Un-Treehugger: Quote by US Senator Chuck Grassley

We try to keep things positive around here and leave it to others to report the negative stories, but once in a while we read something that gives us brain cramps and that has to be mentioned out of some kind of morbid fascination. This quote by Iowa senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley is a prime example of not getting it. He said: "You know what? What makes our economy grow is energy. And Americans are used to going to the gas tank (sic), and when they put that hose in their, uh, tank, and when I do it, I wanna get gas out of it. And when I turn the light switch on, I want the lights to go on, and I don't want somebody to tell me I gotta change my way of living to satisfy them. Because this is America, and this is something we've worked our way into, and the American people are entitled to it, and if we're going improve (sic) our standard of living, you have to consume more energy." via ::Clusterfuck Nation, ::Official US Senate Grassley Website