Remember when Obama wondered whether he could "mobilize the citizenry" into accepting "skyrocketing" electrical rates and bankrupted coal-burning power plants?
Obama made that statement in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle as the nation moved into January of the last presidential election year.The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” and force their representatives to do the right thing? That requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake. Uh, and climate change is a great example.You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket
Here in Progressive Paradise, even Obama's most ardent supporters never did get entirely "mobilized" into the "really important" desire to suffer from the cold all winter because they couldn't afford to pay for heat.
Regulatory chicanery via unelected czars being what it is, however, Obama did manage to mobilize the owner of my local coal-fired power plant into bankruptcy, and he did mobilize the folks who sell electricity and natural gas to the people in our area to include the following friendly note with our December energy bills. Read it and weep.
Help Avoid Hypothermia
Cold Weather Can Put You at Risk of Hypothermia, a dangerous condition caused by a lowering of body temperature. Symptoms include feeling very cold, tired and weak; shivering and confusion. To help avoid hypothermia:It used to be that the power company focused on selling energy to consumers. Now, it seems, they are worried that those customers might freeze to death.
- Wear a hat indoors, outdoors and even in bed. Half of our body heat is lost through the head and neck.
Current temperature here in Progressive Paradise: 12F.__________
Current temperature in Obama's
vacation paradisehometown, Honolulu: 79F.
Current temperature in the White House: 80F.