to take my mind off things.
Gee, people are pissed at being robbed to pay off the unions, so they don't buy that product; who could have foreseen such a thing?(not to mention that whole "I may get laid off because every time The One opens his mouth the economy drops more, so why spend money?" thing)
What the EPA is doing to the natural gas industry, and wants to do to us all, pointed out by Kevin. Remember The Obama saying 'electricity prices will skyrocket'? This is his PLAN, people; he wants it to happen, and if nothing else will use the EPA- far too many employees of which are willing minions- to cause it.
And I'm still waiting for the administration to suggest something to deal with the problems in AZ being caused by drug cartels and illegal aliens. And you know damn well that if it's happening there, it's happening in other border states; just not so much. At least as yet.
Well, well, tell people that the harder they work the more they'll be punished for it, and they work less. Sur-prise, sur-prise!
A Lafayette, La. Attorney told the reporter she was cutting back on her business to avoid the tax threshhold: “Why kill yourself working if you’re going to give it all away to people who aren’t working as hard? Tax hikes have consequences. Incentives matter. Only self-deluded wealth redistributors living in la-la-land believe otherwise.
Speaking of incompetence and/or desire to screw things up:
“We don’t believe it makes sense to significantly subsidize the production and use of sources of energy (like oil and gas) that are dramatically going to add to our climate change (problem). We don’t think that’s good economic policy and we think changing those incentives is good for the country,” Geithner told the Senate Finance Committee at a hearing on the White House’s proposed budget for the 2010 spending year.
The Obama administration’s budget would levy an excise tax on oil and natural gas produced in the Gulf of Mexico, raising $5.3 billion in revenue from 2011 to 2019.
Either these clowns do not understand that you can't replace that oil and gas with friggin' windmills and solar panels, or they don't care. And, by the way, that's not figuring in the screaming and lawsuits from the enviroweenies when you try to take over 'x' square miles to cover with solar panels and windfarms. And that '$5.3 billion in revenue'? YOU WILL BE THE ONE PAYING IT. Because the companies cannot simply pay that out of their pocket; they'll go out of business, which means no oil and gas from the Gulf, and if you think energy problems have been seen before...
Yeesh. Assuming the wind doesn't blow me off a roof or ladder, I've got some limbs to try to cut, see you later.