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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Monday, August 04, 2008

Obama's Energy Plan

  • Tax production.
  • Subsidize consumption.
  • Claim this will lead to independence.
Run that by me again?

But wait, he has more constructive plans:

  • Spending 150 billion dollars on allegedly-renewable technology. (Will Joseph Romm approve?)
  • Call for 150 mpg cars and a reduction in electricity demand by the far-off date of 2030.
Okay. He wants subsidies that are called unaffordable when applied to nuclear energy, a plan with a goal date that's considered too far in the future to contemplate when applied to offshore drilling, and a call for 150 mpg cars. That last reminds me of a well-known Shakespeare quote:

Glendower:
I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

Hotspur:
Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?

On the other hand, maybe the best analogy is the Underwear Gnomes:
  1. Spend 150 billion dollars.
  2. Energy independence.

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