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I — that I’m pretty certain of. And look, we’re — we’re still trying to debate whether we can just make sure that middle-class families don’t get a tax hike. Let’s see if we can resolve that. That should be easy. This one’s hard. But it’s important because, you know, one of the things that we don’t always factor in are the costs involved in these natural disasters. We’d — we just put them off as — as something that’s unconnected to our behavior right now, and I think what, based on the evidence, we’re seeing is — is that what we do now is going to have an impact and a cost down the road if — if — if we don’t do something about it.
The president artfully dodging if there would be any movement on a carbon tax. (there won’t be)

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So what I’m going to be doing…is having a conversation, a wide-ranging conversation with scientists, engineers and elected officials…what more can we do to make short-term progress in reducing carbons, and then working through an education process that I think is necessary, a discussion, the conversation across the country about, you know, what realistically can we do long term to make sure that this is not something we’re passing on to future generations that’s going to be very expensive and very painful to deal with.
President Obama talking about next steps on climate change.

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…I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. And as a consequence, I think we’ve got an obligation to future generations to do something about it.
President Obama remarking on climate change in yesterday’s press conference.

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Why we need FEMA. 

This morning walking Frankie I noticed crews were repairing power lines that had fallen during Hurricane Sandy. A closer look at those trucks showed the crews had come from California

A disaster this big requires a coordinated federal response. President Obama told us crews were coming from as far as California to help. This morning I have proof he was telling the truth. 

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President Barack Obama will head to New Jersey Wednesday to survey the damage left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which unleashed devastating flooding along much of the coast and left more than a million households without power.
Wall Street Journal

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Whoever you’re supporting in 2012 - The Environment Loses

When the question of gas prices came up, it raised the future of energy production in America and how we’re going to get the next century’s worth of power. While I give the President credit for mentioning renewables, when push came to shove we saw that dirty power isn’t going anywhere. 

Here’s the President:

Natural gas production is the highest it’s been in decades. We have seen increases in coal production and coal employment. But what I’ve also said is we can’t just produce traditional source of energy. We’ve also got to look to the future. That’s why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. That means that in the middle of the next decade, any car you buy, you’re going to end up going twice as far on a gallon of gas. That’s why we doubled clean — clean energy production like wind and solar and biofuels.

And all these things have contributed to us lowering our oil imports to the lowest levels in 16 years. Now, I want to build on that. And that means, yes, we still continue to open up new areas for drilling. We continue to make it a priority for us to go after natural gas. We’ve got potentially 600,000 jobs and 100 years worth of energy right beneath our feet with natural gas.

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Romney got right to the point. He wants more drilling and he wants the Tar Sands pipeline from Canada. 

Let’s take advantage of the energy resources we have, as well as the energy sources for the future. And if we do that, if we do what I’m planning on doing, which is getting us energy independent, North America energy independence within eight years, you’re going to see manufacturing jobs come back. Because our energy is low cost, that are already beginning to come back because of our abundant energy. I’ll get America and North America energy independent. I’ll do it by more drilling, more permits and licenses.

We’re going to bring that pipeline in from Canada. How in the world the president said no to that pipeline? I will never know.

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The Debate’s Winners and Losers



Women (those not in binders of course)

The 47%

The State Department


The Environment




V-jayjay Binders

Lily Ledbetter

The 47 percent

Candy “Shut ‘Em Down” Crowley

Your assault weapon under a Romney administration




Single parents

Obama’s pension


A good kick-off - what are your winner/loser picks from tonight’s debate?

(via newsweek)

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