Sunday, December 09, 2007

Olson writes Bachmann...

And she'll probably ignore him like she has ignored a good of her constituents...maybe we'll all get on one of those teleconferences!

Olson Writes to Bachmann Regarding Sustainable Energy

For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Truscott

ANOKA – Bob Olson, a DFL candidate in the 6th Congressional District, sent the following letter to Michele Bachmann regarding her vote against legislation to help America end its dangerous dependence on foreign oil.

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The Honorable Michele Bachmann
412 Cannon Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Monday, Dec. 10, 2007

Dear Congresswoman Bachmann:

I am writing regarding your vote last week against a critical piece of legislation that will help move our country beyond its lethal addiction to foreign oil.

This important bill will raise fuel efficiency standards on automobiles for the first time in a generation and eliminate tax breaks for the biggest oil companies in the country so we can invest in American-made renewable energy.

In discussing the bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "We will send our energy dollars to the Midwest, not the Middle East."

She's absolutely right.

Currently, we export a billion dollars a day out of our country to keep America moving. Our addiction to foreign oil has us mired in no-win alliances in the Middle East, it's poisoning our environment and it's crippling our economy.

Minnesota can play a leading role in breaking this dangerous cycle. We can create thousands of new, good jobs, which is nothing to scoff at given the economic difficulties facing our great state.

I am advocating additional strong investment in loan guarantee funds and tax incentives so Minnesota entrepreneurs can take the impressive work they have done here to the national level. This policy is a victory for Minnesota and America as a whole.

I know you have talked about your interest in improving our economy and strengthening America's national security. Energy independence moves us in that direction.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter. I look forward to you demonstrating positive leadership on this in the future.

Bob Olson

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