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Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business
IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT by Kaslin

Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies?

Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition.

On Thursday, Steven Chu, President Obama's energy secretary, told attendees at a solar power event on the National Mall that it's "wonderful" to see companies like Exelon, Apple and Pacific Gas & Electric leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber is a pro-capitalism, pro-free-enterprise association of businesses that has fought against climate treaties like Kyoto and legislation such as Waxman-Markey as futile efforts not founded in science that are economically damaging and recipes for global poverty.

"I think it's wonderful," Chu told reporters at the event. He said that companies that left the 3-million-member chamber objected to "foot-dragging" and "denials" and realize that efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases are "part of our economic future in the United States."

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1 posted on 10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: alrea; bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; fortunecookie; ...

2 posted on 10/12/2009 6:17:30 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

White Roof is at it again eh?


3 posted on 10/12/2009 6:17:42 PM PDT by GeronL ("On my twelfth day in office, Nobel nominated me..")
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To: GeronL

Crackpots always think themselves right. Choo Choo is no exception.


4 posted on 10/12/2009 6:19:14 PM PDT by Tarpon (Oba-Mao is a reader, not a leader ...)
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To: Kaslin

We’ll see how wonderful things are for Steve Jobs when sales for his gadgets suddenly plummet and Apple Stores begin closing their doors due to consumers having to choose between keeping the lights on and eating, which won’t leave much money for an iPhone, MAC, or iPod.


5 posted on 10/12/2009 6:23:18 PM PDT by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: Kaslin

Obama Cap and Tax - just another nail in the coffin of American enterprise, all according to plan to bring America down to turd world status and turn over our sovereignty to the UN. Global redistribution of America’s wealth. Gee I wonder what will happen when the nation, and the world, runs out of other people’s money??


6 posted on 10/12/2009 6:28:35 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Kaslin

Your plan is unacceptable to the American people, Chu.


7 posted on 10/12/2009 6:48:16 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kaslin

Right on the money. Great editorial.


8 posted on 10/12/2009 7:08:08 PM PDT by your local physicist (Gridlock is good...in Washington.)
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To: your local physicist

Bump!


9 posted on 10/12/2009 7:10:44 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: Kaslin

Looks like when Zero appointed this bonehead, Steven bit off more than he could Chu.


10 posted on 10/12/2009 7:53:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Kaslin

I have always felt it deep inside my gut-that intuition thing-that Obama knows EXACTLY what he is doing and how he wants to get there, despite his lack of governmental experience per se.

Obama has an agenda and it is decidedly anti-American. He and his fellow comrades have a malevolent plan in place, and they are working assiduously to implement it. Soros is a major string puller in this kabuki dance, his Islamist friends will be the main beneficiaries.

Through their dismantling of the economy; through their takeover of MAJOR companies; through his propping up dictators, AND through weakening the US abroad, Obama is steadily marching the US towards its deconstruction.

Unless one can convince themselves that every destructive thing he is doing is an accident, then there is NO other explanation.

He is by far the most dangerous man on the world stage since Hitler. This is not to say that he will give orders to build killing fields, but this is to say that he is PURPOSEFULLY creating conditions whereby the US will sooner, rather than later, be referred to as the late, great USA.

His goal is to lead a world confederation in one form or another. He is well on his way.


11 posted on 10/12/2009 8:07:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: Kaslin
Another sick clown in the management.
12 posted on 10/12/2009 8:38:19 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is what I have been thinking but afraid to say it.
13 posted on 10/12/2009 8:41:53 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: T Lady

I told my wife once that the best way to get the “yute’s” of America off the GW/environmental bandwagon is make them live in a post cheap energy world for a while. No iPods, cell phones, no quick trip to the Mall in the car, no Big Screens etc. Anything that uses gasoline, electricity or is recharged with electricity is tossed or the use is severely curtailed. I imagine the selfish, spoiled little rug rats would turn on the cuddly little polar bears like a pack of hungry wolves.


14 posted on 10/12/2009 8:43:20 PM PDT by redangus
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To: redangus
Yes.
15 posted on 10/12/2009 8:44:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Kaslin
I am amazed that so many people support the radical environmental agenda that the Democrats are trying to implement. The Cap and Trade scheme takes massive amounts of money from middle class families in the form of higher energy costs and gives that money to corporations run by rich, well connected friends of the Democrats.

They will destroy American industry just like they destroyed real estate and the banks.

16 posted on 10/12/2009 9:08:50 PM PDT by eggman (Obama's Spread the Wealth will work just as well as Spread the Liabilities (sub-prime mortgages))
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To: Kaslin; enough_idiocy; Desdemona; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; ...
 




"Chu Still Have No Clue"

17 posted on 10/13/2009 3:17:20 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is his mission to destroy the USA.


18 posted on 10/13/2009 3:21:33 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: redangus

LOL! They will indeed.


19 posted on 10/13/2009 3:29:13 PM PDT by T Lady (The MSM: Pravda West)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce faces a revolt for its global-warming stance (*BLECH*)
 
10/05/2009 11:22:20 AM PDT·by markomalley· 21 replies· 597+ views
Keene Sentinel ^ | 10/3/2009 | Dana Hull
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce - a strong opponent of the global warming bill passed by the House of Representatives and a likely foe of a Senate bill to be introduced Wednesday - faces a high-profile revolt by some of its members. Earlierthis month, San Francisco-based PG&E took the extraordinary step of quitting the chamber because of its "extreme rhetoric and obstructionist tactics" as the debate over global warming legislation heats up in Congress. Two other utility companies, New Mexico's PNM and Chicago's Exelon, followed PG&E's lead, and other companies are under pressure to join the exodus. On Tuesday,...
 

Apple leaves U.S. Chamber (of Commerce) over climate change stance
 
10/05/2009 2:49:31 PM PDT·by Jean S· 57 replies· 1,267+ views
The Hill ^ | 10/5/09 | Jim Snyder
Apple has left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the fourth company to end its membership over the business group's climate change stance. Afifth company, Nike, quit the Chamber's board of directors but remains members of the group. In a letter sent to Chamber CEO Tom Donohue on Monday, an Apple executive said the company "strongly" objects to the Chamber's comments opposing the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to limit greenhouse gases. "We would prefer that the Chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a constructive role in addressing the climate crisis," Apple Vice President for...
 

Apple joins an exodus of companies from US Chamber of Commerce
 
10/07/2009 7:25:37 PM PDT·by Cicero· 19 replies· 626+ views
BetaNews ^ | October 6, 2009 | By Scott M. Fulton, III
A massive energy bill that has already passed the House, and is currently before the Senate, would create new government programs that would not only encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by utilities and energy companies, but set limits over time as to the quantity of that reduction over the nextseveral years. The US Chamber of Commerce (USCC), a private business federation that is not affiliated with the federal government, went on record last August as being skeptical of any legislative or regulatory effort that assumes greenhouse gasses truly endanger human health. Late last month, the Chamber voiced...
 

20 posted on 10/13/2009 3:47:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Secretary Chu is allergic to coal.

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21 posted on 10/14/2009 3:24:46 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: Cheerio

The spreading around of wealth will be followed by the spreading around of misery.


22 posted on 10/14/2009 3:39:05 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: redangus
I told my wife once that the best way to get the "yute's" of America off the GW/environmental bandwagon is make them live in a post cheap energy world for a while.

After brainwashing at school they come home and unplug an idle cell phone charger (0.03 watts spec, actual is essentially zero), then pop on the big TV and xbox or the 500 watt gaming PC. My godson turned on the A/C the other night, although it was in the 40's outside, the space heater/computer in his BR must have been a little too warm.

23 posted on 10/14/2009 6:02:49 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The spreading around of wealth will be followed by the spreading around of misery.

Yup, as soon as they run out of other peoples money and investors in US debt stop buying it.
24 posted on 10/14/2009 11:07:58 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Kaslin

As I said on another thread, Chu’s choo-choo has gone chugging round the bend, politically speaking. The CoC is our natural ally (apart from their support of amnesty), not The Enemy Of Progress (TM).


25 posted on 03/17/2010 3:22:45 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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