President Obama “is focused like a laser on putting people back to work,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) assured us last fall – echoing repeated statements by President Obama and Administration officials who “can’t wait” for Congress or others to take action and create jobs. The jobs thing didn’t last long, however. The President soon vetoed TransCanada’s application for permits to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
Appearing on the Neil Cavuto Show on Fox News, CFACT's Marc Morano laid the wood to the whole idea that government knows best in research and development. Cavuto first presents President Obama making his case that, "We've got to invest in solar and wind and biofuels," and in another clip, "Government support is critical in helping businesses get new ideas off the ground." Morano first points out that 80% of the $80 billion in stimulus package loans through the Department of Energy went to Obama campaign donors and that many of these projects are now in or near bankruptcy. One reason [...]
On January 19th, President Obama announced his decision to deny an application by Trans-Canada for construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would have brought crude oil and tens of thousands of jobs from the tar sands of Alberta and North Dakota's Bakken field to refineries in Texas and Louisiana.
By Duggan Flanakin (reviewer)The central theme of Deep Green Resistance, written by Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen (author of Endgame), is simple. To save the planet, its wildlife and some of its people, the enlightened few must rise up in resistance – not to reform, but rather to totally tear down the corporate capitalist economic system, and even civilization itself as we know it. Jensen presents his thesis in the book's preface. "The dominant culture – civilization – is killing the planet, and it is long past time for those of us who care about life on earth to [...]
Marc Morano, editor of CFACT's Climate Depot website, recently appeared on Fox News to discuss President Obama's call for one million electric cars by 2015. The problem, Morano pointed out, is the EPA has declared war on coal fired power plants, which produce half of America's electricity. Click here to sign CFACT's petition to end EPA's radical agenda
In the minds of politicians and rent-seekers, the cash-for-clunkers program was so successful that it deserved even more taxpayer money. Pols got to strut their green credentials. Car makers got to sell cars, via yet another subsidy. Consumers got free cash for new cars they otherwise wouldn’t buy. It’s all so socially responsible and win-win – except for cash-strapped taxpayers, who got saddled with still more debt. Another big loser of course is the antiquated notion that public policies should be based on sound science and economics. An ice-cold bucket of reality is in order – before the next clunker [...]
Pumping gas into your car can take five minutes. But how would you feel about stopping off for ten hours? Well according to Steven Milloy of FoxNews.com, Congress is considering legislation that would mandate your local electric company build battery recharging stations to give new electric cars, anticipated to be a growing percentage of the American auto fleet, a jolt when they need to fill up. Of course, many may not want to wait that long at a gas station, but purchasing a battery charger for yourself can also be a bit pricy. Typical costs for an outdoor [...]
Scoot over, land rovers, literally that is. There's a new buzz in the consumer market for, believe it or not, scooters.