June 29, 2014

Good thing he ain't in government anymore

Former stand-in Delaware senator Ted Kaufman falls into line with radical environmentalists with the usual apocalyptic swill. Most laughable part of the article:

An ICF International study commissioned by the NRDC concludes "the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants can save American households and business customers $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020 while creating more than 274,000 jobs. The federal carbon pollution standard could fuel a surge in energy efficiency investments, creating new jobs filled by electricians, roofers, carpenters, insulation workers, heating/air conditioning installers and heavy equipment operators, among others."

Does anyone with a modicum of sanity actually believe this -- especially after all the other eco-nonsense from our administration since early 2009??

As I've said ad nauseam here, it is very hard to worry about appeals (like Ted's) to "my children and yours" when the same scientists Ted and other global warming climate change climate disruption alarmists cite have told us there is nothing we can do about the quantity of the CO2 currently in the atmosphere ... for at least a millennium.

Couple that with this bit of Kaufman limousine elitism: "Who is right about the costs? It seems to me the question isn't very important if you are not in a state of denial about the NASA study." Uh huh. Easy for you to say, Teddy. Guys like you who're monetarily comfortable may not think costs are "very important," but ye gad, c'mon.

Here's an idea: How about you and yours do something about our sputtering economy and then offer up the worrisome platitudes about our nigh annihilation, huh?

Posted by Hube at June 29, 2014 09:57 AM | TrackBack

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Let's assume for a minute his numbers are correct. That savings will be offset by the cost of compliance and then some. The savings of say, $5000 per year by a business will require them to spend $25000 to retrofit/upgrade the existing structure or equipment to avoid penalties. It's the broken window fallacy. Break the baker's window and the glazer gets paid etc.

Posted by: Duffy at July 1, 2014 10:21 AM

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