beyond wikipedia:

    Biodiesel is an EPA registered fuel with millions of miles of testing, and is superior to petro diesel in most ways

    Some of the benefits of Biodiesel-

    It’s made from Renewable Resources such as Soybean, Canola or about 50 other sources
    Biodiesel reduces our dependence on oil from foreign countries and contributes to our own economy
    Requires no wars & lost American lives the way petrodiesel does. It’s time to STOP fighting wars over OIL!
    Burns up to 90% cleaner than conventional diesel fuel made from fossil fuels. Substantially reduces unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulate matter in exhaust fumes.
    Sulphur dioxide emissions are eliminated (Biodiesel contains no sulphur)

    Considered an Alternative fuel under EPACT
    Biodiesel is plant-based and adds almost no CO2 to the atmosphere
    The ozone-forming potential of Biodiesel emissions is nearly 50% less than conventional diesel fuel
    Pleasant smelling, both in its raw form, and when burned
    Biodiesel is Safe. It’s considered non toxic and greatly reduces the amount of cancer causing emissions vs petrodiesel
    Biodiesel also has a much higher flashpoint making it much less likely to ignite in a car wreck or spill
    Biodiesel is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar
    Biodiesel can be used straight in warmer weather (B100) or blended with petro diesel in any ratio
    Biodiesel requires no engine modifications to use.
    Increased Lubricity. Biodiesel has greatly increased lubricating properties vs petro diesel, even in very small quantities.
    Savings – Biodiesel made at home can be made for around 75 cents a gallon

    How is Biodiesel made?
    BIODIESEL DEFINITION
    Biodiesel is known chemically as a ‘methyl ester’. And that’s basically just a scientific way of saying it’s a product made from a chemical reaction involving Methanol and Lye, and an organic oil with fatty acid chains in it. The result of that process is Biodiesel, or Methyl Esters.

    Biodiesel is a high quality fuel made through a chemical process called Transesterification. But don’t let the big word scare you, as the process is relatively simple once you’ve done it a few times. And the only ingredients you’ll need are used cooking oil (free from restaurants), Methanol & Lye (NaOH) or Potassium Hydroxide (KOH). Everything needed is readily available & we’ll show you where to find it.

    The chemical reaction that occurs through this process breaks down the oil into a layer of Biodiesel which rises to the top of the reactor, and a layer of Glycerin which falls to the bottom. The glycerin byproduct is drained off and used for other purposes, composted or otherwise disposed of.

    The Biodiesel is then washed, dried & filtered to remove any extra impurities and then its ready to be used as a fuel in diesel engines without any modifications to the engine. Because Biodiesel is just twice as viscous as diesel, it will therefore flow through a diesel fuel system with ease.

    Most of the time you will get pretty close to a 95-98% yield of Biodiesel out of your used oil. It will probably be a little less than 100%, but basically if you put in 20 gallons of used oil, you’ll get back about 20 gallons of Biodiesel. More on that later.

    Biodiesel can be made from semi clean to very nasty, rancid looking cooking oils, tallow or animal fats. The end result of the Biodiesel making process is a high quality fuel that acts just like petrodiesel to ANY diesel engine with no modifications needed. And it even mixes with petrodiesel in any ratio with no problems so you can switch back to straight petrodiesel at any time if needed.

    That’s an oversimplification of the process, but it gives you an idea of what’s involved.

    Biodiesel also has drawbacks as do all possible sources of providing energy. If we limit those drawbacks by using a wide variety of energy options we’ll make progress.

    Or perhaps you like the fact that today scientists announced the North Pole ice cap is on pace to have a complete summer thaw, something that as of 10 years ago they didn’t think would happen until 2050 or 2100.

  19. hank June 27, 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    Dave–You’re showing your ignorance.
    The number Climatologists that say the entire concept is bunk is GROWING.

    Perhaps you’re another of the Youngsters–who don’t remember the Global COOLING hoax of the 70’s. And all the pols who said the planet’s oil and gas would be used up by 2000. So don’t go to the gas station. Sell your cars, because politicians say there is no gasoline–there’s no oil to refine.

    And if protecting the environment is so important to Algore, why have you not mentioned his home uses MORE electricity NOW than it did LAST YEAR–BEFORE HE MADE ALL THE UPGRADES TO SAVE ENERGY?

    I have a few cases of rare snake lotion to sell you Dave—-Get your check ready and I’ll give you the address to send your money.

  20. Greg June 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm #

    oh no, energy stocks
    any of you have 401k or other investments in general mutual funds? gues what, you likely have energy stocks too.

    now on to Powers

    An Energy Bill that Invests in Our Future.
    I have no issue cutting handouts to big oil and redirecting it towards inventing other options if those options are good ones

    A Menu of Options
    sure, if the free market is providing them

    A Government that Leads by Example
    hybrid maybe, but everything I’ve read about E85 points to it not being a good choice in America. It works for Brazil because the whole country is tropical and can grow huge amounts of sugar cane

    An America that Leads by Example
    Forcing Oil Companies to Lead by Example
    Reducing Carbon Emissions

    yea, more big gov’t regulation

  21. Dem Pete June 27, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    I do care where Jack keeps his money. I don’t begrudge him his wealth, and I admire the intelligence and tenacity it took to make his millions, however, I also see it as a definite conflict of interest, and a bit hypocritical. Also, we aren’t talking about a small sum of money. Hard to believe he will be able to make the difficult decisions that may cost him lots of money in the long run.

    In my humble opinion, that is where Washington went astry. When it costs millions to run (Jack and Tom Reynolds spent a combined $5.2 million last election)it takes the little guy out of the race. The majority of Congress is affluent Americans, because it costs so much to play. Whether you are a Republican or Dem, it is hard to imagine either party making the tough decisions that they know will cost them personally money, or make it more difficult for them personally to get re-elected, or make it more difficult for their personal business to be profitable. It is also hard to believe that these wealthy Americans can truly understand what the rest of us are going through right now.

    Jon Powers is a common guy, struggling with the same problems that all of middle class America is grappling with. This election is about a lot more than just Republican or Democrat. It’s about whether our government can still be “by the people, for the people”, or whether you have to pay to play. Powers grassroots campaign has been on the road talking to voters. I haven’t seen Jack out and about. Powers fundraisers are all about bringing people together to have a conversation. He’s a guy who has ideas on how to move away from the disaster of the last eight years, and he is looking forward to working with others, Republican and Democrat, to make America stronger. He’s the first to admit that he doesn’t know everything. He has military experience in the same war that most of America believes needs to end, and that experience will help us end this war in a way that is as safe and secure for our troops as possible. He cares deeply about Western New York and America from a vantage point that is rooted in the Middle class ideals of hard work, character, and dedication.

    By the way, to the person above who believes Jon’s energy policies would increase the cost of food because of the initiative he proposes for biofuels —- the push towards ethanol is a small percentage of the price increase at the supermarket. It is the increased fuel costs now that have increased the cost of food because it costs so much more to get it to the market.

  22. barney June 28, 2008 at 7:39 am #

    Jack Davis has 35 million gas company stock and the average 401k person who has $10,000 in a mutual fund are the same?
    Seriously? So one has to live on a commune and eat nuts in order to advocate a different path.

    We need more people like Jon Powers in Congress, someone who cares with ideas. Someone who is not a millionare.

    Do you think Chris Collins/Jack Davis will do anything to help the middle class or will he just enact more tax cuts for the rich and wait for it to maybe if we wish upon a star trickle down to the littles?

  23. Derek J. Punaro June 28, 2008 at 8:12 am #

    Jackson – awesome! So it took you 4 hours (between your comments) to do some searching on the internet so you could find something to copy/paste which would justify your [incomplete and inaccurate] “mastery” of the subject. Unfortunately, you’re missing the part about how there isn’t nearly enough food waste to produce derived biodiesel on a large enough scale to be useful, which is why crops must be grown for the explicit purpose of producing fuel, which in turn causes less food being grown for human consumption, which causes food prices globally to go up. This is already happening.

    Again – driving is a choice. Eating is not. Which one do you want to pay more for?

  24. Jackson Smiles June 29, 2008 at 9:54 am #

    derek, i’m sorry 4 hrs between my posts? perhaps i had a life in between that time, unlike you who sit at your computer playing with yourself hoping to find a sexy girl by asking (a/s/l) on teeny bopper chat rooms.

    The energy bill provides research into biofuel, not a 100 % use by all Americans. What if 1/3 of our cars ran on it? or each car company developed 2 models that can run on it? Or have hybrid cars that can use gas and/or biodiesel and/or electrcity? I never claimed to have a mastery of the subject, but that biodiesel/biofuels weren’t all that bad. Me being a master were your words. You seemed to be playing “the expert” on the subject.

    Obviously you’re a fucking retard and can only read the small words that are beneficial to you to make a simple minded reply. I’m sorry you give up on something because time magazine has a bad article and you’re too small minded to think about the future.

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