Why is it that the dems want to raise taxes on oil but want the taxes on alternative means reduced such as solar, wind and other areas? While at the same time the repubs want to keep or even lower taxes on the oil industry yet do NOT want to lower it for the alternative means? This is one of those issues I was talking about wanting iron clad guarantees if we were to drill in anwar. Things that neither side could get out of, like actually doing things to encourage alternatives. Why should they not get the same discounts as the oil industry if the government is really serious in saying they want to find other means? It is kind of hard for solar, wind and other alternatives to compete if they are not even on a level playing field concerning taxes and funding. Just curious if anyone knows why it is the oil industry gets the breaks and the others don't if they say they are serious about working on alternatives.