Sunday, 02 November 2008

OBAMA'S STRATEGY TO END THE COAL INDUSTRY

Ken Berwitz

That title is 100% literal - not an exaggeration at all.

If you doubt me, then read/listen to the following piece and you'll know:

Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry

 
Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would this declaration not immediately be front page news? Well, Barack Obama actually flat out told the San Francisco Chronicle (SF Gate) that he was willing to see the coal industry go bankrupt in a January 17, 2008 interview. The result? Nothing. This audio interview has been hidden from the public...until now. Here is the transcript of Obama's statement about bankrupting the coal industry (emphasis mine):

 Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I've said with respect to coal, I haven't been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It's just that it will bankrupt them.

 Amazing that this statement by Obama about bankrupting the coal industry has been kept under wraps until this time. 

I don't know how P.J. Gladnick at www.newsbusters.org (and the other web sites which have it) got hold of this audio.  But what I do know is that it has been concealed for the entire election campaign.

Do you think that people in the USA's coal regions, expecially western Pennsylvania, southeastern Ohio and West Virginia, would be interested in Mr.Obama's plans for the end of their livelihood?  Do you think it might affect their voting decisions?  Me too.

So why has this been kept from them? 

What is the San Francisco Chronicle afraid of?  That voters in those areas might know what they're getting if Mr. Obama is elected?  What a nightmare that would be!

If Mr. Obama wins this presidency, his first thank-you should not be to the Obama voters.  It should be to the herculean efforts of media in this country to make them Obama voters - at the cost of their journalistic integrity.

BOB W TODAY I WILL RETURN TO THE USA AS I HAVE BEEN IN HONG KONG AND CHINA FOR 3 WEEKS I HAVE BEEN DEALING HERE WITH MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER EUROPE AND CHINA. I SUGGEST THAT EVERYONE BUYS STOCK IN A COMPANY THAT PRODUCES EAR PLUGS AS THE ROAR OF LAUGHTER WILL BE DEAFENING IF NO-BAMA WINS- THE EUROPEANS CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS GUY GOT NOMINATED LET ALONE MAY BE OUR FIRST SOCIALIST PRESIDENT. THE NEWS HERE IN HK IS BLUNTLY HONEST- IT REPORTS THE FACTS-ONLY. GOD HELP US ALL IF NOBAMA GETS INTO OFFICE- WITH THE HELP OF THAT MORON PILOSI AND THE OTHER CRONIES -OUR ECONOMY WILL GO INTO THE TOILET. IT IS THOSE IDIOTS THAT CAUSED THE FINANCIAL CRISES- AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THAT GROUP OF HIJACKERS BECOME OUR PILOTS. BRACE YOUR SELVES FORTHE RUMBLE OF WORLD WIDE LAUGHTER (11/02/08)

free Makes you wonder what else has been hidden from the public. I know i must sound like a broken record, the media have been committing fraud and there is nothing anyone can do about it. (11/02/08)


IF YOU BELIEVE THE POLLS....

Ken Berwitz

If you believe the polls, not only is Barack Obama poised to win the presidency, but undecided voters are breaking heavily for him instead of John McCain.

This may well be.  I don't make predictions and, in politics, nothing completely surprises me.

But I've always assumed that support for Barack Obama is very decisive in nature.  If you're going to do it, you're going to do it.  By contrast, undecideds are primarily people who aren't enamored of Mr. McCain but have trouble pulling the lever for Mr. Obama, and that most of them will wind up in the McCain column. 

The fact that polls are showing an exact opposite dynamic doesn't square with this assumption.  So I find myself skeptical of the numbers I'm seeing - even more so than I was during the primaries.

Let me say again:  I am not in any way predicting this election.  Maybe it will be the "blowout" that Gallup is now predicting, or mayby it will go down to the wire.  But my gut is telling me that down-to-the-wire is the better likelihood.

We'll all find out on Tuesday night, won't we?


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