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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Obama says Burn Coal, Go Bankrupt

January, 2008 in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Sen. Obama was explaining his cap and trade plan. He told the interviewer:

"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."

The paper of course did not mention in it's article that he said this. Good-by jobs in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Indiana.


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Anonymous Old 'n Cranky said...

>>Good-by jobs in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Indiana<<

We won't need no stinkin' jobs once TheOne is elected, we"ll be living in a land of Milk and Honey fueled by redistribution payments.

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