Economic recovery advisory board finally briefs Obama on energy concerns? Really!?!
Recently, Politico reports that President Obama is just now hearing concerns from his economic recovery advisory board about the cap-and-trade bill that has been discussed for months. Really!?!
Dear President Obama:
Let me get this straight…
You’re pushing a energy tax bill that will raise electricity rates 90% after adjusting for inflation, gas prices 74%, natural gas prices 55%, and an average family’s annual energy bill by at least $1,500, and you’re just now hearing "concerns"? Really!?!
You didn’t know we were in a recession? Huh. You thought that taxing people and forcing job loss was…What? A good idea? You mean to tell us that you are just now, as in, the middle of the week when this bill has been in Committee mark-up since Monday, that you are just now hearing "concerns"? Really!?!
Well, at least you have the Economic Recovery Board to keep things organized.
Wait…you do have things organized right? You don’t?!?
Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board who now chairs your advisory panel told the Wall Street Journal that “the whole organizational side of this has been a nightmare.” Really President Obama!?! Really!?!
I guess you haven’t been reading the letters from groups like us, leading economists, professors, European analysts, think-tanks, contractors, businesses and everyone else who have been expressing their "concerns" for the past months. Really!?!
To help you out, start by reading this.