YET ANOTHER DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO SHORE UP THE BASE – AND FORWARD THE ‘GREEN’ AGENDA
Two peas in a pod
From the Doing the Same Thing Over and Over and Expecting Different Results department: Barack “I never saw windmill or solar panel I didn’t like” Obama warned the Obamabots for the billionth time late last week that (man-made) global warming would soon destroy the earth as we know it – and vowed that only hundreds of billions of additional “investment” (taxpayer dollars) to subsidize “green energy” firms would prevent the “epic cataclysm” from occurring:
“By the way, yes; my plan will reduce the carbon pollution that is eating our planet because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and hurricanes and wildfires. That’s not a joke. That’s a threat to our children’s future, and we can do something about it.”
Really, Al – er – O? More droughts? You mean like the Dust Bowl of the 1930s? More hurricanes? Seems to me that we’ve seen less hurricanes in recent years, haven’t we? (Note: Global warming loons like to play scare this particular scare tactic both ways: When hurricane activity increases – they naturally blame it on global warming. When hurricane activity decreases, they say its the result of warmer waters in the Atlantic, due to – wait for it – global warming.) And wildfires? Hell yea, O – what else but man-made global warming would cause an arsonist, irresponsible smoker, careless trash burner – or lightning – to start a wildfire? More from President Green Jobs:
“So, now you’ve got a choice. My plan would cut our oil imports in half and invest in the clean energy that has created thousands of jobs all across America.”
Translation: “Under my plan…electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
We’ve already seen your plan, O: Not only have you failed to create the “thousands of jobs all across America,” but you flushed billions of taxpayer dollars down the “clean energy” toilet in the process. Cut oil imports in half? Have you actually taken the time to consider where and how all that evil oil is used? What “clean energy alternative” can “you” (That’s “you” – as in “you” killed Osama bin Laden.) provide to the nation’s trucking and railway companies – not to mention, heavy industries? What viable (and affordable) alternative can you force Americans to use in their automobiles?
Here’s the reality, O: The horse and buggy business didn’t disappear because an intrusive government did its best to kill it. It didn’t go out of business because government invested billions of dollars in the fledgling automobile industry. Competition and free markets not only developed the internal combustion engine and the automobile; it learned to mass-produce vehicles – cost-effectively – and the horse and buggy business simply fell victim to progress.
Under your “plan,” the horse and buggy business would be decimated – long before the free market produced a viable alternative. (Of course you would have probably been flushing taxpayer dollars down the toilet on wind-powered cars, huh?) Moreover, your plan is politically-motivated - period. That’s not how capitalism works – or thrives. Take a look at history, O.
Think about it: Cut oil imports in half (without increasing domestic production or approving the Keystone XL pipeline, of course) and drive up the cost – with the perverse logic of making “clean energy” costs “competitive” as a result. This is a perfect example of liberal elitists’ lack of understanding of the business world. Competition works the other way around; those who learn to produce goods or services efficiently drive prices down – forcing competitors to either follow suit – or go under. O would have us believe that by forcing energy costs to “skyrocket,” we’ll turn to his beloved “green energy” sources as the only alternative. Liberals.
Yep, on Planet Obama – to hell with the free market; let’s cause the cost of energy to “skyrocket” and force Americans to use energy sources on which the Regime has spent more than $90 billion in taxpayer dollars (so far) to promote – all because loons like Al Gore and Barack Obama are fixated on “man-made” global warming. Talk about betting the farm. Except – it’s the taypayers’ farm that the loons are betting. Liberals.
Oh, one more thing: How does O propose to pay for his obsession with solar panels and windmills? Why – by eliminating oil subsidies – which he hypocritically calls “taxpayer-funded welfare. And, as is usually the case with liberals, not only does his math fail – but so does his “logic.” Here’s the “genius” one more time:
“If you want to know how we’re paying for it, one of the things; we do not allow oil companies to collect another $4 billion in taxpayer-funded corporate welfare every single year.”
Hmm, let’s do the math – and I don’t think we need a calculator. O has “invested” (taxpayer-funded corporate welfare) in excess of $90 billion on mostly-failed “green energy” companies in less than four years. Just imagine what he would do over the next four years – without the fear of running for reelection. He tells us that “one of the ways we’ll pay for it” is to eliminate $4 billion in oil company subsidies. Bend over, America – when a Democrat says “one of the ways” – it’s the “rest of the ways” that are going to hurt like hell.
Incidentally, why does O rail against oil subsidies? Because he knows it fires up the “less-than-informed” among his base. The truth is – shocker - his charge is just one more political lie.