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Lost in the din of a minor furor over President Obama’s massive “global warming” tax — “minor” because it, too, is lost ever further within the proposal’s host of wealth transfers and social engineering — is that Obama is on record telling us why he’s doing this.
As was well-covered at the time [CORRECTION: this actually was never mentioned by the Chronicle, nor anyone else until a sharp eye caught it months later, at which point it garnered brief if in certain quarters furious attention] and yet which has slipped into the recesses of our minds so quickly, subsumed by a tsunami of other outrages, in a January 17, 2008 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle Senator Obama said that “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” under his plan to fight global warming. He also said that under his plan, “if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them.”
Watch him say it himself, then pass it along to remind our friends in the cheerleading establishment press corps.
There’s no doubt that — in addition to hugely taxing your energy in the name of essentially funding Loch Ness Monster Insurance, but really to pay for a new welfare entitlement — this budget is designed to bankrupt coal and anyone who seeks to burn it by causing your energy prices to skyrocket. According to its author.
Fortunately electricity comes from the wall, so there’s no doubt also a program in this monstrosity to purchase power strips for everyone, doubling our supply overnight.
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?