Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pivot time!

Obama to talk about Jobs in Michigan, Fox News has the story (emphasis mine, snarky comments in parentheses):

President Barack Obama was making a pitch Thursday about the (non-existent) job-creating potential of investing in clean energy before talking up his re-election at a pair of fundraising events with high-dollar campaign contributors
Obama planned to tour a Holland, Mich., factory that makes advanced batteries for alternative-fuel vehicles such as hybrids or all-electrics (That nobody wants).

Investing in clean energy, huh? Again, our socialist overloads are trying desperately to create a market that just does not exist. The so called 'green' technology is NOT viable. So the same nobody's that were lining up not to buy the Chevy Volt, will line up to not buy this piece of crap. But then he goes on to justify this nonsense:

In Michigan, where the unemployment rate was 10.5 percent in June, higher than the national rate, Obama was expected to talk about the benefits of spending (other peoples') money on producing such clean-energy technologies as advanced batteries: jobs and reduced consumption of foreign oil.

Ah, that sounds great. So electricity is free right? And since Obama's EPA is hell bent on shutting down all the coal plants in America, there will be no energy to charge the batteries for these lemons. Great planning!

He calls them "jobs of the future" (sounds like a Disney ride) and says the U.S. should lead the way in developing energy sources that pollute less.

Why? Why should the US lead the way into a dead-end, left-wing agenda driven, technology that is going nowhere? The arrogant presumption that this technology is 'right around the corner' is stunning in its naiveté and dangerous in its execution. Let's say this nonsense works to some degree. Has this genius figured out what the hell we are going to do with all these batteries when they go bad? Where the hell are we going to put them? Yucca Mountain Nevada? Do they think that maybe these spent batteries might, just might, be an eco-hazard? That the danger could quite possibly be far worse than burning evil fossil fuels.? Lastly the money quote:

Johnson Controls Inc., the energy company that owns the plant that was welcoming Obama, has received a $3 million federal grant and expects to create 150 (subsidized) jobs at facilities in Michigan and Wisconsin, White House energy adviser Heather Zichal said.

Really? Create 150 jobs. How the hell does he work that out? The rest of the country is giving the plant $3,000,000, that's not creating jobs, that subsidizing them my friend.

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