Re: Obama falsely claims credit for America's energy boom
posted at 3/19/2013 2:48 PM EDT
"I can't fathom why the concept of getting the ball rolling is such an anathema to some. Yes, we spent billions. Yes, some companies failed. But no one ever claimed all of it would be a smashing success from day one."
Oh yes they did!!! See below.
The Obama Administration continues to hype and overpromise, and deliver nothing but failures.
The point is not that new technology wont give us new efficient cleaner energy. (It already has, with increased natural gas use from fracking). The point is the greatest engine for progress and invention has always been the capitalist sytem, the private sector, from the bottom up.
The Government doesnt "get the ball rolling", it wants to rig the game.
Obama: "If We Create A New Energy Economy, We Can Create Five Million New Jobs, Easily, Here In The United States."
OBAMA: "And it is absolutely critical that we understand this is not just a challenge, it’s an opportunity, because if we create a new energy economy, we can create five million new jobs, easily, here in the United States." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks During The Second Presidential Debate, Nashville, TN, 10/7/08)
In 2008, Obama Promised As President To Put "One Million 150 Mile-Per-Gallon Plug-In Hybrid Cars On Our Roads Within Six Years."
OBAMA: "First, we’ll commit ourselves to getting one million 150 mile-per-gallon plug-in hybrid cars on our roads within six years. And we’ll make sure these cars are built not in Japan, not in China, but right here in the United States of America." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Town Hall, Youngstown, OH, 8/5/08)
Obama In 2009: "To Finally Spark The Creation Of A Clean-Energy Economy, We Will Double The Production Of Alternative Energy In The Next Three Years."
(President-Elect Barack Obama, Speech On The Economy, Fairfax, VA, 1/8/09)
BROKEN: Obama’s Claim To Have Doubled Use Of Renewable Energy Is "Not True" And Increase Is "Not Impressive."
"President Barack Obama has been claiming that the United States has ‘doubled our use of renewable energy.’ Not true. Wind and solar have doubled, but total renewable energy consumption is up by about one quarter from 2008 to 2011. Plus, since wind and solar started at such a low level, a doubling may not be as impressive to voters as it sounds." (Lori Robertson, "Renewable Energy ‘Doubled?’" FactCheck.Org, 9/14/12)