INDIANAPOLIS, May 8, 2016 – Hillary Clinton got caught in her lies by a coal miner last week. How the question made it on camera is still a mystery, but it highlights another of Hillary Clinton’s bad policies which, if she becomes President, will damage the US economy economy.
The laid-off miner asked, “How can you say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend?”
Hillary tossed aside her age advantage and did a fancy jig, trying to answer him.
Going to an area where Hillary can control everything, Hillary’s campaign website, we see her “energy policy,” driven by her fear of “climate change.”
- “I won’t let anyone take us backward, deny our economy the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future, or force our children to endure the catastrophe that would result from unchecked climate change.” — Hillary, NOVEMBER 29, 2015
Somehow, her site claims, Hillary will:
- Create good-paying jobs by making the United States the clean energy superpower of the 21st Century;
- Set national goals to 500 million solar panels installed; generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America; cut energy waste in homes, schools, and hospitals by a third; and reduce American oil consumption by a third;
- Lead the world in the fight against climate change by bringing greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below what they were in 2005 within the next decade – and keep going;
And that’s in her first term, since that’s all she can count on having, notwithstanding that she seems to plan on being in power for “the next decade” and beyond.
OK, so what is she saying?
“Creating jobs” is a mantra of those who don’t understand how and why work gets done. Jobs are not just sitting somewhere on a shelf. Jobs are a byproduct of demand, and demand, in a market economy, is driven by consumers. Whatever the buyers want, the market will produce.
The market doesn’t buy jobs; it uses jobs (work) to produce what’s being demanded. And the more efficient the system, the fewer labor hours, the fewer jobs – will be required.
“Creating jobs” where none exist is the very essence of inefficiency, a specialty of “the only entity that can afford it”, of government. Remember, if there was a legitimate demand that could be satisfied at a realistic cost, free people would be enticed to satisfy it. All government can do is divert productivity from things that people are demanding, to things that people want less, things the government decrees must be produced.
That diversion is counter-productive at its core. Government can demand pyramids (now, there’s some job creation for you!) or it can demand solar panels; what it cannot do is force a free people to want what a politician wants. It can only force them to produce it.
Hillary thinks solar panels, and she even knows the number necessary, will “generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America” within four years. She obviously has some sort of magic, zero-ecologic-impact batteries (or space-alien technology) in mind, something that the world doesn’t yet have. And she has the plans for rolling out this technology across a huge nation.
She probably also has all the sites picked out, and has plans to relocate anyone who gets in their way. Even the smartest woman in the world isn’t that smart.
And “Hillary will lead the world in the fight against climate change by bringing greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below what they were in 2005 within the next decade.” That is assuming anyone will follow her. If the US reduced all its greenhouse gases to zero, it would not reduce the world’s emissions by 30%, especially given the steep ramp-ups seen in industrial giants India, Mexico, and China, where greenhouse gases are not yet more important than putting food on the table.
So, Hillary also apparently has plans for world domination – but how much greenhouse gas would that take?
Hillary again counts on good old American stupidity and micro attention spans, traits her followers sadly demonstrate all too vividly.