Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Liberal Policy Is Driven By Illogic

At a time when Obama is trying to push the Chevy Volt on the nation as a gas and carbon saver, the EPA is publishing regulations that will cause many power plants to shut down, thereby depriving the Volt of its charging current. At exactly the time we need gasoline-powered cars the most so as to have transportation during the certain brown-outs to follow on the heels of the EPA's dictates, Obama wants us to get off gasoline and onto the dying power grid. And even in those locations where there will be plenty of electric power left after the EPA edicts begin shutting down plants, the electric generating plants largely use fossil fuels to deliver the power that charges the Volt, so where is the gain?

This situation is similar to the new low water use toilets; the new toilets use less water per flush, so in order to do the same job, more flushes have to be made, so where is the water savings? Add to this illogic the fact that water is not in short supply and that the water you buy is your personal property, and you might well ask what business the government has telling you how much of your personal property you can use at any one time. The same offensive edicts are made with the new curly light bulbs: the electricity and the bulbs are your personal property, so how dare the government tell you how you should use it and the type bulbs you should buy.

Recently the Chevy Volt was reported as having a tendency for causing fires, so General Motors recalled all of the new cars to inspect them, but quickly ended the recall at the government's acquiesance stating that the Volt was no more likely to cause trouble than a gasoline-powered automobile. But that wasn't the point of the recall, which was to determine why cars sold by GM were bursting into flames and burning down owners' homes. The government was protecting GM because it's now owned and operated by the unions. Remember when the Toyota was accused of unplanned acceleration a few years ago and causing accidents? The government made a big deal of this in an effort to hurt non-union Toyota and sell more Chevys, but the Toyota scare was a lie.

I'd still like to know why the Volt suddenly bursts into flames and burns down homes, but Obama wants to cover this up and make it go away.

The Keystone XL pipeline investors seek to create a new source of energy and to create new jobs and employ people currently out of work. The aspect of the project involving jobs would seem to be one that Obama would favor because he has said numerous times that he "will not rest" until there are jobs for everyone. Of course he didn't say he wouldn't play golf or vacation in Hawaii until there are sufficient jobs, but he must be tired when he golfs and plays on the beach because he's still denying Americans jobs. And consider his loud voice when he proclaimed that we must stop our dependence on foreign, unfriendly oil, and then balance that statement with denying energy from a friendly source: Canada. But the Obama administration, when faced with the decision to allow people to live freely, is the party of NO! Investors cannot provide the energy we need, nor will you be allowed to provide employment, because not "enough" jobs will be created (the government decides when there are sufficient jobs being created, and whether they are sufficiently well paying). However the Obama administration will freely give money to Solyndra and Fisker (the Finland-assembled electric auto maker) even though their products are not wanted by prospective customers, they can't afford to do the things they state are their goals, and they're broke!

The EPA passes regulations limiting mercury everywhere in homes and businesses alike in order to prevent poisoning, especially in children (the liberals in government love to express their protection of children, except when the children are in the womb, or when they are trying to get a good education, at which time they are forced into failed government schools). But government bans the use of incandescent bulbs and force us to buy the mercury-laden curly fluorescent bulbs that will be in all homes and near all children in the event they're broken.