Obama Energy Secretary Gives Himself A-

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    Really? Seriously? Am I dreaming?

    Gas is skyrocketing, tax payers lost billions on green energy and a simple pipeline was fumbled for political reasons. And this idiot has the nerve to grade himself that highly?

    Obama Energy Secretary Gives Himself A- - Steven Chu - Fox Nation

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    Broun: “So what grade would you give yourself?”

    Chu: “Oh -”

    Broun: “A to F, what grade would you give yourself?”

    Chu: “There’s always room for improvement, maybe an A-.”
     
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    Transcript Of Committee Hearing (3/1/12):

    Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): “Thank you Mr. Chairman. Mr. Secretary I believe that the federal government should not be picking winners and losers in the market place. Seems to me the DOE has repeatedly proven that this Administration is clueless when it comes to making good business investments and that it also tends to side with political crony companies. Unfortunately the Department’s political favors come with more than a billion dollar price tag that will have to be paid for by American taxpayers. Time and time again we’ve seen companies like Abound, Solar, Beacon Power, A123 batteries and, of course, Solyndra, receive millions and billions of dollars just to drop jobs. In addition to those 465,000 or 465 million that went to Tesla Motors to make a luxury electric car with a sticker price of $100,000. Worst kind of corporate welfare. In the President’s energy budget, the few people who would be able to afford those cars would receive a $10,000 tax subsidy. How can President Obama justify asking for more than a half a billion dollars in additional funding for his preferred green programs? Secretary Chu you tell me why you think your department deserves more taxpayer money to blow through given your abysmal track record. What grade would you say you deserve for your management of the DOE resources over the last three years?”

    Department Of Energy Secretary Steven Chu: “Well I would give myself a pretty good grade because if you look at what we’ve done, and what we’ve supported, and the breakthroughs that have occurred during this tenure, I think it speaks very well. As I said before, that battery research has been going extremely well, way ahead of what we thought was the schedule. We’re very focused on a lot of the good technologies on solar technologies, and as another example, the bioenergy, the bioenergy centers that which were started under the previous administration have done extremely well and we’re continuing funding those. A lot of the inventions and technologies are now being licensed by companies and they’re entering into pilot production. So there are many successes in the technologies that the Department of Energy has supported and the private sector, American industry, are picking up these technologies.”
     
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    He would be a Walmart greeter or street bum if murkins had the ability to research before casting a vote.
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    Idiots.
     
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    Maybe he gives himself such high marks because he originally wanted gas prices to rival those of Europe. Maybe he sees success where every normal American sees failure.

    He is also trying to take credit for higher production during his term despite the fact that that growth is due to private companies on private land and not on federal land.
     
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    Maybe he thought the grade was in reference to the skid mark he's leaving on the underpants of society.
     
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    What is it with this administration giving itself high grades? Obama did it last year. Do they have no humility?
     
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    I wonder what they were....
     
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    How to legally funnel tax payer dollars to campaign contributors without being obvious in the theft.
     
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    What's his grade on this one:

    "...U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu argues that “if you take all the buildings and make their roofs white and if you make the pavement more of a concrete type of colour rather than a black type of colour, and you do this uniformly . . . it’s the equivalent of reducing the carbon emissions due to all the cars on the road for 11 years.” Chu points to research by Art Rosenfeld, a member of the California Energy Commission, who drove through tough new building rules in California. (also, read an earlier post on this study). According to The Times (UK), “since 2005, California has required all flat roofs on commercial buildings to be white; the measure is being expanded to require cool colours on all residential and pitched roofs.”
    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu: Paint Roofs and Paved Surfaces White « The Dirt


    Add this to Liberal mandates for light bulbs, salt, toilets, healthcare, bicycle helmets, Happy Meals, school lunches,.....


    One can hardly miss the comparison....

    There are, of course, significant differences between fascism and Progressivism, but these are mainly attributable to the cultural differences between Europe and America- and between national cultures in general.

    a. The Germans have a history of embracing authoritarian rule. As the German philosopher Hegel said, “The state says … you must obey …. The state has rights against the individual; its members have obligations, among them that of obeying without protest” (Ralf Dahrendorf, "Society and Democracy in Germany").
     
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    It's not his fault.

    Chu was brought up in a society where everyone's a winner and everyone gets a trophy.
     

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