Posted by Jeff Condon on September 23, 2009
Chairman Stephen Chu a one time scientist has made the full transition to politician. He’s been caught in a widely non-published quote comparing us to teenage kids and the administration to parents. I hope you realize that this is exactly the kind of statement which the Chinese government would release.
The American public…just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act,” Dr. Chu said. “The American public has to really understand in their core how important this issue is.”
Chairman Chu’s views on economics are hidden behind the administrations dogma on green energy improving the economy.
Asked if he expected a town-hall style pushback, Dr. Chu said he was optimistic the public would buy the administration’s arguments that energy efficiency and caps on greenhouse-gas emissions will spark an economic rebound.
“I don’t think so…maybe I’m optimistic, but there’s very little debate” that a new green energy economy will bring economic prosperity, Mr. Chu told reporters.
Stephen Chu is a liar in my opinion. He, like greenpeace know that the point is to drive up prices and limit usage. This does not help the economy. However his dogma and rhetoric are still bought into by some of the unwary public.
Here’s a supporting lie from the also communist Lisa Jackson:
“We’re showing people across the country how energy efficiency can be part of what they do every day,” said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “Confronting climate change, saving money on our utility bills, and reducing our use of heavily-polluting energy can be as easy as making a few small changes.”
Followed then by the lie of Dan Leistikow in response to the previous lies:
Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow added: “Secretary Chu was not comparing the public to teenagers. He was saying that we need to educate teenagers about ways to save energy. He also recognized the need to educate the broader public about how important clean energy industries are to our competitive position in the global economy. He believes public officials do have an obligation to make their case to the American people on major legislation, and that’s what he’s doing.”
If everyone is lying to us on the details, why the hell would we listen to the plan.
Quotes from Wall Street Journal, about the only real paper to report it.