Obamanation: Electricity Bills Are About To 'Necessarily Skyrocket'...

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    In January of 2008, then Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama, talking about his energy plan, told the San Francisco Chronicle, “When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal…under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket…” He wasn’t kidding.

    While he was talking about his cap and trade plan, something that went nowhere in Congress, even when Democrats controlled it with a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, his objective of changing how we generate electricity hasn’t changed. Neither has his lack of concern for the cost to consumers.

    President Obama hates coal because he has deemed it too “dirty.” It’s also the largest generator of electricity in this country. Were there a cheaper, easier (and even cleaner) source of electricity generation the market would have embraced it because that’s how markets work. But there isn’t, at least not yet.

    But rather than allow the market to work, something new to be developed, the President seeks to force it, to steer it where he wants it to go. It’s something politicians have tried to do since there was a market to steer, and something they’ve failed to do successfully since their first try (Great Leap Forward anyone?).

    President Obama wants to steer electricity generation away from coal to natural gas. The only problem with that is our system is set up for coal, coal is abundant and coal is easier to get. While the market may naturally gravitate to natural gas as it becomes easier to get through fracking, something the Left has demonized and is fighting, we’re not there yet...

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    Makin' electricity from poop...

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    So far my bill's about the same as always
     
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    The point so many of you seem to miss is that by putting pressure on to move away from coal, energy companies are moving harder and faster to find cheaper ways to get to that cheap gas. You are correct in the fact that just pushing for something doesn't necessarily make it so, but you miss the point that by putting pressure on energy producers is helping to speed things up.

    To give you a better example of how this works, car companies have been forced to increase gas mileage over the years by increasing government standards. Now it can be argued that these car companies would have made cars more fuel efficient anyway, but the fact is that they are pushing the limits due to government regulation. Without it, most cars would only be getting 20 to 30 mpg today rather than 25 to 40.
     
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    Aw, don't worry about those high electricity bills. The Dear Leader say it's for y'alls own good. This too...

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    And what you fail to understand (like most) is the unintended consequences of such force. In the auto industry, most of those gains in MPG were done by chopping safety of vehicles. Lighter weight components, etc... (plastic). it's not that these companies do not wish to provide autos with better gas mileage and safety, it's that it can not and remain competitive. In the end, we end up with cars that last about a quarter of the life length than vehicles of 30 years ago.

    In that, we end up with higher production, more enegery expended and cheaper quality products at the end of the day.

    These force schemes, as the article indicates, don't work as intended and the unintended consequences are usuall;y far more disasterous than letting the market actually work. Central planning never works. Never has, never will.
     
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    Hey Obama defenders. What generates electricity? Starts with a C and not a K.

    At the end of they day your faggy little Prius and your mextrosexual Tesla's get their juice from a dirty fossil fuel.

    And the piece of black shit in the white house did say that he hoped your prices would increase 10X I believe it was. The colossal waste of sperm wants you to walk to work, or pedal chink style. He want's you crowded in a super urban security perimeter chink style. Sooner or later by legislation and gunpoint he and hi filthy supporters (you democrat pussies) will have anyone not living in that perimeter drug from their homes in the country at gunpoint and forced into a city, chink style.
     

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