Obama’s preferred strategy has been to implement whatever policies increase the price of energy to American consumers. He proved this by striving mightily to impose a cap-and-trade program on fossil fuels so that “if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant, the can, but it will bankrupt them, because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
Obama’s animus against fossil fuels explains why he chose Dr. Steven Chu to be his Secretary of Energy. Chu’s most famous policy goal is encapsulated in his statement, “Somehow we have to figure out a way to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
To help Chu achieve his goal of hammering Americans with much higher fuel prices, Obama appointed the like-minded former Colorado senator Ken Salazar to be his Secretary of the Interior.
Skyrocketing energy prices will make the price of every single product and service skyrocket. What good will your electric car be if it costs a house payment or more to charge? What is you can’t afford to charge your iPad? Still going to be tweeting your support for the 0ne then?
Governments at the state, local and federal level used to support electrification. Cheap electricity did more to raise this country’s standard of living than any other thing in our history. The luddite presidency of Barack Obama aims to take that prosperity away by making energy prohibitively expensive. As he promised he would.
Go over and read the whole thing. Seriously. This is really not good.