With apologies to William Shakespeare, here is an unpassable opportunity to illustrate just how inconsistent Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama is. He has done two things today (Friday, March 15, 2013) that shows what he REALLY thinks.
First, he has proposed a $2 billion “green energy” fund (he calls it an Energy Security Trust), to be financed from government royalties from offshore oil and gas leasing. In return, he “may” approve the entire Keystone XL pipeline. Obama administration officials say the fund will not increase the deficit. They say it will be funded by an “expected increase in revenue from oil-and-gas production.” I guess that Obama thinks that any money is best spent on one of his pet projects, one that has shown no commercial success despite years of massive subsidies, rather than (symbolically begin to) reduce the national debt that has more than doubled since he took office. True, his proposal will not increase the deficit (where have we heard that before?), but this is another example of his “spend, spend, spend” attitude. Does he, or his economic advisors, know that deficit and debt are two entirely different things?
Second, as if all of the above wasn’t bad enough, he intends to double-down on his inconsistency. He will fly to Chicago today on Air Force One, a flight that will consume (round trip) approximately 6,200 gallons of jet fuel and cost us taxpayers a total of approximately $1 million. He will announce the Energy Security Trust at the Argonne National Laboratory in the Chicago suburb of Lemont, IL. The Trust is designed to “invest” in research that will shift the country’s transportation sector away from using oil. Have you noticed that anything Obama favors is called an “investment?”
Obama couldn’t announce the Energy Security Trust from the White House. Noooooooooooooooo! It had to be announced in Chicago, at taxpayer expense. His trip and speech would fund White House tours for 15 weeks. What sequestration? And I’m suuuuuuuuuuuure he will not ask Democrat donors for money while there.
As William Teach wrote, “Yet, Obama will take yet another unnecessary fossil fueled flight, first on Marine One to Andrews, then on Air Force 1, followed by a trip in a fossil fueled limo surrounded by lots of fossil fueled SUVs, make a speech, followed by fossil fueled cars and trucks, then fossil fueled plane trip and helicopter trip. It’s good to be the king.” [emphasis mine]
Here is yet another example of Obama being inconsistent (surprise!), illustrating his “Do as I say, not as I do” attitude. What is worse is that he gets a pass from the MSM and the (slim) majority of voters.
But that’s just my opinion
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