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That, according to a very slim excerpt released by the White House, guarding their language like I don’t recall seeing in my two decades here, is the President’s lead-in to justify or isolate opposition to more spending as he claims to want to cut spending.
So I guess you could call this my children’s’ generation’s crushing-debt moment. They’ll be so thrilled to hear it.
Specifically, this rhetorical framing will explain why we’re supposed to ‘invest’ billions more confiscated taxpayer dollars, from present and future generations, to underwrite the great windmill race with China. Because we all know China really thinks wind-powered electricity, commercialized in 1891 and a belly flop ever since, is a ‘new technology’ and ‘energy of the future’. Really.
But a windmill isn’t a satellite. It’s a freaking windmill, people. Someone tell the White House. And the best way to prove this is for developed countries to stop the fad. China’s industry would disappear overnight. They’re playing us. OK. Fine. Don’t begrudge them that. But no more enabling it. Show we really can learn.
If you want Flubber to be invented, invest in Flubber research. Don’t go to the moon, don’t mandate windmills. You actually set back the search for Flubber by decades by wasting taxpayer money and directing good private capital after bad. Not only does his call make no sense. It makes less sense the more reasons he gives for it. Instead he wants to make us competitive in the uneconomic. He wants innovation in the old. And wants us to ‘invest’ in things that can’t find investors enough to stay afloat.
In a country where the Snuggie and Sham-Wow guy find investors and markets, what a humiliation that windmills and solar panels can’t.
I’d like more excerpts so we’d know whether they’re really going to step in it on this windmill and solar panel stuff as alluded to earlier this morning, but I suppose we’ll have to wait and see.
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?