Is Obama Going to End Coal?

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Is Obama going to end the use of coal?  It’s very possible, if you take a look at the following, from the Independent Sentinel…

Obama is at war with fossil fuels and his first key battle is against coal, which provides 45% of the electricity in the United States. Obama has succeeded at making it impossible to build new coal plants and he is about to close existing plants.

Last year the EPA passed stringent carbon emissions standards on coal plants that prevented the building of any new coal-fired facilities in the United States. Some of the worst rules, delayed until this year, will increase standards on existing plants so that they are deliberately unattainable – the goal is to close existing plants.

Many existing plants will have no choice but to shut down as opposed to upgrading quickly because they won’t be able to make a profit. If they attempt to meet the standards, the EPA will only continue to throw more rules at them.

I recall the intent of the last paragraph well.  I grew up in SW PA, so the news came from Pittsburgh.  In the Summer, on hot, humid days, we had “Ozone Action Days,” when to prevent Ozone creation, people were advised to cut back on cutting grass, and other terrible polluting activities.  Of course, as time wore on, there were  less and less Ozone Action Days. So then, to make the Ozone Action Days relevant, the standard for calling those events were  lowered, so there would be more Ozone Action Days.  The same thing will happen here with coal.  Even if some coal fired plants meet the initial regulations, the EPA would keep changing the regs until all of them succumbed.  Where does that leave us?  President Obama said what he wanted…

For once , it appears that Obama made a promise he’s actually trying to keep.

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Maybe They Should Have Read it: ObamaCare Causes Massive Increase in Health Insurance Premiums

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We’ve covered it before, and it’s still happening.  Health insurance premiums have taken off with the impending implementation of ObamaCare, and don’t appear to be slowing anytime soon.  We covered the beginning of this just recently.

ObamaCare Damage: Health Insurance Premiums Rise Under Obama

Elections Have Consequences: “Startling Rate Increases” Due to ObamaCare

However, our friend Wyblog has the latest.  

Obamacare: You get less than half the value at more than twice the price!

I think Democrats call that “fairness”.

Meanwhile in California, rates are going up twenty percent next year.

Blue Shield of California is calling for a 20% rate hike on some individual policyholders. The company expects higher costs from an influx of new customers under the federal healthcare law in 2014.

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Remember when Obama said we’d save $2,500 per year on our health insurance?

Me neither.

Then there’s all the crippling taxes buried in Obamacare’s fine print. They had to pass the bill to find out what’s in it dontcha know. And when they found out, they weren’t happy.

Sixteen Democratic senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act are asking that one of its fundraising mechanisms, a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices scheduled to take effect January 1, be delayed. Echoing arguments made by Republicans against Obamacare, the Democratic senators say the levy will cost jobs — in a statement Monday, Sen. Al Franken called it a “job-killing tax” — and also impair American competitiveness in the medical device field.

Wait, raising taxes kills jobs? Why wasn’t I informed!

You mean, when the President promised that premiums would go down, they went up?  You mean, it was “unexpected?”  You mean, that it  really is Cloward-Piven for private insurance?  You mean, increasing the cost of doing business kills jobs?  If only some Conservative Bloggers could have pointed that out!

Oh wait!

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