|00:00:00||TO USE THIS FOOD AS GREEN ENERGY.|
|00:00:03||BUT DOES THAT IDEA MAKE ANY SENSE?|
|00:00:05||AFTER THE ADMINISTRATION SPEPT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAXPAYER MONEY ON OTHER FAILED GREEN INITIATIVES, THE E.|
|00:00:12||P.A. AWARDED $90,000 TO A GROUP OF STUDENTS TO DESIGNED A SOLAR PANEL THAT USES SPINACH TO PRODUCE A VERY SLIGHT ENERGY CHARGE.|
|00:00:22||A SLIGHT ELECTRICAL CHARGE IS NOT ENOUGH TO SUPPLY THE UNITED STATES WITH EVEN A FRACTION OF OUR ENERGY NEEDS.|
|00:00:29||NOR WILL IT LEAVE BLUE TOE -- BLUTO SHAKING IN HIS BOOTS.|
|00:00:36||MEANWHILE, WHAT WAS READY FOR THE KEYSTONE X.|
|00:00:41||L. PIPELINE SIT IDLE, THE GULL OF MEXICO SITS, WAITING FOR MORE PERMITS AND THE PROCEDURES IN PLACE HAVE SLOWED DRILLING ON LAND TO A HALT.|
|00:00:53||WHAT WE NEED ARE WAYS TO BRING DOWN THE COST OF GASOLINE.|
|00:00:58||WE DON'T NEED NOR TAXPAYER SPINACH SUBSIDIES, LEAVE SPINACH FOR POPEYE AND THE SUPPER TABLE.|
|00:01:07||AND THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.|
|00:01:10||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CONNECTICUT RISE?|
|00:01:14||>> TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.|
Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, Popeye the sailor has advocated for 80 years that spinach gives energy. Now the EPA wants to use this food as green energy. But does that idea make any sense? After the administration spent hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money on other failed green initiatives, the EPA awarded $90,000 to a group of students who designed a solar panel that uses spinach to produce a very slight energy charge. A slight electrical charge is not enough to supply the United States with even a fraction of our energy needs, nor will it leave Bluto shaking in his boots.
Meanwhile, the shovels that were ready for the Keystone XL pipeline are idle, the Gulf of Mexico sits waiting for more oil and gas lease sales and permits, and the procedural hurdles in place have slowed drilling on public lands to a halt.
What we need are real solutions to bring down the price of gasoline and decrease our dependence on foreign oil. We don't need more taxpayer spinach subsidies. Leave spinach for Popeye and the supper table.
And that's just the way it is.