Combating evil Americans’ evil addiction to evil oil, one bankruptcy at a time:
If Democrats had their way, after all, we would be enjoying the economic results of cap-and-trade policy these days — a program designed to increase the cost of energy by creating false demand in a fabricated market. As the theory goes, if you inflate the price of fossil fuels, the barbarians might finally start putting thought into how peat moss might be able to power a toaster.
In 2008, Steven Chu, Obama’s (and, sadly, our own) future secretary of energy (sic) lamented, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” The president, when asked whether he thought $4-a-gallon gas prices were good for the American economy, said, “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”
How gradual? Like, what, four years? Or is it eight?
Yet in the end, high gas prices are part of the plan. This is what the administration wants.
Yes, it is, right down the line. Hey, see if you can guess who said this: “For the well-off in this country, high gas prices are mostly an annoyance, but to most Americans they’re a huge problem, bordering on a crisis…(high gas prices are) one of the most dangerous and urgent threats this nation has ever faced.”
Well, they’re one of ’em, at any rate. Which would make people like Barky and the Democrat Socialists who favor those high gas prices…what, exactly?
When it comes to the havoc wrought by Democrat Socialists and their wet-brained policies, the Goldfinger Maxim applies: once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.