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Obama’s abandoned power plants (Obama uses the EPA to kill off a whole industry and energy sector)
the daily caller ^ | 9/28/2012 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 09/29/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT by tobyhill

If voters knew how America’s economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obama’s 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. 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.”

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, Obama’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coal; energypolicy; marxistcoup; thedestroyers

1 posted on 09/29/2012 3:40:41 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

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?


2 posted on 09/29/2012 3:58:10 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

Why should they? Obama’s on track for reelection. Obviously the majority of American’s are OK with this. So why should they?


3 posted on 09/29/2012 4:07:54 AM PDT by paul544
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To: tobyhill

Check out the map.

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=209611697914812565322.0004bb627ee4991874568&msa=0&ll=39.707187,-96.899414&spn=21.595648,46.538086

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.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 4:09:49 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: tobyhill

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.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 4:10:38 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: shalom aleichem
Is there no recourse for “We The People” to right the ship?

Yes there is: HAMMER YOUR ELECTED, YOUR NEWSPAPERS: AMERICA CAN'T AFFORD OBAMA ANY LONGER - HE HAS TO GO!!!

6 posted on 09/29/2012 4:11:24 AM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: tobyhill
There is no surprise here...

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.

7 posted on 09/29/2012 4:13:37 AM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: tobyhill

How about some Romney political ads showing a succession of closed power plants and people looking at their electric bills under one dim bulb.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 4:16:55 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: tobyhill

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.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 4:18:11 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: shalom aleichem

why aren’t Republicans talking about this.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 4:21:49 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: shalom aleichem
Why has Congress done nothing to stop him?

How and why Obama, Congress on both sides of the aisle, and the judicial system all the way up the line seem to be gleeful and enthusiastic participants in the destruction of the country is the stuff of conspiracy novels. People are motivited by money and power, but also as a reaction to blackmail. We've seen too many examples of some investigation being dropped without explanation, or a judge turning on a dime at the eleventh hour. It happens too much to be pure coincidence. That said, plain old bribery would be easily detected by the IRS. Blackmail however is virtually untraceable, and has the added component of fear to keep people in line. If one follows this hunch, it could be conjectured that either our own domestic intelligence services e.g. CIA, FBI have been fully compromised, and are being used to "steer" politicians, or the intelligence services of hostile foreign power. Either way, everyone has skeletons in their closet they'd rather not let out, and it would explain the almost lockstep march towards oblivion our so-called leaders are taking us on.
11 posted on 09/29/2012 4:24:37 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: EBH
"There is no surprise here... 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."

Exactly

12 posted on 09/29/2012 4:41:10 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (we are so screwed - ^_^)
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To: EBH
I am tired of conservatives saying 0bama has failed.

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 -

13 posted on 09/29/2012 4:54:18 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: VRW Conspirator
permanently handicap it

That would explain the symbolism of all the golf.
14 posted on 09/29/2012 5:09:19 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: VRW Conspirator
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.

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.

15 posted on 09/29/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: tobyhill

Bump


16 posted on 09/29/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: tobyhill

Bump


17 posted on 09/29/2012 5:32:16 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: lowbridge
Yep, and another major disaster at an oil refinery in Oklahoma on the tube this morning. Too many catastrophies at oil refineries lately. Sabotage?
18 posted on 09/29/2012 5:42:07 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Eye of Unk
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.

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. :^)

19 posted on 09/29/2012 5:56:45 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: dalebert
I don't understand Romney and his handlers with this stupid talking point. "I will create 12 million jobs." Period.

How about this instead? President Romney will lift all restrictions on:

The Keystone Pipeline.
Building new coal-fired power plants.
Mining, drilling, fracking, for all energy sources within our boards.
Licensing of new nuclear power facilities.
Building new oil refineries.

Net result in implementing any or all of these... More US energy independence. Millions of new non-government jobs. And, not $7.25 an hour jobs. Good paying jobs. Some that will span generations.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 6:00:32 AM PDT by NamVet71MP
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To: dalebert
why aren’t Republicans talking about this.

Because they are more scared of Sarah Palin than they are of "Barack Obama".

21 posted on 09/29/2012 6:02:18 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Right Wing Assault
You are seeing Obama's "energy policy" at work and writ large. To wit:

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.

22 posted on 09/29/2012 6:12:06 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: shalom aleichem

He said hewas going to kill off coal in his election campaign - loud and clear. McStupid did not make hay out of it.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 7:06:31 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: paul544
Given the severe censorship practiced by the media, most Americans have never heard about any of this. If they knew, they might care-- but not necessarily.

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.

24 posted on 09/29/2012 1:22:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SaraJohnson

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!!!”


25 posted on 09/29/2012 1:24:04 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: NamVet71MP
I don't understand Romney and his handlers with this stupid talking point. "I will create 12 million jobs." Period.

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.

26 posted on 09/29/2012 1:27:58 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: shalom aleichem

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.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 4:28:20 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Vinnie

Prezident Bolton.....Yes!!!!!!


28 posted on 09/29/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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