Washington D.C. could learn from N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    April 1, 2011 11:11 a.m.

    NEED MORE examples?. What's this costing us?. A large contingent of House Republicans is trying to revive Yucca Mountain as the main site for the nation's nuclear waste as part of a broader plan that calls for building 200 new nuclear plants by 2030. If approved, the United States would begin building nuclear plants on an unprecedented scale. Currently, the nation gets 20 percent of its electricity from 104 nuclear reactors. Yucca Mountain has been a source of controversy since at least 1987, when Congress designated the desert locale as the only option for a long-term nuclear waste storage site. In recent years, the political momentum has been with the opponents. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the Senate's strongest supporters of nuclear energy, said the president's decision to close Yucca Mountain was ill-advised and leaves our nation without a disposal plan for spent nuclear fuel or Cold War waste. During a debate on the House floor, Nevada Republican Rep. Dean Heller told his colleagues that the Yucca project is dead and that it was time to acknowledge reality and find a new site?. How about store it in Utah then?.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    April 1, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Washington D.C. could learn nothing anymore. Their all crooked. Should states have the right to issue their own legal tender?. "NO." Only Congress can do that, not State's. Ronald Ernest Republican Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas introduced a bill March 15 that would change the legal tender laws to allow states and others to make their own gold and silver coins and offer an alterative to the output of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing. H.R. 1098 has no co-sponsors at the present time and has been referred to the Committee on Financial Services. The bill provides that no tax may be imposed on (or with respect to the sale, exchange, or other disposition of) any coin, medal, token, or gold, silver, platinum, palladium, or rhodium bullion, whether issued by a state, the United States, a foreign government, or any other person. This would presumably include Bernard von NotHaus, who was convicted March 18 of a section 486 violation by a North Carolinajury after a lengthy prosecution and trial. Rep. Paul was subpoenaed to testify at that trial but asserted congressional immunity to avoid testifying.