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Wind, Solar & Electric Cars Put the American Taxpayer on a ‘Green Hook’
In years gone by, you would hear about some girl who had been given a ring that looked like gold but left a green residue on the finger. Well, there were a couple of things that were clear to everyone. The ring wasn’t gold, and the guy who gave it to her was a phony. If it turns green, it isn’t gold.
Those promoting green initiatives in power generation, automotive enterprises, and other things that fall into that category are sticking the taxpayers with debts to the tune of billions of dollars for so-called green investments.
There are many green disasters for which the American taxpayer is on the hook. Who are the folks who promote these projects? They are not ignorant. We have evidence to show that all these ‘green’ initiatives are economically disastrous.
When promoted by Jimmy Carter (synfuels), they were failures, and they are still disasters. The only difference is Carter could be excused for promoting these ‘alternative’ schemes because no one really knew if these were good ideas or not. Society had been prepped by circumstances for just such an effort.
Carter at least could claim ignorance, and in this case, a valid argument, since every scientific success starts with ignorance, which is later dispelled through experimentation’s trial and error processes. But now we knew the outcome even before they started. We were led to believe that the technology was “new and improved,” which has always been a great sales slogan.
Although we have no doubt that there are improvements in wind, solar and electric cars, those improvements have clearly not made them an economic success, and they had to know it. In short, it is impossible to believe that these new and improved things are not presented as deliberate efforts to fraudulently promote this to the American taxpayer, who is now on a “green hook” financially. Ideology and financial gain can cause intelligent people to fall for really dumb ideas, which is inexcusable.
Australian environmental scientist, Viv Forbes, explained all green issues as follows; “The public has been misled by an unholy alliance of environmental scaremongers, funds-seeking academics, sensation-seeking media, vote-seeking politicians, and profit-seeking vested interests.”And we agree that none of them are ignorant. They are driven by greed, ideology, or both.
In an article entitled, Delaware Taxpayers on the ‘Green’ Hook as Fisker Can’t Pay Bills, authored by Alyssa Carducci ⏤ notes that “Delaware taxpayers may lose a $21.5 million “investment” as Fisker Automotive took taxpayer money to create green jobs that never materialized and produced no cars in the state.” The state even had to cover $400,000 in electric bills.
How did this come about?
In 2009 Gov. Jack Markell announced that California-based Fisker Automotive Inc. would be setting up shop in the state after he offered the company $21.5 million in incentives. Delaware residents were promised 2,500 green jobs in return for their investment. And the results have been a complete failure to the point that even the “U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) suspended a $529 million federal loan to Fisker.” And it gets worse as she notes that; “Two months later, Fisker halted operations and laid-off workers at a former General Motors site it had taken over in Delaware.”
Our question has always been; how do they come up with these figures on jobs to be created with these initiatives? What formula are they using? Where did they get their insights? In reality, these people don’t have a clue. People who pick and choose companies to invest in for a living have difficulty and fail regularly. Why would we think a politician or a government bureaucrat would do any better?
James M. Taylor, President of the Heartland Institute, once reported that efforts made to repeal ethanol mandates to be mixed with gasoline failed even though energy experts have shown that ethanol requirements raise transportation fuel costs, hike food prices, decrease gasoline mileage, and harm the environment in many ways.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said ethanol subsidies and mandates have caused a dramatic rise in U.S. food prices since 2005, reversing 50 years of decline.” Are we to believe no one could see this was going to happen? This should have been obvious to the most casual observer.
Promises that never materialize were perfectly exemplified in the ‘experimental’ wind turbines that were placed years ago on the roof of the Michael V. DiSalle Government Center in Toledo, Ohio. They failed, and all the costs fell on the backs of the taxpayers.
Renewable energy advocates promised that this scheme would save taxpayers thousands of dollars “each year” due to the reduction in their electricity bills. It didn’t! “The turbines ceased to spin and generate energy quickly.
Helix Wind Corp., the manufacturer, and installer of these turbines, went broke and is out of business. This stuff is no different from any con artist scam that promises untold and unearned dollars for nothing.
Let’s face it; ‘going green’ is a lousy investment; otherwise, the world would have already ‘gone green’ from investments by private sector investors and wouldn’t have had to be subsidized by governments around the globe.
There are other even more onerous consequences to going green. Food prices have been rising all over the world as a result of ethanol subsidies and mandates. After fifty years of falling prices, that trend has reversed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The common theme from the green movement is that all of the things they promote; from the elimination of pesticides, promotion or organic farming, an abandonment of production of energy by traditional sources and means, the elimination of dams so that the rivers may flow free, taking over millions of acres of other people’s property in order to save some beetle, or mouse, or a flower which may be listed as an endangered species; is for humanities own good.
The reality is that the writings from the foundational thinkers of the green movement show they were misanthropic, blaming mankind for all sorts of calamities that had no basis in fact, much like the claims by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring. And if that is doubted intellectually, we must, at the very least, acknowledge that in the real world, none of their schemes generate the utopia they say they desire. In reality, there are two things we can glean from history; dystopia follows the green movement like Sancho Panza followed Don Quixote de La Mancha, a madman, and if it’s green, it isn’t gold.
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