30 June 2009

And they thought W was out of touch?

This little snippet from Obama's energy speech this week:

We know the benefits. In the late 1970s, the state of California enacted tougher energy-efficiency policies. Over the next three decades, those policies helped create almost 1.5 million jobs. And today, Californians consume 40 percent less energy per person than the national average -- which, over time, has prevented the need to build at least 24 new power plants. Think about that. California -- producing jobs, their economy keeping pace with the rest of the country, and yet they have been able to maintain their energy usage at a much lower level than the rest of the country.


Does this man read the news?

As Taranto points out:

We seem to remember hearing stories of "rolling blackouts" in California a few years ago. Today, with unemployment approaching 12%, California's economy is hardly "keeping pace," and the state's fiscal affairs are such a wreck that they almost give New Yorkers reason to feel good about their state's government.
And this from the folks who accused President Bush of being out of touch.

1 comment:

victorsleeps said...

Uhbama's pretzel logic.

If 12% of the entire country did not have a job to drive to, think about how much fuel we will save.

If the entire country had rolling black outs, think about how much electricity we would save.

If the entire country had just one choice of car to purchase, think about how much time everyone would save.

If the entire country had just one bank to put their money into, think about how much time everyone would save.

If the entire country had just one medical plan to choose from, well...there would be a lot of dead people.