Skip to comments.Obama’s abandoned power plants (Obama uses the EPA to kill off a whole industry and energy sector)
Posted on 09/29/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT by tobyhill
If voters knew how Americas economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obamas administration, Mitt Romney would win in a landslide.
In the 2008 campaign, President Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that the notion of no coal is an illusion. He noted that he favors a cap-and-trade system, [s]o if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. Its just that it will bankrupt them because theyre going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas thats being emitted.
While Obama did not get to implement cap-and-trade, he found other ways to shut down coal-burning power plants.
In the name of a rigidly anti-prosperity ideology, Obamas administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency, is continuing its war on jobs and reliable sources of energy. And like most onerous regulations, the true costs are not immediately visible.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Why has Congress done nothing to stop him?
Why has our very expensive Congress not even SAID anything even if they lack the votes in the Senate to get past Harry Reid?
Is there no recourse for “We The People” to right the ship?
Why should they? Obama’s on track for reelection. Obviously the majority of American’s are OK with this. So why should they?
Check out the map.
The Eastern half of the US is going to be devastated. Zoom in on individual states to see locations better. Click on the blue pointers to see info. The column on the left gives more details.
With all these plants closing, what do we do for electrical energy? The remaining plants can’t possibly handle the load and I don’t see large numbers of “clean” plants under construction.
This is something Romney should start pounding on. Bring out the charts in each state and show people what obama has planned for them.
This is just another spike in our coffin if allowed to continue. The obama master plan marches on.
I just had an image from a Tom Clancy novel years ago, about a lone wolf pilot who commandeers a 747 and dive bombs it into Congress.
Yes there is: HAMMER YOUR ELECTED, YOUR NEWSPAPERS: AMERICA CAN'T AFFORD OBAMA ANY LONGER - HE HAS TO GO!!!
He said he was going to do this!
I am tired of conservatives saying 0bama has failed. No, he has not failed and is not failing to implement everything he actually told he would.
You and I see it for how wrong-headed he is, but for the states that were suing each other over the ‘pollution’ he is doing what the courts could not. He is right on target with their agenda.
How about some Romney political ads showing a succession of closed power plants and people looking at their electric bills under one dim bulb.
When vast electrical outages occur, NERC, FERC and Bert and Ernie will be there to point fingers at the Reliability Coordinator who was working at the time.
why aren’t Republicans talking about this.
Obama does not want to destroy America! He just wants to maim it-permanently handicap it, by economics, by resources and raw materials, by whatever means.
The picture of him bowing to the Saudi King is his vision of America - subserviant in the world -
He wants to permanently, irreparably damage America. He is working on "leveling the playing field" so that we have no power and are equal to Third World countries. Go see "2016" while it is still showing at theaters. I believe Dinesh D'Souza nails it.
Debt of Honor..IMO one of his best. The sequel sucked .
If that happened today guess we would have to appoint John Bolton or Allen West president. :^)
Because they are more scared of Sarah Palin than they are of "Barack Obama".
1. Veto the Keystone pipeline.
Effect: Thousands of potential jobs lost. Secure source of oil (as secure as Alaskan crude) is refused in favor of continued use of Venezuelan oil.
2. "Invest" billions of dollars in alternate energy boondoggles.
Effect: A triple play. Pay off your campaign donors with taxpayers money, move the US closer to bankruptcy, seem like you are doing something.
3. Guarantee Brazilian deepwater exploration costs.
Effect: Encourage foreign energy development and help bankrupt the US.
4. Discourage domestic drilling, and stop it where you can (Gulf of Mexico).
Effect: Decrease domestic energy production, make US more dependent on foreign oil, kill the economy, make energy more expensive.
5. Kill the coal industry AND the coal to electricity generating industry.
Effect: Decrease domestic energy production, make US more dependent on foreign energy, kill the economy, make energy more expensive.
The US has a comparative advantage in energy. That is, the US has more of it and can deliver it to market in volume more cheaply and in more forms than other countries. Energy is involved in the production and transportation of virtually every good and service. Cheap, abundant energy will invigorate the economy. Cheap energy means jobs and growth.
So why is Obama making energy scarce and more expensive? Answers please.
He said hewas going to kill off coal in his election campaign - loud and clear. McStupid did not make hay out of it.
The Founding Fathers were clear that representative government depended on an educated and informed electorate. Otherwise, they reasoned, self government was impossible.
This is why they deemed freedom of the press so important. The press was seen as the purveyors of information and analysis in the marketplace of ideas, self correcting in the long run, as any free market.
What they did not foresee was the breaking of the institution by a hostile project such as the Marxist Left. As a result, for the last generation we have been in the process of demonstrating the validity of their judgments.
It is also the WAY the media reports things. O says something outrageoeus and media does a ho-hum. Like: “Today O said he would abolish private property, but in other news HE IS GIVING AWAY FREE PHONES!!!”
I agree. Nobody can relate to "12 million jobs." It is a meaningless statistic. Just shows that all the money in Romney's war chest still can't hire advisors who know WTF they are doing.
We are supposed to have an opposition party that takes on these kind of radical notions like closing down coal energy plants. We don’t. We have one party.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.