Are those countless billions our President is spending on “Green Energy” saving you any money or power yet? Now forgive me at the start if it seems I mock the so called intelligentsia. After all based on their track record, I find them downright stubborn and silly to be kind. Mostly stubborn as they are trying to wish a policy to fruition. Doesn’t work friends or else I would be a 1 percenter.
I suppose you have noticed by now if you had your weekly refill at the local station. It was surely a shock to me. As ABC News reported today ” We are headed for record gas prices in 2012″. CNN also added that we are back to people stealing gas right out of your tank. An occurrence I had not heard of since the 70’s. And in case you hadn’t noticed on Wall Street today several of the upper end eateries were clocked as recent polls released showed people would opt for less expensive dining to offset higher fuel costs. As always the poor will be hardest hit and I have no idea what the Department of Energy is doing.
I will grant alternative forms of energy are an admirable goal. I just think we are on the wrong track and have been since President Jimmy Carter jumped on the solar bandwagon in the late 70’s. For the life of me I still do not understand how a windmill or solar panel will fill my gas tank. Perhaps 100 years from now the technology will make this a reality. For now we are throwing money away via subsidy to connected firms which are or will ultimately go the way of the dodo.
If we had any brains or wise people in D.C., we would have asked those poor people in Spain. After all they started some 15 years ago and have spent some $50 billion dollars to ” go green”. The results: they are right behind Greece in the handout line having spent this fortune and implemented silly regulations which ultimately drove out some 50,000 businesses to safer confines. Duh I could have told Spain that with one phone call.
Basic economics dictates you can’t force something down our collective throat. If there is a market then the people will flock. It is that simple. As for my opinion I say open the USA to
oil exploration as we know we sit on more oil than anyplace on the planet. At least 100 years worth according to the US Govt. Why not use it? Oh that is right, we do not want to offend a few bugs or bug lovers. That is not a true argument as with the technology we have today the process is cleaner than me pumping gas.
I recall the year 2008 and the media was in a frenzy over gas prices. Day and night we heard that Halliburton owned Bush. Yet Bush left office and the National average for gas was $1.81 per. We will be above $4.00 per by next week and I have heard nary a peep. Well actually Jay Carney who is the paid spinner for the President stated just today that there is “no magic solution” to gas prices. The man can’t be serious. But of course he wrote for Time magazine which tells me he knows little of economics. But he sure is for green subsidies. I guess that is what you learn in journalism school. Not reporting news, but policy agendas to get you a premium job as a paid hack.
But why the howls against Bush and his oil buddies and not mouses whisper over the current price of oil under Obama. I know conclusively they are his big offensive line. They will block for him and screw the poor who are hit hardest by $4 a gallon fuel. As long as the Hollywood set is happy, so is the President.
But finally the voices are being heard as the citizenry is more engaged and yes more angry. It hurts in the pocketbook. The media has no choice but to respond and as is their pattern they are using shall I say excuses such as the exogenous events in Iran as to deflect blame from their preferred leaders. If only they offered the same considerations to Mr. Bush as opposed to outright accusations of collusion. These lame attempts will not stand the light of day and the pain is yet to be felt as we approach the heavy driving season of Memorial Day.
I for one can’t tolerate the hypocrisy and the low level of reportage I am witnessing. Green is a failure and stop wasting our money on it. When the right scientist comes up with the right idea I will support him as we should all. For now stop the charade and stop the cover up for the worst energy policy or lack thereof we have suffered as a nation. A total failure of a policy and one sure to create a massive headwind on an economy that is rising in spite of this lunacy.
We are indeed creative and resilient. We will survive this calamity as we have in the past. This is why we are blessed for living in what is still the most free system on earth. In honor of George Washington. We can use another like him.
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