I get agitated when I think about”energy policy” in Washington.
The jackasses in that town are requiring us to use crummy light bulbs. They’re mandating sub-standard washing machines. And they’ve coerced us into ridiculous “low-flow” toilets that don’t work very well if you happen to…um…deposit something that reminds you of Washington.
But I haven’t written anything on rising gas prices because, in general, I don’t think politicians can be blamed.
Yes, prices would be a bit lower if the crowd in Washington wasn’t blocking pipelines and hindering exploration, but those policies presumably don’t cause sudden price spikes. So I’ll mostly let Obama off the hook, just as I’ve sometimes defended him in the past.
That being said, the Administration’s energy policies are a joke – especially the plethora of green energy subsidies. So even though I don’t blame them for higher gas prices, I’m nonetheless amused that the White House is taking a beating on the issue.
As illustrated by these cartoons.
The Algaeman cartoon reminds me of President Bush’s silly switchgrass policy.
Here’s a Ramirez cartoon about the prevarication, dissembling, and obfuscation at the White House.
Last but not least, here’s a funny image a friend posted on my Facebook page.
These are all funny images, but the history of botched government intervention in the energy sector teaches an important lesson. As illustrated by this poster, you’ve asked a very silly question if more government is the answer.