Romney kan lide kul

Diverse — Drokles on October 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

På Twitter mindede dommedagsprofeten Paul Erlich om at “a vote for lying Mittwit is a vote to kill your grandchildren“. Anledningen var at Romney i løbet af debatten med Obama nærmest som en strøbemærkning erklærede sin støtte til kul-kraft

And by the way, I like coal. I’m going to make sure we continue to burn clean coal. People in the coal industry feel like it’s getting crushed by your policies. I want to get America and North America energy independent, so we can create those jobs.

Det var selvfølgelig ingen strøbemærkning, Romney prøvede at vinde vigtige svingstater. Men Obama kom ikke med et modangreb og sagde intet om de verdenshave han lige med møje og besvær har stoppet i at stige. Intet om global opvarmning, klimaforandring eller dårligt vejr. Næh, Romney fortsatte endda endnu mere aggressivt med at påpege at Obama aldrig ville klare sig som investeringsrådgiver

But don’t forget, you put $90 billion, like 50 years’ worth of breaks, into—into solar and wind, to Solyndra and Fisker and Tesla and Ener1. I mean, I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers, all right? So this—this is not—this is not the kind of policy you want to have if you want to get America energy secure.

Obama var ikke sig selv under den debat, eller også var det måske præcis, hvad han var. Men hans passivitet hænger måske også sammen med at de grønne jobs og den grønne økonomi er en tabt sagt. Som Doug L Hoffman skriver

Even though the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) may be extended when Congress reconvenes in a post-election, lame duck session, American wind turbine manufacturers are laying off workers right and left. Estimates from the Institute for Energy Research (IER) indicate approximately 3,000 jobs have already been cut or designated to be cut soon. That number is almost 30% of the 11,000 direct manufacturing jobs in the industry. At the same time, the European Union (EU) has launched an investigation of Chinese photovoltaics exporters. Similar charges in the US led to the imposition of preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on China in March and preliminary anti-dumping tariffs in May. Instead of bringing promised prosperity to developed nations, the green energy industry is collapsing or fleeing to the developing world. Just as the US enters the last 30 days of a bitterly contested presidential race, a flood of bad news is coming from the green energy sector.

This is particularly unwelcome to the Obama campaign, since Barack Obama has made the promotion of green jobs and manufacturing a cornerstone of his economic recovery plans.

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The entire wind industry is based on an economic fantasy and can only survive with government mandates and handouts. How anyone could think that expensive labor in developed countries could compete with cheaper labor from Asia and other developing areas is baffling. Even hightech manufacturing has migrated offshore—Apple may design its cutting edge products in the US but they are all manufactured in China. Is it any wonder that solar cells, let alone wind turbines, cannot be manufactured profitably anywhere in the developed world? But then, the imbecility of politicians knows no bounds.

I mens i Danmark anses klimaminister Martin Lidegaard som den mest troværdige minister i regeringen.

2 Kommentarer »

  1. I ‘The Inquisitr’ kan man læse, at Obamas teleprompter er blevet stjålet, men fundet igen. Kan det være årsagen til, at han klarede sig relativt dårligt i TV-duellen med Romney? Nej, det kan ikke være derfor, for oplysningen i The Inquisitr er et år gammel og stammer fra 18. oktober 2011. Men det hævdes, at Obama er teleprompter-afhængig. Svigtede den?

    Med venlig hilsen

    Comment by Emeritus — October 13, 2012 @ 12:23 pm
  2. Bill Maher, der er en af venstrefløjens mest populære talk show værter og som har doneret 1 mill. $ til Obamas valgkamp, udbrød på Twitter ““[I] can’t believe [I]‘m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter,””

    Obama er ikke den stærkeste debattør, selv om hans ringe indsats nok kom bag på de fleste. Han lever af at foregøgle mirakler i fremtiden. Da han blev valgt sagde han bl.a

    …generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.

    4 år senere lyder det blot dumt. Men han havde ret i det med oceanerne, de er næsten holdt op med at stige. Men videnskaben har endnu ikke fundet de direkte forbindelse til Obamas medfødte dejlighed.

    Comment by Drokles — October 14, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

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