That moment when irony slaps Hillary Clinton in the face

May 12, 2013

Given her fatal incompetence regarding Libya and Benghazi, this flashback to 2004 takes on a whole new meaning:

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she is not sorry she voted for a resolution authorizing President Bush to take military action in Iraq despite the recent problems there but she does regret “the way the president used the authority.”

“How could they have been so poorly prepared for the aftermath of the toppling of Saddam Hussein?” the New York Democrat asked Tuesday night on CNN’s “Larry King Live.”

“I don’t understand how they had such an unrealistic view of what was going to happen.”

And, in her own case, I bet she still doesn’t understand. Nor will she ever.

via Vermontaigne and Instapundit

Lomborg: Californians are paying ridiculous subsidies for electric cars

May 12, 2013

Yet another “Green scam.” Makers of fossil-fueled cars are forced to buy, in essence, “carbon credits” from Tesla to meet California’s “zero emission” standards. You can bet those costs are passed along to the consumer.

Watts Up With That?

 Guest post by Bjørn Lomborg

I’ve said electric cars get subsidized too much. Turns out I was wrong.

In California, they are subsidized ridiculously too much.

Tesla gets $45,000 for each car it sells in state and federal subsidies. The Tesla S starts at $69,000, so about 40% of its total cost is subsidies (Tesla isn’t making any big profits).

This is because the California Air Resources Board has mandated that zero emission vehicles should comprise 15% of new-car sales by 2025 — up from less than 1% now. This forces other car companies that can’t comply to pay for credits from Tesla.

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