If elected president, Democrat Hillary Clinton says she can create enough green energy to power every home in America by the end of her second term.
“By the end of my first term, we will have installed a half a billion more solar panels, and by the end of my second term, enough clean energy to power every home in America,” Clinton said at the Blue Jamboree in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday.
The Democratic presidential front-runner said her plan to subsidize alternative sources of energy would not entail a middle-class tax hike.
In fact, Clinton said she would reduce taxes for working-class families.
“And people say, well, can you do that without raising taxes on the middle class? Absolutely,” she said. “That’s why I’m going to be fighting for tax cuts that help hard-working families get ahead.”
Okay look I am already supporting Hillary, and I think her path to the White House is fairly free of serious obstacle, however I am going to say right here that if she makes promises like this she sure as shit better be planning to keep them.
Getting the country off of fossil fuels and onto renewable energy sources is a big deal to the progressive community, and if she fails to keep this promise she risks losing their support not just for herself, but for the Democratic party altogether.
Do I think it can be done?
You bet your ass I do.
And I think if Hillary is serious about making this happen, that she can do just that. So long as she recognizes that the blowback from big oil is going to be unprecedented.
And that is saying something considering what we have seen during the Obama administration.