Yes sir! This President has taken it upon himself to single handedly get this great nation humming again. Well, sort of. The Great One has decided to get all those gas guzzling, CO2 producing, smelly fossil fuel burning, global warming beast we call automobiles off of American streets and byways. Soon, very soon, my fellow Americans you will be humming around in your new modified electric golf carts. america will lead the world in being “Green”. Or maybe not so green. We are so fortunate to have a President and a Big Government to look after our best interest, as well as, the environment.
You are all aware I am sure of our governments desire to replace coal-fired power plants with windmill generated electricity and electricity from huge solar panel farms. Of course, to make sure Obama’s green energy cronies don’t lose their shirts, he has decided that we taxpayers will subsidize them quite generously. Well, being the Smartest Man In The Room, Obama recognizes that American are rather fond of their gas guzzling cars and aren’t likely to change them for Golf Carts voluntarily. So he has a plan to help us change our minds. A plan that may have passed under the radar and didn’t receive a lot of MSM attention.
The Washington Examiner ran this story last week, Whether it’s health care or cars, Obama knows best. In this article, we learn that the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are going to release new mpg standards for the auto industry that would require cars, by 2025, to achieve as high as 62 miles per gallon.
Also, from the article we learn that the Center for Automotive Research estimates that these new mpg standards would result in car prices increasing by $10,000 and would cost about 1.7 million jobs. The intent, of course, is to get everybody driving electric or hybrid cars. A great plan, right? If you have read about this plan you really should read this article.
Now, I am just a simple old man. So, who am I to question The Smartest Man In The Room? Well, I may be old but I am not yet brain dead And I have to wonder if this genius and his less smart subordinates have really thought this through because my not yet dead brain has a few questions. For example, when everybody is driving a Chevy Volt or its equivalent:
- What happens a few thousand drivers are stuck in city traffic; many have used up their battery charge and are now running on their tiny gasoline engines and, because it is boiling out outside the are running their air conditioners and they start running out of gas. Its going to get real ugly real fast.
- Because these same geniuses have forced the shut down of most if not all coal-fired power plants and have impeded the development of our oil and gas resources, I’m wondering where all this electricity is going to come from? Well, obviously there will be a shortage of electricity and, therefore, americans will have to learn to travel much less or find some alternative means to get about. and, because there is a shortage of electricity, guess what will happen to the price per kilowatt?
- Okay, all Americans now have electric cars. What is going to happen when millions of these cars are plugged into their garage recharger every night at the same time. Yep! Zaaaaaaaap! And America goes dark.
To be fair, I must assume that all these smart men did, in fact, think through all of these questions and more and they know very well the problems that will evolve from these policies. So what is their real motivation? Is this just another grab for power and control over our lives? Is this how they plan to comply with the ultimate authority, the UN and their Agenda 21? Or am I really brain dead and just don’t know it?
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?