Skip to comments.A Lose Lose Proposition Using Obama Logic
Posted on 02/13/2013 5:21:18 PM PST by Starman417
The Keystone XL Pipeline has been viewed as a means to alleviate several problems: reducing America's dependency upon Middle East Oil, providing a source for America's refining of oil if America ever decides to face reality and challenge the environmentalist insistence against building domestic refineries, lowering the price of fuel at the pump (since increasing pump prices directly influences the price of all domestic products, everything moves by oil), providing employment for many Americans in the construction of the pipeline and at the port, and an assurance of a reliable source of crude (in case we decide to accept reality).
Why would a president who has the best interests of a country and its people foremost as his priorities spend years dithering over whether to give the economy a real stimulus? Many would say the president doesn't like the idea of halting the flow of America's wealth to the Middle East in the exchange of oil for dollars that only continues to weaken the American economy while providing unimaginable wealth to a few dictators in a perverse form of Wealth Redistribution.
"But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. (Applause.) Now, its true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods -- all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science -- and act before its too late. (Applause.)
Now, the good news is we can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth. I urge this Congress to get together, pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress wont act soon to protect future generations, I will. (Applause.) I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change, and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.
Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it. And weve begun to change that. Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America. So lets generate even more. Solar energy gets cheaper by the year -- lets drive down costs even further. As long as countries like China keep going all in on clean energy, so must we."
Maintaining this conspicuous drain on America's wealth and denying the obvious benefits of the Keystone has been hard to for Leftists to justify, even for the bizarre logic of the Obama sycophant; yet Obama may have a solution that will mollify his Progressive constituencies and their anti-America bias.
The solution is a stroke of genius among those who seek control and a revival of the Global Warming Hoax: a carbon tax will placate the effete environmentalist, it will ease the deficit, and it will help Obama achieve one of his campaign promises, to make the price of energy skyrocket.
The astute student of American government would say Congress will never approve such a tax, but California Senator Boxer is way ahead of you Constitutional types, she has already outlined a plan to impose a Carbon Tax through the EPA.
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Got any thoughts on that, Pimpy?
Let me start with the obvious - today, we import virtually no oil from the middle east. Most of it comes from Canada, Mexico and South America (primarily Venezuela). So, this starts off with misinformation.
As long as the left runs this country and/or pantywaisted environazis are given a say, we will never build any additional refinerirs, much less be able to expand the capacity of existing refineries. That ship done sailed long ago. The environazis have made it too difficult for the oil companies to build or expand their refineries.
Finally, I am of the opinion that zero and his leftist travellers want gas prices to remain high and go higher. Should we ever see gas prices drop to or below $2.50/gal. during this admininistration, for example, I believe that 75% or more of Democrats in Congress would submit bills raising the gas tax so that the price of gas returns above $3.25/gal. mininmum.
The left is dedicated to punishing America for being the most successful nation on earth and they know that fuel is the driver of our economy. zero makes it clear that he is in bed with the ignoramuses who push "green" energy solutions (just think algore and you'll have the picture!). Anything the left can do to cripple our economy and stall job growth is on the table. Anything that opposes those things constitutes an act of war.
"Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America. So let's generate even more. Solar energy gets cheaper by the year -- let's drive down costs even further. As long as countries like China keep going all in on clean energy, so must we."Solyndra Green is People.
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