Obama: Americans Like Coal Because ‘Dirty Fuel Is Cheap’ – and That’s OK for INDIA

obama-dirty-fuelAmericans like “cheap stuff” like coal – and that’s okay for people in India who want the same standard of living as those in the U.S. – Pres. Obama declared at a White House screening of Leonardo DiCaprio’s new global warning documentary, “Before the Flood,” on Monday.

Americans like coal because “dirty fuel is cheap,” Obama explained:

“And, look, the economics of energy are extremely complicated.  But let me just simplify it as much as possible.  Dirty fuel is cheap — because we’ve been doing it a long time, so we know how to burn coal to produce electricity.  We know how to burn oil, and we know how to burn gas.  And if it weren’t for pollution, the natural inclination of everybody would be to say let’s go with the cheap stuff.”

And, coal energy is fine for countries like India, which haven’t achieved the quality of life we have here in America, Obama said:

“And particularly when it comes to poor countries — you take an example like India, where hundreds of millions of people still don’t have electricity on a regular basis, and they would like to have the standards of living that, if not immediately as high as ours, at least would mean that they’re not engaging in backbreaking work just to feed themselves, or keep warm — it’s completely understandable that their priority is to create electricity for their people.”

But, back in the U.S., Americans are blaming “me and my tree-hugger friends” for ruining their lives and livelihoods with his war on U.S. coal energy, Obama said.

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    Amber

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    Yes “simplify it as much as possible ” how about hit the road Jack . Obama breaths out CO2 about 20.000 times per day . Not a pollutant . Now that nicotine habit is a different story . Should everyone be smoking because the President does ? What about the Hollywood jet setter’ s carbon foot print . Should everyone emulate that hypocrite . . Why would a guy with basically no scientific training at all have had a Malibu
    waterfront property if he was fully promoting some complete BS about a flood .
    Leading scientists in the world say the seas rise a bit and drop a bit but are basically unchanged in the past 50 years . Nothing to get your panties in a knot about .
    The Al Gore clone is even less credible .

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    Amber

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    Obama likes things simple . That “dirty ” coal he trash talks built a pretty nice Navy , lots of nice bridges and a few other things requiring steel .. Try building an aircraft carrier out of solar panels . China is going to miss Mr Simple . The greatest job exporter in history .
    $$ Billions peed away on “renewable” boondoggle’s to failed solar panel corporate welfare junkies . And how many people get murdered in Chicago each year ? 500 +
    How many murders in the USA in a year 16,000 + .
    How many from “global warming ” ZERO . Plants do better , forests do better , and society does better yet Obama claims global warming (climate change in weasel word language ) is the biggest threat . My oh my what industry will the exiting President be part of ? First Solar ? The people don’t even put scary global warming in the top 15 things yet the Democrats and their lobbying green wash donors say otherwise .
    Trump is far far from ideal but he will not sell out the USA and that is worth a lot .

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    Ramspace

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    “We know how to how burn coal to produce electricity.” Really? No, he doesn’t know how, and that’s the problem. You can make up laws and make up policies, but you cannot make up physics. As Google and the Gates Institute found out, renewables don’t work. All the attitude in the world won’t change that. Elect an engineer, not a lawyer.

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