So, what it is to be ruled under a ideological dictator?
Mass censorship? Check!
Attacks on un-believers (christians and gun owners)? Check!
Use of civilian morality monitors? Check!
Elimination of non-conforming businesses? Check!
Nope. This is not another in Brian's series in Mid-East dictators. This is the another in the new and ongoing series of our possible American Dictator. Newsbusters has found something that should have been widely reported but since it was stated and promised by the Obamassiah, it was covered up by the ever unbiased and honorable MSM. And, since the Obamassiah's words were spoken in San Francisco, then you know the media in SanFran made it front page news. (cough, cough)
So, what has the Obamassiah promised to do now that has the MSM covering his tail? He has promised to make the coal industry, and coal-fired electric generation plants in particular, go bankrupt due to his high punitive "global warming" taxes.
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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.
That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.
You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.
If we can’t make that argument persuasively enough, you — you, uh, can be Lyndon Johnson, you can be the master of Washington.