How much of Obama's Job Plan (new $450 billion Stimulus Bill) would be spent on mass transit and bikeways (or on highways connecting to mass transit and bikeways) if Oama could get it passed? In his earlier, failed 800 billion stimulus bill Obama he set aside $100 billion (more than 10%) for energy grants to states and localities for global warming measures, and $17 billion for mass transit. In all our research we have found no money in the stimulus bill that did not promote Obama's and the liberal Democrat agenda. (See http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009944.html for the amount of energy and mass transit grants.)
In Obama's recent jobs speech he mentioned mass transit twice as part of his new plan. In his latest budget proposal Obama called for $53 billion for the next six years for high-speed rail. Three governors have already turned down billions for fast rail in their states because it would cost their state taxpayers so much - taxpayers would have subsidized each train trip with $125 in Wisconsin. Now Reid is touting bikeways as a means of travel to work. Cars emit too much pollution and are going to destroy our plant, according to liberals. Evidently liberals know their alternative fuels are not workable so they are planning another route - walking & biking, rather than drilling for oil and using our own rich resources. See this link for the $53 billion for high-speed rail in Obama's proposed budget http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/16/florida-governor-joins-rejecting-federal-high-speed-rail-spending/
Liberals are spending all this money and planning to deny people their preferred transportation method (cars) based on global warming as a fact. Scientists all over the world have disagreed. For a link to the 31,000 scientists who signed the petition opposing the concept of global warming, see this link: http://www.petitionproject.org/signers_by_state_main.php Just this week another Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Stated His Disagreement with global warming. Excerpts on this story below. :
Nobel prize winner for physics in 1973 Dr. Ivar Giaever resigned as a Fellow from the American Physical Society (APS) on September 13, 2011 in disgust over the group's promotion of man-made global warming fears. Climate Depot has obtained the exclusive email Giaever sent titled "I resign from APS" to APS Executive Officer Kate Kirby to announce his formal resignation.
Dr. Giaever wrote to Kirby of APS: “Thank you for your letter inquiring about my membership. I did not renew it because I cannot live with the (APS) statement below (on global warming): APS: 'The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth's physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.'
Giaever announced his resignation from APS was due to the group's belief in man-made global warming fears. Giaever explained in his email to APS: "In the APS it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this 'warming' period."
Also see these articles:
European Union To Ban Cars in Cities by 2050
On The Road To A "Carless" Society
Brummett Says Amen To A World Without Cars
How Obama and Gov Beebe Are Weaning Us Off Cars
Note: The move to do away with cars is based on so called "global warming" and based in Agenda 21, and Sustainable Development. Agenda 21 is a United Nations plan of action produced by the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following are some links that explain Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development.
Posted September 15, 2011