57% OF OUR NATIONS ENERGY COMES FROM COAL - AND OBAMA HAS BEGUN TO STRANGLE IT:
While campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama said his cap-and-trade tax plans would "bankrupt" anyone building a coal-fired power plant. Although those taxes haven't materialized, the Environmental Protection Agency has put the brakes on 79 surface mining permits in four states since he was elected.
... West Virginia's Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin III, who supported Mr. Obama's candidacy, called the EPA moves part of a stealth campaign to stifle the industry.
"Right now, my belief is that they're trying to kill off surface mining through regulation what they cannot get done through legislation," Mr. Manchin told MetroNews Talkline, a West Virginia call-in radio program, earlier this month.
In West Virginia, 23 permits are being held up, with other affected states being Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.
... Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat, who also backed the Obama presidential bid, is outraged that the EPA is revoking a permit in his state. "I am angry with the EPA's announcement that they will use veto power to revoke the authorized Spruce Mine permit in Logan," he said. "It is wrong and unfair for the EPA to change the rules for a permit that is already active."
The West Virginia-based Register Herald was equally harsh. "Coal is under attack by the Obama administration," an Oct. 4 editorial said. "And now, even those who supported the Obama-Biden ticket in 2008 have come to that realization."
OBAMA EITHER IS AN IDIOT WHO DOESN'T KNOW HIS POLICIES WILL DESTROY OUR ECONOMY, OR HE IS A RADICAL LEFTIST WHO WANTS TO.
FIFTY-FREAKIN-SEVEN PERCENT OF OUR ENERGY IS FROM COAL. OF COAL BECOMES MORE EXPENSIVE THEN EVERYTHING WE USE DOES.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ALINSKY, AYERS, WRIGHT, FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, WOULD THINK - WOULD THEY SAY OBAMA IS AN IDIOT, OR THAT OBAMA IS STEALTHILY CARRYING OUT THEIR DEEPLY HELD BELIEFS?
I DON'T THINK OBAMA IS 1/10TH AS SMART AS HIS FANS DO, BUT HE'S NO DOPE; HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE'S DOING.
AND THE RADICAL LEFT IS THRILLED WITH THIS PART OF HIS AGENDA.
- OBAMA IS A TRICKY LEFTIST WHO IS STEALTHILY ENACTING AS MUCH RADICAL LEFTIST POLICY AS HE CAN GET AWAY WITH.
- HE CAN'T SHUT GITMO OR RETREAT FROM AFGHANISTAN OR END D.A.D.T. STEALTHILY - AND THAT'S THE ONLY REASON HE HASN'T DONE THESE THINGS YET.