We have living in some perilous times and majority of our problems are self-created by us. Now by us I mean “elections have consequences” and the last two Presidential Elections as a country we will pay for dearly.
We all know that economy is like running on a treadmill to nowhere because we elected a man who is either an economic illiterate or by design he intends to destroy our free market system, but in both cases, the end result is the same.
But enough about the economy for today.
There are many long term ramifications when you elect a President because he has the power to appoint many unelected officials to government and they make decisions they affect all us in our everyday lives. And invariable those appointments are given to those who follow the same ideology as the President.
I sure you are all aware that the price of gas at the pump has remained very high, even though consumption is down and in a normal free market economy “supply and demand” would rule the day. We can point to the Keystone Pipeline that never gets approved that would deliver crude oil to the refineries at a much lower cost, but the problem extends way beyond this one issue.
Millions and millions of acres are about to be taken away by the Feds in what amounts to one of the biggest ‘lands grabs’ in our history; which means all the natural resources therein will become inaccessible because a little bird called a “Prairie Chicken” aka as Sage Grouse.
From the Wall Street Journal:
Sage Grouse Rebellion
Will Obama use two small birds to limit oil drilling in the West?
Almost half the land west of the Mississippi belongs to the federal government, including 48% of California, 62% of Idaho and 81% of Nevada. No surprise that the Obama Administration wants to control more. But the result could be to suppress the country’s booming oil and gas development.
In partnership with green activists, the Department of Interior may attempt one of the largest federal land grabs in modern times, using a familiar vehicle—the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A record 757 new species could be added to the protected list by 2018. The two species with the greatest impact on private development are range birds—the greater sage grouse and the lesser prairie chicken, both about the size of a barnyard chicken. The economic stakes are high because of the birds’ vast habitat.
Let us not kid ourselves about why this happening, the Sage Grouse is only a tool that the Feds will use to shut down our energy supply. This country cannot survive without an ample supply of energy, for without energy nothing moves.
And then I have to ask, if the Feds where really that concerned about the Sage Grouse, how come they show no concern about the millions of birds, including the Bald Eagle that are getting chopped up by wind turbines. The difference is wind turbines are “green and oil is black.”
As I said the ramifications of elections are far reaching and half way around the world in a place called Crimea our energy policies could determine the faith of the world.
I don’t think I have to recap all the events of Putin’s gambit into the Crimea other than to say he has the West on their heels wondering what to do. The club that Putin has over Europe is the natural gas pipeline that runs through Ukraine from Russia to Europe, Putin has not said this but everyone knows that the threat of cutting off Europe’s natural gas supply is there.
If you want to slow down Putin’s war machine, hit him in the pocket book. Russia’s economy is weak and vulnerable.
We have more natural gas and oil than we will ever use and this administration is sitting on 24 applications for natural gas exports; it’s approved just 6 in the last three years.
And then you have to ask yourself who is the real enemy?
Why is it that a cartoon character, POGO, can see the light of the day and the people of this country seem to be walking around in the dark?
I think we should run POGO for President in 2016, he has more brains in his little finger than the combined total in Washington D.C.