Sunday, November 2, 2008

Shock Audio-Obama promises to bankrupt coal industry(San Francisco Gate Interview January 17 2008)

As this shock audio (San Francisco Gate Interview January 17 2008) points out, Barack Obama promises to bankrupt the coal industry in coal states such as Virginia , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana . This will have devastating consequences for their economies. Obama is clearly out of touch with economic reality.

"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.
What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.
I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.
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."

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