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Kinkaid: Energy crisis looming

To the editor:

In the midst of serious world-wide economic instability and a depression/deep recession here in the United States, we are faced with a “War on Prosperity” from President Barack Obama, his administration, most congressional Democrats and far too many congressional Republicans.

Over-regulation of business is stifling the U.S. economy now and has been responsible, in large part, to outsourcing of U.S. jobs overseas the last few decades. Now, heavy taxation will be added to the already heavily burdensome federal regulations that small businesses and large corporations must wade through and overcome. (Read higher prices, lost productivity and very little incentive for success.)

A week before the 2008 presidential election, then candidate Obama said, “We are five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America.” Not just candidate hyperbole or rhetoric. He was chillingly frank.

In a filmed interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, as a Presidential candidate, Obama stated, “Under my energy plan, electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket.” Give him credit. He is transparent.

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Unless serious steps are taken now, right now, energy prices are indeed poised to skyrocket.

U.S. coal-fired power plants are already clean and very cost efficient.

Why would you want to artificially inflate business costs, consumer prices and home utility bills during such tough economic times, or anytime for that matter?

In Spain, for every green job that was created, two jobs were lost. Let’s just thank the United States right now.

I believe that China is making our wind-powered turbines. They are the current beneficiaries of the green technology surge.

Closer to home, we need to fight for the energy industry jobs that power our local economy. Coal, gas and oil. Colorado House Bill 10-1365 is a fiasco and something must be done to kill its implementation.

Our community is in serious peril from this lobbyist-driven legislation and its full consequences. Electricity prices will rise, local jobs will be lost and the world will not be a better place.

John S. Kinkaid

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