A recent poll from USA Today shows that even when Barack Obama was elected president last November, only 6% of Americans thought energy should be his top priority. Now, a year later, even fewer think this policy warrents the White House's full attention. Only 2% of Americans now think the President's top priority should be energy, well-behind other top concerns like the economy, Iraq and Afghanistan, health care and the federal budget deficit.
With this insight, why is the Obama administration continuing to pursue its cap-and-trade policy as if it were a top priority? And since the nation's economy and budget deficits are so high on Americans' priority lists, why would the administration pursue cap-and-trade knowing that it would have significant negative impacts on business' bottom lines, homeowners' pocketbooks and the nation's economy as a whole?
PS--Why is the White House website reporting that the stimulus plan has "created or saved" jobs for "over one million people" when its own Recovery.gov is only reporting 640,000?