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Saturday, March 22, 2014
Which Way, USA? America At A Crossroads With Economic And Energy Policy
Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate
Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources – oil in
particular – and that squelches the nation’s economy? Or could it be that, at
such a time as this, rationality might take-hold in the USA yet again?
if our own problems aren’t a sufficient reason to bolster the U.S. energy
industry, the world is now upended by a Russia that appears intent on
re-creating another Soviet Union while simultaneously forming an energy axis
with China. If America could supply more of the world’s natural gas and oil
supplies, it would mean more wealth flowing in to the U.S., more American
employment, and greater stabilization for the Western world, even at a time when
the NATO nations appear to be in a leadership vacuum without steady leadership
from the U.S.
eco-warriors on the left are poring big money in to political advertisements
bashing congressional Republicans who support the Keystone pipeline project with
Canada, and some are even threatening to abandon the Democrat party if President
Obama doesn’t abandon the pipeline project altogether.
real needs of human beings – needs for employment, expanding opportunity, and a
stable economy – take a backseat to the “one true religion” of green
energy. Yet as the American left
continues to worship at the same altar and the American president tries not to
offend them, other nations of the free and industrialized world are actually
trying to improve their economies and get out of debt.
Canada and its Prime Minster Stephen Harper. First elected in 2006, Harper has
over the past eight years championed free trade, federal government spending
reductions, and - a dramatic boost in
oil production. Today the Canadian government is on track to be debt-free in
2015, as Harper tirelessly lobbies the U.S. to become more cooperative with
pipeline projects and energy exploration.
consider the country of Australia and it’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It
wasn’t sufficient that in 2013 Australia was already a global leader in iron ore
and timber production and that its’ government was set to close out the calendar
year debt-free – no, the citizenry of the land “down under” wanted an even more
business-friendly and fiscally sound government for themselves, so they elected
a candidate for Prime Mister who repeated from the campaign trail that the
global climate change agenda is “absolute crap.”
before his election victory Abbott was asked in a nationwide television
interview “with our government debt so low, why do you want to cut government
spending even further?”
there’s still waste in our government, that’s why” Abbott replied. After his
September 7, 2013 landslide win he set a date of July 1, 2014 by which he
intends to eliminate his nation’s “carbon tax.”
despite that fact that American eco-zealots ignore this, it is nonetheless a
fact that the European nations are abandoning their “green” status. In January
the European commission, the legislative body of the union that sets policies
shared among the member nations, voted to officially abandon specific sets of
“climate change protocols.” Even more stunning, the commission appears to be
preparing to allow fracking among the member nations, with the hope of making
Europe a leader in the global natural gas and oil shale
may continue to embrace the economic hostility of Obama, Biden, and the
radicalized Democrat party. But the rest
of the industrialized world is moving in the exact opposite direction of our
President and Vice President, away from the Obama traditions of dangerous
government debt and economy-killing environmental zealotry.
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