OUCH: Barack Obama says he'll bankrupt coal powered electricity generators

Barack Obama and coal

The odds-on favourite to win the US Presidency Barack Obama has declared his intention of bankrupting companies that use coal to generate electricity.

If fulfilled in reality, Senator Obama’s rhetoric could have severe implications for Australia.

Democrats say that Obama’s rhetoric attacking coal-fired electricity generation might have been a bit overblown for the San Francisco journalists he was trying to impress. They say that Obama has pledged a big government commitment to clean coal technology and that his opponent Senator McCain is also pledged to a “cap and trade” system on carbon emissions of the same kind being considered by the Australian government.



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6 responses to “OUCH: Barack Obama says he'll bankrupt coal powered electricity generators

  1. coal faced

    54% of US electricity comes from coal!


  2. U.S. Voter

    Another glaring example that HIS agenda is more important than the hundreds of thousands of workers who will lose their jobs if he “bankrupts” the coal industry.

    He is filled with self-importance and entirely self-serving.

  3. anon

    At least he is not a worthless incontinent old warmonger like McCain or a small town trollop like Palin.

  4. Anonymous

    Well well well, they elected the slave.

  5. anon

    And NOW is the time to payback generations of racist white dirt.

  6. mccain

    i’d love to suck on johnnyCowards redundant balls. man, he rammed up the arse and booted out last nov. so sad for him and his right whingers. pssst-dont talk about julie bishop, her twat needs a checkup, it was copied onto Bolts face

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