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Power Grab: How Obama's Green Policies Will Steal Your Freedom and Bankrupt America Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 19, 2010
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If Obama and his green” coalition get their way, we’re headed for blackouts, skyrocketing energy prices designed to bankrupt disfavored industries, and even greater government control of our economy. Obama’s green jobs agenda masks a declaration of war against America’s most reliable sources of energy—coal, oil, and natural gas. He seeks to shut them down and convert America to green energy—mostly wind and solar—in an irresponsible experiment that will guarantee an energy crisis and drive America from recession to depression. The Obama administration, working in collusion with green groups allegedly protecting the environment, unions protecting their paychecks, and local elites protecting their ocean views, is putting the special interests ahead of your interests. In Power Grab, best-selling author Christopher C. Horner reveals,
How Obama is obsessed with climate change” schemes at huge expense to our economy—even as the scientific case for global warming is collapsingHow Obama is counting on the liberal courts to gain greater control over American industryHow Obama’s green jobs” policies are stripping jobs from America and sending them overseasHow Obama’s policies, if enacted, will dramatically change your life—starting with your confidence that a flipped switch will provide light, that a faucet will flow with water, that your home will stay warm, and there’s gas at the pump
Christopher Horner, hailed by Glenn Beck as a Watchdog” and praised by Rush Limbaugh as the longtime go-to guy on global warming extremism,” has compiled a jaw-dropping account of the government’s arrogant plans to take over America’s access to abundant, afforable energy—and by doing so, take over our economy and limit the individual freedom we’ve so long taken for granted.
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Power Grab exposes the agenda of the Obama administration and its allies, from green jobs’ to the cap-and-trade energy tax as ways to cram down the Left’s long-held wish list of demands, and dream of organizing society.’ Horner reveals what their rhetoric means, how the schemes work and what it all spells for you if they win. Power Grab lays bare the plan to replace your individual liberties with the state, securing the Left’s dream of making decisions for you and your family: what you can drive, how you can live, and what sorts of jobs and future they deem acceptable for Americans.”
Mark Levin, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host
Chris Horner raises the red flag about the so-called green economy.’ Power Grab shows the dark gray economic fallacies that lie behind the bright green’ economic fairy tales, in a way everyone can understand, if while laughing between the tears.”
Dr. Gabriel Calzada, professor of applied environmental economics at King Juan Carlos University
Power Grab exposes the incestuous relationships between the Obama administration and the piles of taxpayer money it wants to pipeline to the Big Green juggernaut consisting of Big Business and Big Labor. Horner shows that the green agenda isn’t so much about a clean environment as it is about redistributing income from us to them.”
Stephen Moore, member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board and senior economics writer
Chris Horner was right in his bestselling The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to Global Warming and Environmentalism. He was right in his book Red Hot Lies that exposed the cover-ups, lies, and intimidation of the global-warming alarmists. And he’s right again in his new book Power Grab, which exposes what the extremists are really after: power over you, your wallet, and even your right to self-government. Power Grab is essential reading for fighting back.”
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
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question some of the propaganda they have been fed by the liberal media!
Every American should read this, especially those concerned with the environment and the future of this planet. If you know absolutely nothing about the "green" movement "Power Grab" will seem almost unbelievable. But it's not hyperbole. It's all real and documented.
Again, every American should read this immediately.
Horner lays out the truth about the economic costs of "green jobs" schemes, citing what ought to be obvious first principles but which are proving so elusive to politicians claiming we will repeat Europe's glorious successes. Green jobs represent some of the worst ideologically driven misinformation ever. As Horner details with extensive sourcing, Europe's experience is anything but one which we should replicate. It is instead one that contributed greatly to the unfolding European bankruptcy. Greece will certainly not be the only statist trouble spot in the EU and energy policies along with suffocating entitlements are at the top of the failed European experiment that American politicos want to emulate. Horner makes the case against these boondoggles in language the layman will understand.
This is similarly useful to the typical voter, generally unconcerned with these issues but increasingly sensing something wrong with America's new course, specifically this agenda being promoted by a broad array of usual suspects. "Power Grab" provides the research of what this collaboration, if it succeeds, will mean for the average household, and an individual's liberties.
The book similarly strips bare the strange talking point that this agenda benefits America's national security. One example Horner invokes is the supposed peril of China "eating our lunch" in what is apparently a strategic race to perfect the windmill, what President Obama calls a "new technology". That it is per se a strategic good to be the world leader in something, for the sake of being the world leader, is facially absurd yet is invoked by politicians today.
Horner addresses this - developing countries like China will always have a comparative advantage in supplying such gadgets to rich countries that mandate them, one reason being that they don't drag their economy down with such mandates. And China is installing the contraptions because western mandates pay China to do so, to avoid the impossible task of actually reducing emissions on their own shores.
Also important to the debate is the reality behind Obama's praise (in a vacuum) that "some of America's biggest companies support" his green agenda. Indeed they do. Horner answers the question "why?", and what these rent-seekers hope to use the state to take from you in this latest twist on the old model of using the state to create scarcity, imposing the statists' will on you while keeping competitors away from the state's business partners.
For exposing and detailing these realities at this critical moment "Power Grab" is a strong and important read.
Prof. Michael J. Economides