Monday, November 3, 2008


Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that his energy policies include bankrupting the coal industry, from which the US gets huge portions of its energy. If Obama is able to, his policies would limit coal-fired electric plants, thus raising your heating bills, your light bills; your overall energy bills will skyrocket. Thousands of people in the energy industry would be put out of work. Listen to Barack Obama, in his own words, in the startling interview audio (below). From the interview: "Luh-luh-luh-luh-luh-luh-luh-luh-let me sort of describe my overall policy," Obama the Great Orator stammered, "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." Obama actually admits that policies will force you to pay much, much higher rates for your electricity: “You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, 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, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.” More from Albany Democrat Herald, OR: Editorial - Our future for decades: Brrr! More from WSAZ-TV, WV: Obama Called Out for Comments about Bankrupting Coal Industry More from NewsBusters: Obama: Energy Prices Will Skyrocket More from NewsBusters: Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry) More from Death by 1000 Paper Cuts: Obama and Coal: Obama Admits His Policies Will “Bankrupt” Coal ... More from Fox News: Palin Goes After Obama on Coal Comments More from the Washington Times: Calls Slam Obama in Coal Country More from Canada Free Press: Obama Bankrupting Coal Industry More from PoliGazette, Netherlands: Obama: I’ll Cause Energy Prices to Skyrocket