Darrin Old Coyote, chairman of the Crow Tribe in Montana, puts it plainly: “The war on coal is a war on our families and our children.”
With unemployment rates in a number of large Indian communities well over 50%, many tribes live in conditions that resemble Third World countries.
The Navajo Generating Station was built instead, fueled by nearby sources of clean coal. The plant employs about 500 people, 80 percent of whom are Navajo
Texas ratepayers have paid an enormous sum to expand the transmission system to support the (state’s green energy) mandate.
To give or not to give, that is the question. If “to give” is the answer, then what should I give, how should I give it, and will it really benefit the recipients?
This is a huge waste of dollars not just because the government is top-heavy and inefficient, but because the cause of obesity in America is obvious to even the casual observer. The government makes people fat, end of story. How this occurs is slightly more complex, but a typical 8th grader–the equivalent of a 2nd grader in the 1950s–can follow this reasoning.
The feel-gooders and foodicrats bemoaning the food desert “crisis” fail to take into account that, even in poverty-plagued, welfare wrecked urban neighborhoods, the free market is at work. If “Whole Foods” really had a viable market in an inner city burg, they would open a store.
The poor in the United States often own flat-screen TV’s, cell phones, automobiles, and other possessions deemed luxury items by the poor in other countries. Why is that? Why do the poor in the U.S. have a much higher standard of living than the poor in other countries?
Gloating would not be dignified. “I told you so” would be snarky. But their genuine disappointment and concern created the perfect atmosphere for a discussion about our rights to life and property. The following table is an in-depth reality check for my liberal friends whose hopes that Hussein would bring universal peace, unicorns, and ‘kumbaya’ have been dashed.