While America were focused on the back and forth of both Political parties during Hurricane Issac the Republican National Convention, and then were focused on Clint Eastwood’s appearance and speech…….
***Americans need to READ this entire Post especially to its end with the Alexis Tocqueville quote:**
Obama signs Executive Order to accelerate green energy polices in industry
August 30, 2012
On Aug. 30, President Obama signed a new Executive Order which details a program to accelerate the implementation of alternative energy (green energy) and other power sources in industrial infrastructure. The new Order will allow current Federal agencies to coordinate with states and private companies in streamlining alternative solutions for current hydrocarbon fuel processes.
The industrial sector accounts for over 30 percent of all energy consumed in the United States, and, for many manufacturers, energy costs affect overall competitiveness. While our manufacturing facilities have made progress in becoming more energy efficient over the past several decades, there is an opportunity to accelerate and expand these efforts with investments to reduce energy use through more efficient manufacturing processes and facilities and the expanded use of combined heat and power (CHP). Instead of burning fuel in an on site boiler to produce thermal energy and also purchasing electricity from the grid, a manufacturing facility can use a CHP system to provide both types of energy in one energy efficient step. Accelerating these investments in our Nation’s factories can improve the competitiveness of United States manufacturing, lower energy costs, free up future capital for businesses to invest, reduce air pollution, and create jobs.
To formalize and support the close interagency coordination that is required to accelerate greater investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP, this order directs certain executive departments and agencies to convene national and regional stakeholders to identify, develop, and encourage the adoption of investment models and State best practice policies for industrial energy efficiency and CHP; provide technical assistance to States and manufacturers to encourage investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP; provide public information on the benefits of investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP; and use existing Federal authorities, programs, and policies to support investment in industrial energy efficiency and CHP.
(a) coordinate and strongly encourage efforts to achieve a national goal of deploying 40 gigawatts of new, cost effective industrial CHP in the United States by the end of 2020; – Whitehouse.gov
Cheap hydrocarbon energy has been the lifeblood of America’s economic success since the industrial revolution, and can be seen today in countries like China which use coal and other energy resources to fuel production and Industry. Integrating alternative energy sources to replace the efficiency of oil and other hydrocarbons would require technology that is currently not available, nor is currently cost efficient for industrial transition.
President Obama’s track record on green and alternative energy policies during his term in office has been dismal. Four major solar companies, through which taxpayer money has helped subsidize, have gone bankrupt, and this does not include more than $50 billion that has been invested in the takeover of General Motors by the Federal government. Since the nationalization of GM, government inefficiency in running the corporation has led to failed investments in cars such as the Chevrolet Volt, which has just been shelved due to low sales and failures in promised capabilities.
Investment in alternative energy in the U.S. has proven beneficial when done by private industry, and without interference from government bureaucracies.
***Remember Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry.
To the voters of Ohio:
Ohio gets 86% of Energy from Coal. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh) Joins with Obama’s “War on Coal” to Bankrupt Coal Industry.
Then add this Executive Order:
President Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing for Control Over All US Resources. Is the Center for American Progress the Shadow Party that Controls Obama?
***Is the Center for American Progress Obama’s POLITBURO?**
WHO is pulling Obama’s strings?
WHY does Valerie Jarrett have Secret Service Protection? She has a position that is not one that needs the Secret Service.
Obama and the Progressives have been:
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama’s point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.
Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous — something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.
Thus the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the “greed” of the insurance companies.
The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations.
And Utilizing Executive Orders to forward his agenda:
Is John Podesta of the Center for American Progress Inflicting the “Project Podesta” Ideology/Tactic on Obama? What Americans Should Know…..
***Notation added here by Romanticpoet: Does any of the following sound familiar America?****
Podesta’s most lasting contribution to the leftist cause came through his promotion of a strategy that White House aides dubbed “Project Podesta.” This was a system that enabled the Clintons to push through unpopular policies that neither Congress nor the American people wanted. Its implementation marked a dramatic tilt in the balance of power, giving the executive branch an unprecedented ability to force its will on the legislative branch.
Project Podesta enabled the President to bypass Congress through the use of executive orders, presidential decision directives, White-House-sponsored lawsuits, vacancy appointments to high federal office, selective regulatory actions against targeted corporations, and a host of other extra-constitutional tactics.
In short, Podesta showed the Clintons that they could gain by force what they might fail to achieve through legislation. “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool,” quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998, in response to questions about the Clintons’ growing disdain for the will of Congress.
Project Podesta’s most ambitious exercise was the war on Yugoslavia which Clinton launched by executive order on April 13, 1999, in defiance of the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.
When US News and World Report first revealed the existence of Project Podesta on November 1, 1999, two Congressional hearings convened to investigate the Clintons’ abuse of executive power. But the investigators issued no reports and took no action.
How does one “move the country forward”? In the center’s report, Podesta explains that Obama can use executive orders, rule-making, and even the armed forces “to accomplish important change” and that such means “should not be underestimated.”
What exactly does Podesta think the president should use such powers to “accomplish”? Among others, the report suggests “job creation,“ ”quality affordable health care,“ ”sustainable security,“ and ”a clean energy future.”
The report cites specific goals such as mitigating the effects of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, supporting a Palestinian state, and reducing greenhouse gasses by 17 percent by 2020.
Communist Party offshoot:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy,always followed by a dictatorship.”
Did YOU pay attention to the video played on the FIRST night of the Democratic National Convention?
“We all belong to the Government now”
I found it utterly amazing that the Democrat Party would be so BLATANT in their theme as a similie of the Newsweek cover about a year ago: