About A Dollar A Day

Barack Obama was on TV last evening discussing the oil spill in the Gulf and he used the crisis to push his agenda forward. He used his buzz words about this being the moment and the opportunity for this generation to end our dependence on fossil fuels. He spent the first part of the speech discussing the wonderful response of the federal government. He was basically trying to convince people that he was on top of things from the start. Then he went into the whole clean energy hard sell.

This fits right in with the never let a crisis go to waste and puts winds in the sails of John Kerry and Joe Lieberman who are putting forward the cap and tax bill. They were overjoyed to learn that the cost to families will be between $80 and $150 a year. They are giddy at this and Lieberman thinks it is great. What family would not be happy to spend less than a dollar a day to green up the country?

“There’ll be some people who will want to demagogue that politically, but that’s less than $1 a day,” Lieberman told reporters. “Is the American household willing to pay less than $1 so we don’t have to buy oil from foreign countries, so we can create millions of new jobs, so we can clean up our environment? I think the answer is going to be yes.” Politico

I guess I am one to demagogue because I can think of plenty of families who will not want to pay this. Perhaps those who are in foreclosure or are struggling to make ends meet. Perhaps those who do not have a job, the supposed priority of the Obama regime, would have a problem paying the money.

I do not think the numbers add up because we have seen time and again government estimates that end up costing way more than advertised. The health care bill was touted as a savings measure as Democrats hid the true cost. Once the bill was signed into law the real numbers came out and this monster will cost a hell of a lot more than advertised.

The cap and tax will be no different as the politicians decide they need more and more of our money. THEY ALWAYS WANT MORE.

Obama is using the crisis in the Gulf to bash BP (the company Kerry was courting when writing his bill) and to push an agenda that will cost us a fortune. Yes, we will pay more than the amount Lieberman proudly proclaims and we will also pay the increased costs to companies because costs are passed on to consumers.

Remember, it was Barack Obama who said his cap and tax scheme would necessarily cause electricity costs to skyrocket.

Obama sounded flat last night as if he were giving a half hearted campaign speech.

Even his state run media was unimpressed.

You know he has jumped the shark when he has lost his cheer leading section in the state run media.

Yes, Obama is not letting this crisis go to waste. He is using the tragedy to push something he has wanted all along.

I noticed he mentioned Katrina a few times as if he was trying to say that he is not as bad as the last guy. Funny, the folks in Louisiana don’t see it that way.

Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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2 Responses to “About A Dollar A Day”

  1. Anyone who accepts the Administration’s estimates of the cost of anything should see his brain-care specialist at once! We have quite a bit of recent history to the effect that their estimating methods are either wholly unreliable or utterly mendacious.

    Actually, no government’s estimates of cost should ever be trusted, particularly when they’re being used to argue for a tax or a spending bill. But with the Obamunists, you have to wonder whether they’re terminally stupid, or have just decided that we are.

  2. Blake says:

    I could almost buy into the conspiracy theory that progressives caused this spill by sabotaging the BOP (blow-out preventer), except that BP has done such a good job of sabotaging itself, that it would have been redundant-
    The real problem has always been the enviro-whackos who pushed the rigs out into deep water in the first place- they bear at least an equal amount of blame- if the rig had been in 500 feet instead of 5000 feet, the situation would have been resolved by now.
    The six month moratoriam on drilling is moronic to say the least- most of the other rigs have an impeccable safety record- why put all those people out of work?
    This is what happens when you have someone in power who has never worked a day in his life, nor has had to make decisions- he still acts like this is a classroom theoretical exercise, not real life, where real people are affected.
    Some people really SHOULD be retroactively aborted- their brainstem has not fully developed.