All the following videos by Obama, Biden, and Harry Reed can be viewed from this link: http://eddriscoll.com/archives/014260.php. It links to four YouTube videos.
Obama Says, "Under My Plan...
Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket"
Obama Quote: "You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know -- 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 gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it -- whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers." (Obama is not just talking about coal. Wouldn't Arkansas have a lot at stake now with our natural gas find? Talk about government control!)
Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry
Why Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket
In Obama's own words
(Note: In 2007 US Electric Power Industry said 49% of electricity plans were powered by coal.) 1
Obama: "What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.
"I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.
"So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted. http://eddriscoll.com/archives/014260.php
Biden says NO Coal Plants Here In America! Build them in China!
Question from young lady in Ohio caught on tape: "Senator, Wind and solar are flourishing here in Ohio. So why are you supporting clean coal?"
Biden: "We are not supporting clean coal, Guess what. China is building two every week. Two dirty coal plants. And it is polluting the U.S. It is causing people to die… The first guy to introduce a global warming bill was me, 22 years ago. The first guy to support solar energy was me 26 years ago. It came out of Delaware. …No coal plants here in America. Build them if they are going to build them, build them over there." http://eddriscoll.com/archives/014260.php [I wondered why Obama chose Biden as his Vice President. I think I now know why.]
Obama – No Problem with High Gas Prices If They Come Gradually
Interviewer? "Could higher prices help us?" [gas prices]
Obama. We have been slow to move in a better direction when it comes to energy…… I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing, but if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustments, first of all by putting more money in their pockets but also by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US auto makers. http://eddriscoll.com/archives/014260.php [Is this why Obama is promising tax cuts so those affected can pay for the new oil prices. I am sure that would thrill those taxpayers voting for him for that reason.]
Harry Reid Says No To Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas.
Harry Reid on You Tube: "Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It's global warming; it's ruining our country; it's ruining our world. We have got to stop using fossil fuel." (fossil fuel includes petroleum, coal, or natural gas) http://eddriscoll.com/archives/014260.php
Is There Any Doubt Where The Democrats Will Take Us
Liberal Democrats don't really care about the people's budgets or economy, just their agenda. Their philosophy "Let the other countries develop their oil, coal, and natural gas industries," will put us in the position where we won't even be able to defend ourselves against the very aggressions of which these countries are capable because they have developed their fuel industries.
1. In 2007 US Electric Power Industry said 49% of electricity plans were powered by coal. Embedded in video at this link http://newsbusters.org/node/25829?q=blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/02/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry