Tuesday, December 29

The emperor before the 2008 election, vowing to close coal-fired powerplants

The clip below shows your emperor before the 2008 election, vowing to close coal-fired powerplants and admitting this would cause your electricity bill to rise significantly.



Did you see that before the election? Cuz, ya know, a plan like that would have been of huge interest to virtually all Americans, all voters. Important to know.

But of course you never saw it until now, did ya?

You might ask yourself why such a critical announced goal drew no network news coverage at all.

Oh, and nationwide, utility bills are an average of % higher than at the end of 2008. But of course for middle-class folks that's only maybe ten or 20 bucks a month, so no big deal. In fact, probably entirely due to inflation, eh? Like gasoline, which is a *lot* more expensive than...

Wait, what? You say gasoline is less expensive than it's been in 15 years? Whoa, how could that be if inflation has been forcing electric rates up?

Good damn question.

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