Do you want to know the honest thoughts of Barack Obama? We have another example of a bit of candor from the candidate from where? San Francisco. The same spot Obama made his insulting remarks about rural residents of western Pennsylvania. This time the remarks were of his plan to destroy the coal industry.
Do you live in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, or Kentucky? Is your family supported by the coal industry? You may want to know that Obama plans to bankrupt the industry. It has to do with his cap and trade system. "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." That from NewsBusters.
"That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches."
"The only thing I've said with respect to coal, I haven't been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it."
"So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them."
This interview with the San Francisco Chronicle was published on January 18, after the interview on January 17. However, the printed interview didn't contain any of the plan of Obama to bankrupt the coal industry. Another California newspaper covering up for Obama.
Senator Clare McCaskill is a prominent television surrogate for the Obama team. She blatantly misrepresents the job situation in this country. Today she again said that millions of jobs have been lost during the Bush campaign. By misrepresented I mean lied. She was trying to bolster Obama's economic plans at the expense of the truth. George W. Bush came into office at the bottom of the Clinton-Gore induced recession. The Bush administration, by lowering taxes, brought the country out of recession and out of the dire straits of the economy after the attacks of 9/11/01. Over 9 million jobs have been created by this administration.
Lower taxes create jobs and financial security at home, Senator McCaskill, not raising taxes, especially in a very soft economy. It is not a measure of patriotism as to how much you pay in taxes. And it is not selfish to want your own hard earned money to grow your own business, thereby employing others and growing the local tax base. The Democrats have a very skewed view of patriotism and selfishness when it comes to taxes, led by their candidate.
So, in the world of Barack Obama, he will decide which industry will succeed and which will not and make his tax policy accordingly. He will label Americans selfish and unpatriotic if any disagree with his increasing taxes in a soft economy. Remember when the Democrats squealed if anyone questioned their patriotism? Oh yeah, that was over war so that doesn't count.
Energy independence is important to our national security. It is important to pursue all means of producing energy, as the McCain campaign has stated over and over.
Destroying one energy industry resource will markedly increase electricity and natural gas prices. Obama admitted it in his talk there in San Francisco. Whom is it among us that will suffer the most from that? Yes, the poor and lower income folks. The retired on a set monthly income. This is where Obama is shown to be the most ignorant concerning national policy. He doesn't think a subject through enough. And, he isn't very sympathetic towards less fortunate people. Whether it is increased fuel prices or business practices.
President Bush was the first president to begin funding alternative energy programs and innovation research. Yeah, the one Obama so easily vilifies. Wait until the average rube who voted for Obama discovers the cost of alternative energy and infrastructure. Why do you think it is all not already up and running? Not everyone has the resources of T. Boone Pickens.
And, not everyone is invested in 'green' stocks in hedge funds and the stock market, like the head snake oil salesman, Al Gore. He's made a fortune off the gullible followers out there, succumbing to a power point presentation.