by William Teach | May 7, 2011 8:50 am
After doing something pretty darned good in authorizing the take down of Bin Laden, he’s right back to his idea of clean green super duper expensive alternative energy while telling us we can’t drill our way out of high gas prices. Then he jumps in his huge fossil fueled vehicle and drives to the golf course, followed by a large motorcade of gas sucking SUVs. Oh, sorry, I forgot, despite all the “I’s” in his speeches, actually doing something is all about You
Weekly Address: Clean Energy Will Help Us Out-Compete and Out-Innovate the Rest of the World
That’s not working so well for other countries which have tried that path. Perhaps in the future it will help us, and, as I keep repeating, I’m all for it. But, during the transition, we still need oil, coal, natural gas, and nuclear at reasonable prices.
Hi. I’m speaking with you today from the Allison Transmissions plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. I came here because this is a place where American workers are doing some big and impressive things.
The hybrid technology they manufacture here already powers nearly 4,000 buses all over the world — buses that have already saved 15 million gallons of fuel. Soon, they’ll expand this new technology to trucks as well. That means more vehicles using less oil, and that means jobs — more than 200 new workers at this plant alone.
See? He wants us all you folks who can’t afford to slop down an extra $10,000 on a hybrid or electric car to take the bus. He’s got Marine 1 to ferry him around to campaign events.
That’s important because even as the economy is growing after one of the worst recessions in our history; even as we’ve added more than 2 million new private sector jobs over the past 14 months; I still meet and hear from Americans struggling to get out of their own personal recessions.
Did he just blame people for being in their “own personal recessions?” Like it’s something of their own making, and the rest of the country doesn’t feel the same way? Good thing only 31% feel that the countries best days are ahead of us, the lowest ever recorded.
A lot of folks are still looking for work. And many folks who do have jobs are finding that their paychecks aren’t keeping up with the rising costs for everything from tuition to groceries to gas. In fact, in a lot of places across the country, like Indiana, gas is reaching all-time highs.
So, in order to counter that, he wants more “clean energy”, which might possibly sorta kinda help in 20 years or so. Then he flies Air Force 1 across the country, along with the backup jumbo jet, for a campaign rally.
The clean energy jobs at this plant are the jobs of the future — jobs that pay well right here in America. And in the years ahead, it’s clean energy companies like this one that will keep our economy growing, create new jobs, and make sure America remains the most prosperous nation in the world.
Told ya. Of course, people are concerned with all those rising prices now.
But over the long term, the only way we can avoid being held hostage to the ups and downs of oil prices is if we reduce our dependence on oil. That means investing in clean, alternative sources of energy, like advanced biofuels and natural gas. And that means making cars and trucks and buses that use less oil. Other countries know this, and they’re going all in to invest in clean energy technologies and clean energy jobs. But I don’t want other countries to win the competition for these technologies and these jobs. I want America to win that competition. I want America to win the future.
When milk costs $5 a gallon, bread is $3 for a generic loaf, and gas is $6 a gallon, we’ll all be saying “WTF” too, but, it will obviously have a different meaning. And Obama will say WTF on the first Wednesday in November 2012, wondering why the f… he lost.
Now, I know that in a difficult fiscal climate like the one we’re in, it’s tempting for some to try and cut back our investments in clean energy. And I absolutely agree that the only way we’ll be able to afford the things we need is by cutting the things we don’t and living within our means. But I refuse to cut investments like clean energy that will help us out-innovate and out-compete the rest of the world. I refuse to cut investments that are making it possible for plants like this one to grow and add jobs across America.
We can do this. I don’t just believe that because I see it happening in plants like this. I believe that because I believe in the Americans making it happen in places like this. I’m optimistic about our economic future, because for all the challenges we face, America is still home to the most entrepreneurial, most industrious, most determined people on Earth. There’s nothing we can’t accomplish when we set our minds to it. And that’s what we’ll keep doing as long as I have the privilege of being your President.
Notice the contrast between “I’s” and “we’s.” What he’s saying is that he (I) has political beliefs that he (I) is going to shove down your (we) neck, regardless of how much it hurts you (we) and ruins the country (we).
He also has a snappy cartoon like graphic on the video page showing how all this is going to work. Remember to view it while you are sitting at home, unable to afford to travel anywhere for a vacation, barely able to afford to get to work, and worried about layoffs because the company you work for can barely afford to operate with the high energy costs.
Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.
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