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Obama's Abandoned Power Plants

Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 7:09 AM
"America is in desperate need of a new direction on energy policy." No, we are not. Nowhere in the constitution does the federal government get the authority to regulate power companies, or the environment. Nowhere. At most, it's a state issue. At least, let the people, the individual, decide where his power comes from. Get the federal government out of the electricity business, and electricity will be cheap and plentiful.

If voters knew how America's economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obama's administration, Mitt Romney would win in a landslide.

In the 2008 campaign, President Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that the “notion of no coal...is an illusion.” He noted that he favors a cap-and-trade system “[s]o if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

While Obama did not get to implement cap-and-trade, he found other ways to shut down coal...