Obama – “I’ll bankrupt coal” …. and other shocking Obama claims

For those who might have missed it Barack Obama completed an interview with the San Fransico Chronicle in January 2008. The audio portion of the interview is posted on the Chronicle’s web site, “SF GATE.COM”. The interview can be located on the site here:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/opinionshop/detail?&entry_id=23562 You can listen for yourself.

In the interview Obama says a number things that are shocking.

On Coal

Obama says, “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.” Obama also said, “That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in wind, solar, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches. The only thing that I have said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.”

Despite comments to the contrary – Joe Biden confirmed that the Obama-Biden ticket oppose even clean coal – see the video below where Biden tells an environmental activist who questioned why coal is necessary given clean, effective alternatives like wind and solar, “we’re not supporting clean coal.” Obama/Biden supports clean coal plants in China – but “no coal” for the US. How will this effect America – 50% of American energy is generated from coal fueled energy plants.  

In the interview Obama spoke about his energy plan which includes an “aggressive” cap and trade policy  which will charge polluters in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions. These statements confirm or were the source of claims that Obama planned to initiate “carbon use” based tax policy in America a policy that the Europeans are trying to impose in Europe.  A “carbon use” tax policy would add taxes to heating, electricity and fuel bills, driving up prices of every product consumed in the United States. Carbon use based taxes are one of the most regressive taxes (regressive – the poor and middle class pay more than the rich) that a government can imploy – just like sales taxes. Obama notes that “our electricity rates will “skyrocket”.

Why do the Democrats continue to say “NO” to US based energy assets – “NO” to Coal and “NO” to oil drilling -

On the Democratic Primaries

Obama defends the Democratic Party Primary system (from clearly logical complaints made by President Clinton - who is obviously a right wing nut becuase he voices his criticism). Obama is dismissive of the suggested changes - PUMA has it right on this issue.  

Obama on telling the truth -

OK – so I already knew OBama was liar _ I read “Dreams of my father”. Obviously I know the history of Kenya better than Obama does – sure he lies – all the time – to hear him admit it is something else. Obama states, “well I generally I tell the truth” as if truthfulness is a small thing compared to winning the contest …..

Reminds me of the “clinging to bibles and guns” comment …………..

ALSO SEE AL GORE CALL FOR “CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE” AGAINST COAL PLANTS: http://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/al-gore-urges-civil-disobedience-toward-coal-plants/#comment-1777

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