his article explains that given America’s economic position the country must first think about jobs and put the environment least.
by Kevin C. Caffrey
The Great Green Fleet is the most ludicrous and dangerous thing that our Commander and Chief, King Obama has foisted on the Defense Department, Navy, and American people. It takes 46 bushels of corn to make one gallon of ethanol. At this time the Navy will pay twenty six dollars a gallon for a 50/50 gas, ethanol mix to fuel a fleet of ships. The fleet of ships could be filled for the price of three dollars and sixty cents using the regular fuel the Navy has used since the beginning of gas powered ships. President Obama has cut, cut, cut defense and now he wants to waste Defense Department money on a product that costs over seven times the price of what the Navy needs to pay. In both the World Wars the United States needed to send food to the American allies so that the civilian populations would not starve. In World War I food was used as an effective weapon.
America needs to drill, drill and have more drilling, because that would create hundreds of thousands of American jobs at home. Drilling would also keep the American dollar out of the hands of foreign nations. The housing market will not revive and America will not be building new homes anytime soon. There are millions of Americans out of work in the electrical, pipe fitting, and all other types of oil jobs that drilling will create. More jobs would be created in the actual drilling of oil, and work in the Companies that make the products and materials that are needed. Drilling will take America off the leash of the Middle East, and make the dollar more stable. With Americans back to work and paying taxes the United States Treasury would bring in more money and America can then start making some inroads into paying down the Federal Debt.
The course the President is now taking begs the question of why the President doesnt socialize the entire Green Energy program in America. The Bush administration may have started with the ethanol subsidies, but President Obama has turned Green Energy into a crusade. The job stimulus package created huge subsidizes and guaranteed government loans for green energy. All the costs are on the back of the American taxpayer. The American taxpayer has paid for plenty of Obamas Green Energy boondoggles: Solar, Wind, Electric Cars and Ethanol. One would think that environmentalists would care about top soil, but the federal government and ethanol production continues to ruin good top soil. The federal government keeps turning corn into ethanol rather than utilizing and developing are fossil fuel capacities. Many scientific tests have proven that America has hundreds of years of oil, natural gas, and coal deposits that can be tapped for production. However, the federal agencies that the Obama administration controls are trying to kill the fossil fuel industries in America. The various governmental agencies that should be helping American business are instead hindering and actually hurting the fossil industries, especially coal. Once are top soil is depleted Americans will all starve.
America needs to stop using thousands of acres of corn to make ethanol: Last year, (2011) for the first time ever, more corn in this country was used to make ethanol than to make livestock feed. What the previous means is that food prices go up on all livestock products. This perpetuates an increase price that farmers must pay for feed and that is passed on to the consumer at the grocery store. Increased food costs are due directly to ethanol production. It is this writers opinion that higher food prices are a tax on the lower middle, middle, and upper middle class families who are paying much more than they need to be paying for food. The aforementioned groups are also paying too much for gasoline. President Obama and his Energy Czar will not allow American companies to drill on Government land. Earth to Obama that government land is owned by the American people as a whole, and not just your little green friends who support your campaign coffers.
America is over fifteen trillion dollars in Federal Government debt. President Obama, if reelected will continue to run trillion dollar deficits for the next four years. America cannot bail itself out of that much debt; hence America in the future will be a junk bond nation, probably by the end of Obamas Presidency. if he is reelected. The EPA headed by Lisa Jackson and the Secretary of Energy Steven Chu are developing regulations that are causing the loss of thousands of American coal jobs. Luckily the United States Senate was able to stem the EPAs attempt to kill the coal industry: Republicans said the regulations are the most expensive rules ever created by the EPA, and will cost consumers $10 billion a year in addition to killing 50,000 jobs. The President wants to double down on Green Energy. The President thinks that he understands economics. However, does nine billion dollars in stimulus money for Solar and Wind that creates nine hundred and ten jobs or what is equal to nine point eight million dollars per job good economics. This is a crime. Much more can be said about the Presidents failures to stimulate the American economy, but lets stick to Green Energy.
A big scam that large corporations are utilizing in order to pay no corporate income tax is the federal Green Energy Tax Credit. For example, General Electric did not pay any corporate income tax in 2010, because of all the green energy tax credits the company bought from other companies. For instance, One of the reasons that GE did not pay any taxes in 2010 was their mass accumulation of tax credits from things like wind turbines. However, General Electric was not really the company responsible for building these wind turbines, they were just the organization that gets credit for it. One interesting study about the wind turbine industry demonstrates that since the early 2000s the tax subsidies for wind turbines have had no effect on the price of energy. In fact, the price of energy for the wind turbines continues to go up. One of the main reasons for this phenomenon is due to the third-party development of the industry by corporations like General Electric who are using the energy tax credits and doing absolutely nothing in order to further the wind turbine industry.
The two things the Federal Government of the United States should do is put Green Energy on a back burner until the country is out of federal debt and running a surplus. Green Energy is a Luxury America cannot afford at this time. Secondly, America must tell the United Nations to get out of New York. President Obama should suggest China, since Chinese communism is more in line with the United Nations aspirations for personal freedom under an international government. The United States must rescind membership in the United Nations, which would null and void all environmental treaties from the past and those that are in the works at the moment. Those two measures are good for America; the working people in America rich and poor, and all true blue Americans.