Now you'll get your choice of a Bush or a Clinton again as the game continues. Whoopee, we get to vote for a woman. As a feminist in the 80's I lost my enthusiasm for gender-based voting when Margaret Thatcher took over the UK. Genitalia doesn't guarantee a viewpoint. In fact, voting on that basis is a fool's game. When Hilary ran the last time I said "Who better than a woman to take our rights away?" Well, we saw the answer to that with Obama. The illusion of concern for your rights is all that's necessary when the regime has a 'show Congress' and a fascist game plan. That game plan includes green energy and climate action plans regardless of political party or gender when you're playing 'The Price is Right' with our lives.
Putting on a green mask and promising the green new deal is a sure way to enrich the tech/energy companies and drain ratepayers and taxpayers while ensuring big campaign contributions. Yes, it's loan guarantees for solar farms and wind farms, huge cash grants through production tax credits (over $8 billion dollars by 2012), and over $15 billion in treasury grants for wind. The new green deal stinks like festering slime in an algae encrusted pool.
You're about to see carbon credits used as the new medium of exchange on a personal level---use more than your water allotment? Go to the local water exchange to buy enough credits for your vegetable garden. Meanwhile the huge corporate farms will be making 'donations' to Congress and the environmental groups that are pushing these new green requirements for your future poverty. Artificial scarcity. Loss of independence. Pay more for that power than ever before while using less. Ahh, the joys of the Smart Grid.
What happens while your government partners with the power generators and the huge corporations and the environmental foundations? Your credits can be cut, your allotments can be reduced, your debt will be increased, your options narrowed. Going green. When you're promised something for nothing you'd better do your research and ask the hard questions.
The green mask looks good---that's why it's so appealing. When you look behind it, it doesn't pass the smell test. You'll be up to your ankles in the green pool while holding a live wire. Zap.
IT DOESN'T COME WITH FLASHING LIGHTS AND IT WON'T BE CALLED UN AGENDA 21. BUT IT IS.