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Just maintaining our economic growth and relative standard of living will require sharp increases in electricity production in future years. Under Obama’s flower power transformation, expect eventual periodic blackouts. Americans again will be forced to do without for regular periods — without all those desktops, laptops, cell phones, flat screen TVs, even modern appliances. Another decline in the standard of living.
Obama promises as well that his central planners will lead us to a new age of conservation through government imposed energy efficiency standards on all of our buildings, homes, appliances, and consumer technologies. But if those efficiency standards were worthwhile, if they produced savings to compensate for costs, without sacrificing qualities consumers desired, consumers would choose them on their own. The government would not need to impose them.
Check out the government mandates on the water levels for new toilets. More declines in the standard of living.
The love affair of Obama and his flower children with biofuels will lead to further increases in food prices. This will affect not only the price of corn and tortillas, but the price of grain feed for cattle, and so the price of meat as well. Americans will not even be able to enjoy their hamburgers without more suffering imposed by Obama. Less meat, lower living standard again.
Eventually the American people will suffer enough under Obama and his central planners that they will vote the whole lot of them out of office in an overwhelming landslide. Free markets will then be restored in energy, and prosperity will eventually be restored.
But how much will the American people have to suffer before that happens?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?