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house Bill H.R. 2028

Funding the Federal Government Until April 2017 and Disaster Relief

Argument in favor

Congress needs to pass this stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown on December 9. This is a very inefficient way to run a government, but at the end of the day the government needs money to function. An extension of this length gives the Trump administration a chance to draft and pass its own budget next year.

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04/27/2015
I believe we need to fund in clean water and have energy research. however I have issues with fracking since it has proven so far to destroy precious land and water and has increased earthquakes in area
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04/27/2015
This bill will appropriate 1.7 billion dollars to renewable energy, significantly more than coal and oil. It's clearly moving in the right direction and must therefore be endorsed simply by principle and knowledge of progress.
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05/02/2015
There's a hole in the bucket dear liza, dear liza, there's a hole in the bucket.
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Argument opposed

Aside from the fact that it’s another short-term spending bill that kicks the can down the road, there’s a lot to dislike about this bill. It falls short of what’s needed to support communities affected by lead-tainted drinking water, suffering from the effects of drought and natural disasters, and coal miners who would lose their healthcare coverage.

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04/28/2015
Renewable energy should receive preference over dirty energy.
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joshualogancook's Opinion
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04/29/2015
This problematic bill with many good elements is a clear example of the U.S. Government bureaucracy making a mess of what should be a simple process.
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04/28/2015
Let's stop undoing the work done to create cleaner air & water. We must find better renewable power sources!
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    I believe we need to fund in clean water and have energy research. however I have issues with fracking since it has proven so far to destroy precious land and water and has increased earthquakes in area
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    Renewable energy should receive preference over dirty energy.
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    This problematic bill with many good elements is a clear example of the U.S. Government bureaucracy making a mess of what should be a simple process.
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    Let's stop undoing the work done to create cleaner air & water. We must find better renewable power sources!
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    If we continue to cut environmental sound energy, we might as well be signing the death warrants for millions of people globally, not just the United States.
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    We need to start considering about our long term, clean, sustainable energy and that is nuclear energy. France is able to power 80% of their electric grid via nuclear energy. Why not us? This bill overemphasizes short term energy needs when we must be looking long term.
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    This bill will appropriate 1.7 billion dollars to renewable energy, significantly more than coal and oil. It's clearly moving in the right direction and must therefore be endorsed simply by principle and knowledge of progress.
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    There's a hole in the bucket dear liza, dear liza, there's a hole in the bucket.
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    I want my grandchildren to benefit from public infrastructure as I have done all my life. I am outraged at the plutocracy and profiteering that has overtaken our politicians. Fix it!
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    We're living in an oligarchy... The money is being used for whatever a small group of powerful people want it to be used for... On top of that our massive government is literally shredding straight through all the money we have. We don't have to compromise... We just have to get these people out of the government.
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    Renewable energy has been placed in low priority consistently, no matter how much promise it may show.
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    This is an excellent start to making the necessary cuts in government spending. Spending should continue to decrease on an annual basis.
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    While I badly want the people of Flint MI to get their infrastructure repaired so they finally have clean water, stripping the #BuyAmerican provision will harm all Americans long term
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    While I disagree with the cuts to environmental energy, I recognize the need for compromise and appreciate the funding to science energy research, water, and environment cleanup.
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    This legislation, while fraught with issues, ultimately serves the greater good and should be supported as Energy is critical
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    Basically my opinion, use what you have. If it's not being used in one area use it where it can be of some use.
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    This bill isn't perfect, but it's not supposed to be. It's a compromise. Overall the spending increase is mostly keeping with inflation.
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    I think this is the best we can do under the current fiscal climate. Demand for renewable energy sources must come from the consumers, not imposed by Federal fiat. Only then should we see changes on Federal policy.
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    We need to invest a lot more in energy research across the board. Our R&D spending already lags behind where it needs to be.
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    Neuclear energy is a more 'sustainable' than coal or oil, but the radiation and toxic chemicals as a byproduct are too much of a hazard to invest in further when clean energy is a viable solution. Seems like mongering for nuclear energy if you ask me.
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