Skip to comments.Obama heads to Walmart to praise energy efficiency
Posted on 05/09/2014 6:11:19 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
President Obama spoke at a Walmart in the heart of Silicon Valley and rolled out his plan for energy reform, an ambitious effort to convert more businesses, homes and government buildings to solar power. Obama praised the store's solar panels, LED lighting and updated refrigeration systems as examples of the redoubled efforts he wants private companies and the government to make toward a cleaner, greener future.
Obama's choice of Walmart to highlight energy efficiency enraged those who see the retail giant and its low-wage jobs as a major driver of the income gap that Obama so often speaks of trying to narrow. Hundreds of labor union members and other activists protested outside the store Friday as Obama spoke inside.
"I'm ordering an additional $2 billion in upgrades over the next three years. These upgrades will create tens of thousands of construction jobs and save taxpayers billions of dollars." ...new efficiency standards for walk-in coolers and freezers and electric motors, which will help reduce carbon pollution by up to 158 million metric tons -- equivalent to the annual electricity [generation of] three average-size coal-fired power plants. ...it will save businesses and consumers an estimated $26 billion on utility bills through 2030.
Obama's choice of Walmart to highlight private-sector energy efficiency enraged many on the left. ...Efrain Aguilera, a farm worker from Salinas who held one corner of a giant sign saying: "Mr. President, support our Walmart workers." He said the labor movement is disappointed with Obama because it worked so hard to get him elected and yet now he's lending support to Walmart. U.S.
(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...
Utopia is almost here, comrades. Obama is using his pen. He's going to create tens of thousands of jobs. He's going to force us to save billions of dollars. He's making useless power plants shut down. By himself, he is perfecting us.
All praise the most gracious Lord Obama.
All you FReepers and Rush Limbaugh conservatives calling Obama stupid, he doesn’t know what he’s doing, etc. He knows EXACTLY what he’s doing.
What the hell is he talking about? What is he “ordering”?
Sorry ‘bout that...too much editing by me to squeeze into 300 words. Here’s the answer to your question: “Two years ago, I ordered $2 billion in energy upgrades to federal buildings,” Obama said. “Today, I’m ordering an additional $2 billion in upgrades over the next three years. And these upgrades will create tens of thousands of construction jobs and save taxpayers billions of dollars.”
IOW, he’s spending ANOTHER $2 BILLION of OUR money to “upgrade” federal buildings with energy efficient thingies. But, don’t worry your little head about that...the ChiComs are happy to loan us another 2B. And he’s creating tens of thousands of jobs and saving us taxpaying schlubs BILLIONS of dollars. The man is a financial genius, I tell you. The ROIs on these investments are breathtaking.
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL
How far the Greek columns have fallen!
I just lost all my respect for Walmart letting trash like him in there.
Did you hear him? He’s ORDERING.... And of course he had to use the term “climate change deniers”. It’s too bad there’s not an opposition party to stop all this money laundering and taxpayer theft. The only industry that’s more into money laundering that the “green” industry is Hollywood. Oh, and political campaigns.
He’s ORDERING it so WE can save money. Kind of like the 57 mpg cars he’s ORDERING be made so WE will save even more money, regardless of whether we like the damn products he’s ORDERING be built. Eff him. Unfortunately, all the Washington elites have this mindset regardless of party.
Next week he will be holding them up as an example of a minimum wage company.
I wonder if all those so-called conservative talking heads and pundits and reporters regret giving obama a pass on the birth certificate and other vital information that the electorate has an absolute right to know prior going to the voting booth.
All us ‘truthers’ and ‘birthers’ wanted was proof. Something each one of us has to provide to even open a bank account. Now it's far too late - we have a de facto dictator.
Conditioned America into accepting more and more and more irresponsibility from him (and Democrats).
What would one expect from a basically godless party?