November 2007 -
Interviewer – how to you get people to change behavior ?
Obama – “it’s important for us to send price signals to change behavior”
Obama – people like to drive suvs and leave their lights on, we’re going to have to cap emissions for companies that generate power and those companies will have to pass on those costs to consumers.
Now, I am not naïve enough to not know that higher prices change behavior. This summer was a prime example; but that was driven by the market and demand; not government unless you’d like to add their inability to pass offshore drilling legislation for 20 years.
Obama, on the other hand; is talking about inserting more government control over your life. If this is the America you want, that’s fine; but I would hope you would pass this info. along and keep more control to yourself.