Skip to comments.Which Way, USA? America At A Crossroads With Economic And Energy Policy
Posted on 03/23/2014 7:04:59 AM PDT by Kaslin
Will Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources oil in particular and that squelches the nations economy? Or could it be that, at such a time as this, rationality might take-hold in the USA yet again?
As if our own problems arent a sufficient reason to bolster the U.S. energy industry, the world is now upended by a Russia that appears intent on re-creating another Soviet Union while simultaneously forming an energy axis with China. If America could supply more of the worlds natural gas and oil supplies, it would mean more wealth flowing in to the U.S., more American employment, and greater stabilization for the Western world, even at a time when the NATO nations appear to be in a leadership vacuum without steady leadership from the U.S.
Instead, eco-warriors on the left are poring big money in to political advertisements bashing congressional Republicans who support the Keystone pipeline project with Canada, and some are even threatening to abandon the Democrat party if President Obama doesnt abandon the pipeline project altogether.
The real needs of human beings needs for employment, expanding opportunity, and a stable economy take a backseat to the one true religion of green energy. Yet as the American left continues to worship at the same altar and the American president tries not to offend them, other nations of the free and industrialized world are actually trying to improve their economies and get out of debt.
Consider Canada and its Prime Minster Stephen Harper. First elected in 2006, Harper has over the past eight years championed free trade, federal government spending reductions, and - a dramatic boost in oil production. Today the Canadian government is on track to be debt-free in 2015, as Harper tirelessly lobbies the U.S. to become more cooperative with pipeline projects and energy exploration.
Then consider the country of Australia and its new Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It wasnt sufficient that in 2013 Australia was already a global leader in iron ore and timber production and that its government was set to close out the calendar year debt-free no, the citizenry of the land down under wanted an even more business-friendly and fiscally sound government for themselves, so they elected a candidate for Prime Mister who repeated from the campaign trail that the global climate change agenda is absolute crap.
Shortly before his election victory Abbott was asked in a nationwide television interview with our government debt so low, why do you want to cut government spending even further?
Because theres still waste in our government, thats why Abbott replied. After his September 7, 2013 landslide win he set a date of July 1, 2014 by which he intends to eliminate his nations carbon tax.
And despite that fact that American eco-zealots ignore this, it is nonetheless a fact that the European nations are abandoning their green status. In January the European commission, the legislative body of the union that sets policies shared among the member nations, voted to officially abandon specific sets of climate change protocols. Even more stunning, the commission appears to be preparing to allow fracking among the member nations, with the hope of making Europe a leader in the global natural gas and oil shale markets.
America may continue to embrace the economic hostility of Obama, Biden, and the radicalized Democrat party. But the rest of the industrialized world is moving in the exact opposite direction of our President and Vice President, away from the Obama traditions of dangerous government debt and economy-killing environmental zealotry.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
Despair and decline seem to be the chosen path for now, at least until 2017. There are a number of policies now in place, that regardless of their clumsy and erratic application, are unlikely to be terminated before then, and possibly not for some time later on.
Cramp all industrial expansion, through regulation and taxation.
Retreat from economic and diplomatic confrontations everywhere in the world.
Distract the public with specious and meaningless speculations on “green” energy alternatives, that shall never be competitive, or even achieve a minimal level of reliability.
Lie. Try to convince the portion of the voters that lack even the rudiments of critical thinking that it is a) not the fault of the current regime, and b) those people who say otherwise are really the liars themselves, and cannot be counted upon to ever come to the official version of “truth”.
> Will Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources oil in particular and that squelches the nations economy? Or could it be that, at such a time as this, rationality might take-hold in the USA yet again?
its new Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It wasnt sufficient that in 2013 Australia was already a global leader in iron ore and timber production and that its government...
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Please see my tagline.
I’m of the opinion that, when it finally comes down to respecting the environment and surviving, a good number of the American people miiiiight snap back to sanity, but that’s a very big miiiiight.
Looking at all the candles in the above photo, my first thought is: Why can’t the protesters find a carbon-neutral way to express their displeasure? Isn’t burning less fuel the reason why they are against the pipeline in the first place?
I’m reminded of an anecdote from the fringe-y book “Morning of the Magicians” — someone pointed out to Hitler that embracing both the Hollow Earth (which isn’t like it sounds — the idea was that we live on the *inside* of a spherical surface, and it’s rock in all directions infinitely) and the Eternal Ice “theory”, and the Big A responded that idealogy doesn’t have to be coherent. We like to think of him as a madman, or as stupid, and his likeness should be in the dictionary to illustrate “criminal”, but whatever else he was, he was a political genius.
Flip a coin — heads is hope, tails it’s change.
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