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Obama Wants to Bankrupt the Coal Industry and Cause Energy Prices to Skyrocket… For Your Own Good! by American Elephant
November 3, 2008, 5:07 am
Filed under: Economy, Election 2008, Energy | Tags: , , ,

More desperately important reasons to vote for McCain/Palin and do everything in your power in these last two days to make sure as many other McCain/Palin voters get to the polls as possible:

From an interview in San Francisco (naturally) last January:

And, in the same interview, he admits freely that his plans will necessarily cause electricity prices to skyrocket:

Obama wants to drive prices up. He thinks Americans must change their evil energy consuming behavior, and that it is governments’ place to force them to do so. He believes the American free market, where we use electricity when we want it, turn on lightbulbs at our leisure, buy things we want and use them when and how we want — you know, the economic model that has lifted billions of people around the world out of poverty — must be fundamentally changed:

But we will have to subsidize energy for the poor! So not only are your personal energy costs going to skyrocket, you’ll be paying more taxes to subsidize energy for the poor.

And to what end?

As the video says, so that one day in the very distant future, the government will wave its magic wand and create a way to power the economy without oil, without natural gas, without coal, without nuclear — without any of the carbon producing, “dirty” energy sources that currently account for 90.4% of America’s electricity needs. That’s just electricity, it doesn’t even include America’s transportation energy needs.

And until the day when government can somehow make the solar and wind that currently supply 2.4% of our electricity needs, supply all the energy we need for electricity and transportation, you and your family, and your children, and their children, and their children’s children ad infinitum will have to suffer far higher energy prices, higher taxation, higher regulation of your personal behaviors and consumer choices….

THIS is what Obama means when he says he wants to bring about “fundamental change.” A level of Statism that has never, ever been known in this country. The government will tell you what, where and when you can travel. They will dictate through taxation and regulation how much energy you can use, what products you can buy, what temperature you can keep your house, what you can eat!

It is all implicit in his self-described vision. And it is contrary to almost every principle America is founded upon. Is Statism the change Americans are looking for? It’s the change they’re about to get!

Tell me where I’m wrong.

UPDATE: Sarah Palin responds to Obama’s vision for the coal industry:

(h/t Hot Air)

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I love how you get all your stories from the farthest right blogs out there,

http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/2008/11/01/whymccainhaslost/

Comment by pacer521

Sorry, pacer, the stories here are right from Obama’s mouth. These are his intentions. He accepts Al Gore’s absurd claims about carbon dioxide being the “cause” of “global warming”. He thinks, contrary to all evidence, that we have to “do something” about carbon. The earth is cooling, and has been for the last 10 years. The cooling is expected to last for another 30 years. There is no evidence anywhere that wind or solar or geothermal can provide the energy we need. We have a coal supply that will last us at least for 300 years. And Obama wants to bankrupt the coal industry.
So what matters is where we found the video? You need to get your priorities straight.

Comment by The Elephant's Child

That’s what Obama supporters do! They learned it from their messiah. If you cant refute the facts, and how can they refute Obama in his own words — then attack the source. Heck, if they were Obama, they’d be trying to prosecute them!

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