How Badly Has Congress Screwed Up Ethanol?
Two years ago the Democrats in Congress and the Bush administration got together to deliver a payoff to farmers: they required refiners to use 15 billion gallons of biofuels by 2012. They did not expect that a crashing recession would lead to a reduction in the amount of gasoline the nation consumes – the first such reduction in years. And they also didn’t expect a | Read More »
Does the Washington Post Think Obama’s a Sucker?
Is health care not going all that well for you, Mr. President? Maybe you ought to push the energy agenda – after all, there’s ‘broad support’ for that: Most Americans approve of the way President Obama is handling energy issues and support efforts by him and Democrats in Congress to overhaul energy policy — including the controversial cap-and-trade approach to limiting greenhouse gas emissions, according | Read More »
Krugman: Cap-and-Tax Won’t Create Jobs
Paul Krugman seems to the mastermind behind Democrat economic policies. With that in mind, will Democrats listen to him, rather than repeating nonsense about cap-and-tax creating new jobs? There will be more wind farms built. There will be people retrofitting power plants to reduce their emissions. There will be people weatherproofing housing and commercial buildings.” What economists would say is that employment would be just | Read More »
Democratic Leadership: America Can’t Have Big Cars
Democratic Representative Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, recently appeared with Neil Cavuto to talk about America’s energy crisis: