Duh! Even my young kids are able to see the futility of attempting to replace efficient oil--the current fuel of capitalism--with inefficient "green" substitutes like wind, solar power, electric cars, and goofy light bulbs. In a perfect world, it would be great to reduce our dependence on oil for a variety of reasons, most important of which is national security.
But the reality is that oil can't be replaced as efficiently given present technology, except for possibly nuclear energy that brings its own set of problems. We should be exploring new energy sources, but do we need to destroy capitalism to do so? If you're a liberal socialist, the answer is "hell yeah."
Of course, this could be Thulsa Doom's pathetic, late attempt to save himself and his party, which has seemingly already destroyed with his mini socialist revolution.
After months of hype about the potential for green energy to stimulate job growth and lead the economy out of a recession, the results turned out to be disappointing, if not dismal. About $92 billion - more than 11 percent - of Mr. Obama's original $814 billion of stimulus funds were targeted for renewable energy projects when the measure was pushed through Congress in early 2009.
Even some of the administration's liberal allies have expressed skepticism over the original stimulus package's use of green investments as a way to spur quick employment growth at home.