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electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket


Last Edited: August 17, 2009, 10:47 am

In his own words, not some Taitz fake birth-cert hack-job.

The problem is can you get the American people to say this is really important and force their representatives to do the right thing. That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake, and climate change is a great example.

When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal… under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket… even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I’m capping greenhouse gasses, coal power plants, natural gas… you name it… whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retro-fit their operations.

That will cost money… they will pass that money on to the consumers. [No. They will pass the cost on to consumers - t*t] You can already see what the arguments are going to be during the general election. People will say Obama and Al Gore … these folks... they're going to destroy the economy. ["People" will be right, but also ignored ... Then, later, "People" will be invited on to the morning news-talk shows and asked "How do we fix it?" and expected to provide a "painless" answer in 45 seconds or less.]

This is going to cost us 8 trillion dollars or whatever [what-ever.] their number is. If you can’t persuade the American people that, yes, there is going to be some increase on electricity rates on the front end, but that over the long term [longer than you want to know], because of combinations of more efficient energy usage [because you can't afford it] and changing light bulbs [made in China] and more efficient appliances [also made in China], but also technology improving how we can produce clean energy that the economy [Need I say whose economy?] will benefit.

If we can’t make that argument persuasively enough, you can be Lyndon Johnson. You can be the master of Washington. You’re not gonna get that done.

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Rick GComment by Rick G - August 17, 2009, 2:46 pm
This cap and trade BS is the biggest scam ever created. Fortunately it has been exposed for the scam that it is by real scientists using real science. But that won't matter because real science got lost when it became 'political' science.
MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - August 17, 2009, 7:56 pm
Absolutely right Rick, but the second biggest SCAM was the Bogusmeister campaigning and filling the people with L*I*E*s........! Just like "BILL" didn't let Monica under the table....Right...!
Rick GComment by Rick G - August 17, 2009, 9:01 pm
On second thought, MADDOG is right...I hadn't considered the Bogusmeister's campaign lies. They make Gore's and Clinton's lies look like altar boy fibs to the headmaster.

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