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Elites’ Sacrificial Victims
Natiional Review Online ^ | April 22, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 04/22/2014 4:53:09 AM PDT by Biggirl

Why do our well-meaning elites so often worry about humanity in the abstract rather than the real effects of their cosmic ideologies on the majority? The dream of universal health coverage trumped the nightmare of millions of lives disrupted by the implementation of it. Noble lies, with emphatics like “Period!” were necessary to sell something that would hurt precisely those who were told that this was going to be good for them. A myriad of green mandates has led to California’s having the highest-priced gasoline and electricity in the continental United States, a fact that delights utopians in San Francisco and in the long run might help the rest of us, butrace right now ensures that the poor of the state’s vast, hot interior can scarcely afford to cool their homes or drive to work. Fresno on August 1, after all, is a bit warmer than Berkeley or Menlo Park.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ca; greenmandates; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 04/22/2014 4:53:09 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl
Had {Margaret} Carlson been the director of a liberal green group, and had it been denied tax-exempt status by a high-ranking conservative IRS bureaucrat right before the reelection of George W. Bush, and had that functionary been exposed as an ideologue who harmed the reputation of the IRS and took the Fifth Amendment, I doubt that Carlson would now be writing to express worry over his mounting legal fees.

Margaret Carlson - whores for liberal positions ....

2 posted on 04/22/2014 5:02:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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On Easter Sunday on the one hand, my pop was bloviating about how having multiple people living in a neighboring house was bringing down his “property value”, this from the guy whose yard looks like a nuclear war zone, and in the next breath was blustering about how immigrants are mistreated living multiples to a house and being paid less than minimum wage. He was trying to get in an argument, but nobody took the bait.


3 posted on 04/22/2014 5:02:58 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Biggirl
A myriad of green mandates has led to California’s having the highest-priced gasoline and electricity in the continental United States, a fact

Fact? No. False on the electricity.

Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island all have higher electricity rates.

Rhode Island is actually 21% more expensive.

Electric Power Monthly
http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.cfm?t=epmt_5_6_a

For reference, Alaska and Hawaii, while not part of the claim, are both more as well. Hawaii an insane 125% more at 37.4¢/kWH

4 posted on 04/22/2014 5:18:01 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Deb; Sir Napsalot; Kaslin; neverdem; EXCH54FE; 2ndDivisionVet; Rummyfan; smoothsailing; Hojczyk; ...

VDH ping ...


5 posted on 04/22/2014 5:24:31 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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They profess to care about humanity. It's people they despise.
6 posted on 04/22/2014 5:33:36 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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