Thursday, June 2, 2011

Obama Admin's Big Fat Carbon Footprint

Once again, we see that President Obama and his administration only give lip-service to the idea of energy savings and reducing our carbon footprints.

Fox News reported May 31, 2011: "A new report from a watchdog group shows that the number of limousines owned by the federal government rose by 73 percent during the first two years of President Obama's administration. The State Department was the recipient of most the new luxury vehicles."  Read more:

I understand that the big guy needs big cars and planes to travel around spreading his message of hope and change and all that jazz.  And yet, all of the travel-- and the means of travel-- hurts the Obama Administration's credibility when it comes to pushing energy savings rules.

The Obama's Administration is all about regulations to reduce carbon emissions, even though these regulations can hurt small business and our competitiveness in the world because these things cost money.  If it's really worth the sacrifice, you'd think Obama would lead by example.

Yeah, right.

Based on the following articles and statements, the large increase in limo purchases is another in a LONG LINE of "do as I say, not as I do" actions on the part of the Obama Administration:

From the Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2008:  Obama's Carbon Ultimatum: The Coming Offer You Won't Be Able to Refuse

From U.S. News and World Report, January 15, 2009:  The Obama Inauguration's Carbon Footprint

From the Christian Science Monitor, June 29, 2010:  Obama wants price on carbon emissions: Republicans see tax
From The National Review, July 30, 2010:  Clean Vehicle Tour? The Carbon Footprint of Obama's Detroit Visit

 I couldn't find reports on the cost of his recent European tour.  But you get the idea.

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