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The Times is admitting Obama's energy plans will not work.
1 posted on 05/23/2009 4:45:43 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: steelyourfaith; xcamel

ping


2 posted on 05/23/2009 4:47:32 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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This coming from the NY Smiles?


3 posted on 05/23/2009 4:50:00 PM PDT by wastedyears (Rock and roll ain't worth the name if it don't make ya strut)
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Then, the impetus was high oil prices, but those prices fell. Now, Mr. Sharp said, the impetus for Mr. Obama’s fuel efficiency plan and many other energy proposals is the growing concern about global warming.

LOL! Just another reason Obama's proposal will fail.

4 posted on 05/23/2009 5:09:33 PM PDT by Need4Truth (Washington DC is a foreign entity.)
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[The Times is admitting Obama’s energy plans will not work. ]

Yup, another crack in the flowrpot. You can mandate anything you want by law, but the laws of nature always prevail.

We’ll see how long it takes our idiot countrymen to figure this out.


5 posted on 05/23/2009 5:26:42 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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I strongly advise everyone to invest heavily in 100W light bulbs, and soon, as they are the first to be banned in 2012, and all incandescent light bulbs by 2014.

Britain did so not too long ago, and it resulted in panic buying, and people tormented by light bulbs that give them headaches, have dim and generally unpleasant light.

DO NOT EXPECT THE REPUBLICANS TO STOP THIS NONSENSE!

President W. Bush willingly signed on to this insanity, and Republicans have not made the first effort to end other such evil, ridiculous and mean-spirited programs.

How to calculate how many 100W light bulbs you will need:

1) Count how many 100W light bulbs you currently use in your home.
2) Figure on replacing each one, each year for decades.

The only way this nightmare will end is if the federal government is finally stripped of the unconstitutional powers it is wielding. This may happen after a tremendous crisis, or if the individual States finally have had enough, and are forced to call a Constitutional Convention.

Sad to say, it is not just unwillingness to stop the uncontrolled growth of the federal government. It may be beyond the power of anyone in the federal government to stop it.


6 posted on 05/23/2009 5:28:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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Congress! Why is it that every time there’s something impeding our progress, it’s Congress?


7 posted on 05/23/2009 5:42:12 PM PDT by sionnsar ((Iran Azadi | 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | "Also sprach Telethustra" - NonValueAdded)
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I have a number of lights at my house that I rarely use and when I do use them it's usually only for a few minutes. Why should I pay $10.00 for a light bulb for a light that is rarely used? The energy savings in nonexistent. What's wrong with these idiots. What about light bulbs for appliances? Do you want a light bulb with mercury in it for your oven or refrigerator? These politicians are dumb as a box of rocks.
9 posted on 05/23/2009 6:02:00 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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“would require the average car to get 40 percent more miles on each gallon.”

Since these mandates are Cafe standards they don’t apply to all cars manufactured. Auto companies only have to have an average MPG for their fleet. If cars are 40 percent more efficient the demand for gasoline will go down and so will the price. The insentive to buy fuel efficient cars will go away and people won’t by the small more efficient cars. It’s such simple economics, but beyond the scope of the current administration.


11 posted on 05/23/2009 6:24:36 PM PDT by yazoo (Conservatives believe what they see. Liberals see what they believe.)
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You mean you can’t dictate innovation? Really? Who would have thunk it?


15 posted on 05/23/2009 8:16:36 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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