Timmy and Big Sis sittin' in a tree .....
As Stacy Drake pointed out to readers a few days ago, potential presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is yet another Big Government, liberal, establishment "Republican" trying to pass himself off as a principled Conservative.
As Stacy pointed out, not only did Pawlenty fall for the global warming hoax, he fully supported the nonsensical and highly corrupt concept of a cap and tax system. Stacy's report was an eye-opener, as it spelled out just exactly what sort of Big Government Statist this little known former governor of Minnesota truly is.
Stacy found that besides his ridiculous stance on carbon trading, and "renewable energy" as the savior of all mankind, he was also anything BUT a fiscal Conservative. According to the CATO institute, he was less fiscally responsible than Big Government types like Ed Rendel, former democrat governor of Pennsylvania.
She also discovered Pawlenty was a huge fan of RomneyCare, and especially the government forced individual mandate, a direct assault on Liberty and Freedom, if there ever was one.
Read Stacy's entire report here.
The video above not only includes information Stacy presented, but testimony from Pawlenty himself. As you see, he's bought into the global warming hoax hook, line and sinker. Either that, or like Obama, Al Gore, Maurice Strong, and George Soros, he was looking to profit from the carbon credit scam too.
From the video's description.
Two weeks ago State Rep. Joe Atkins (DFL -- Inver Grove Heights) invited former Governor Tim Pawlenty to testify against HF 72 (Beard), a bill which calls for a repeal of a greenhouse gas emission reduction law spearheaded by Gov. Pawlenty in 2007. The former Governor did not respond.
In the absence of Governor's testimony, Atkins played a short video for the House Commerce committee at today's hearing which included several public comments by Governor Pawlenty's in support of renewable energy policies which HF 72 would repeal.
"Governor Pawlenty has shown the courage to stand for renewable energy and its job growing potential in Minnesota," said Atkins. "It seems appropriate for us to get his input before we dismantle legislation he signed that made Minnesota a nation leader in the emerging renewable energy economy."
**Speech at 2:00 given to Midwest Ag Energy Network Summit, not Great Plains Institute**
Now these are democrats wanting Pawlenty to come back to them and help them further their cause. You see, clearer heads are prevailing, and they want no part of a destructive "climate change" bill. They want to undo the damage Pawlenty's misguided policies have caused.
Anyone who actually follows the energy debate knows that the so-called "green economy" has been a disaster for the nations that have went that route. Spain, which was touted by the environmental extremists as the "model of the future," almost destroyed the nation's entire economy with it's "green" initiatives.
It's widely reported that for every "green" job created, at least 2.2 real jobs were lost. And those "green" jobs cost the nation a reported $774,000 for each and every one created. It also caused industries to move from Spain because of incredibly expensive energy costs, a byproduct of "green" living.
Read more here.
Now Pawlenty was out there doing this in 2006, well after it was common knowledge Spain's little experiment was a disaster, and yet ....
If that's not enough, in Pawlenty's own state, "green" energy is a disaster. This report comes from the local National Public Radio affiliate, hardly a right-wing source:
We made a big deal a couple weeks ago about an in-depth analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis throwing cold water on the idea that "green jobs" will drive the new economy.
Among its points the Fed waived off a Minnesota 2020 report claiming that if done right, the wind industry "can create thousands of jobs, [and] revive the economic base of many Minnesota communities hit hard by the recession."
It doesn't work that way, Fed writer Ron Wirtz wrote: "As a job creator, wind power doesn't pack much punch...."
The report goes on to say "wind-turbine maker Suzlon Group is laying off its remaining 110 workers."
Read more here.
Pawlenty goes on to say that we must get away from "unsustainable" fossil fuels and move toward renewables. Never mind we use less renewables today than we did a half century ago, because they aren't economically viable.
Last June I wrote: Obama Asks: "If We Can Put A Man On The Moon, Why Can’t We Give Up Oil?" Here’s Why It’s Impossible. Besides laying out the facts on renewables, during our research we found an interesting fact from 2008.
In 2008 Kiplinger's reported:
... untapped reserves are estimated at about 2.3 trillion barrels, nearly three times more than the reserves held by Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) and sufficient to meet 300 years of demand-at today's levels-for auto, aircraft, heating and industrial fuel, without importing a single barrel of oil.
Since 2008, estimates of our recoverable oil and natural gas reserves have increased significantly. Whitney Pitcher recently reported:
Alaska has billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. The Natural Petroleum Reserve in Alaska alone is estimated to have 53 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The Arctic is estimated to have 90 billion barrels of oil and 1. 67 quadrillion (1,670 trillion) cubic feet of natural gas. For some perspective, that is 1,670,000,000,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas. Those kinds of numbers make even Obama’s deficit numbers seem small!
That's just from Alaska and the Arctic region only, as Whitney explains, there is much more in the lower 48.
Read her report here.
Leadership is about judgment. It's about intellectual curiosity. It's about being able to access facts and make sound, reasonable decisions that benefit your constituents, not harm them.
As governor, Tim Pawlenty fell hook line and sinker for a long discredited hoax, and then championed ideas, laws, and regulations in further service of this known hoax. Laws and regulations that would hurt his state's economy, as well as the citizens he served. If that's not enough, he also lusted after his own state run, forcibly mandated "universal health care" plan, along the lines of RomneyCare [an absolute disaster on every level] and ObamaCare.
Does this sound like someone who has judgment or intellectual chops to be the leader of the free world? Sure doesn't to me.
It does however sound exactly like another phony "Republican" who endorsed Al Gore's hoax head on, even doing a "public service announcement" in furtherance of a proven lie.
Newt and Nancy sittin' on a couch ....
Haven't we had enough "progressives" in government to last us from now, until the end of time?
America, and the world, deserves a hell of a lot better than this.