REALLY want energy independance, more American jobs, better innovation, and more fuel diversity?
There are easier, cheaper legislations that will allow Americans to solve our own problems WITHOUT a trillion dollar price tag.
Get your Washington politicians to:
RELEASE THE PATENTS on all engine, alternative energy, and renewable fuel technologies. It's simple. It's cheap. It's effective. Here's why:
While a FEW companies would obviously loose money because thier 'intellectual property' is shifted into the realm of 'public domain', this would allow EVERY Tom (Edison), D*** (Kozinski), and Harry (Ferguson) to tinker in thier garages and Americans could literally solve our own problems.
No more of GM buying out effective hydro-fuel cars just to lock it away in thier vault without ever putting it into production.
No more "I'm gonna sue you cause you improved on my product".
It's become a radical idea because the people ACTUALLY BUILDING a superior product in a competetive market would get the capitol gains, rather than the guy who simply "Owns the idea" - but isn't that what capitolism was supposed to be about in the first place? Equal oppertunity, pride in craftmenship, all that jazz?
This is not the ONLY option by any means, but if there are any private citizens like Pickens claims to be, who just want to solve our energy issues - Why not bank roll a plan like THAT?
Mind you, what I've done here is simply throw out an idea, which is a far cry different from having a articulate plan - but then, I'm not a bajillionaire volenteering to bankroll a campain in Washington either.
But look at all the people who jumped on board Picken's plan without knowing HOW the land will be obtained, WHERE the Trillion+ $$$'s are coming from, or WHAT the legislation will look like. Do you realise that RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE there are enough people to put a simpler, cheaper solution like this one into Congress for consideration?
Hey, I'm just thinking out loud here. I KNOW there are smarter, more seasoned professionals here than me. So go ahead and reply. Tell me what you think.