Those in attendance at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, India caught a glimpse of Sarah Palin’s Vision for America, something Americans might be hearing more of as we get closer to the 2012 presidential election.
After addressing the tragic events that took place in Japan, Palin tackled tough issues such as China’s military rise, free trade, bailouts and the India-U.S. partnership. But it was a topic close to Palin’s heart that the former governor of Alaska returned to in her keynote address–America’s need for energy independence.
Palin stressed that energy is key and her vision for a free and prosperous America has much to do with energy.
“By 2030, the world’s energy consumption will increase by 50% and almost half of that will come from here in India and from China. We all face similar challenges in this arena and this makes America’s quest for energy security all the more crucial as we seek to stabilize our economy, secure our homeland and cooperate with our allies who would also seek peace on earth,” Palin said.
Because some have stymied resource development like responsible domestic oil drilling, Palin explained how hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs won’t be created in the U.S. until we change course, and how Americans will get hit with huge gas prices at the pump unless we change course. Palin also explained how it means we’re continuing to transfer hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars to foreign regimes to purchase energy from them – regimes that don’t have our best interests at heart.
Although Palin said she’s a true believer in environmental conservation, she warned about the expectation that “green jobs” will be the savior.
“…look around the world and try telling that to the thousands of English and Scottish workers who’ve lost jobs as a result of government investments in “green energy” projects,” Palin explained. “A recent UK study shows that for every “green job” created, nearly four jobs were lost elsewhere in the economy due to lack of affordable energy! Same story in Spain – investment in “green jobs” brought massive debt, skyrocketing energy costs and 20% unemployment.”
And just as she’s pushed here in the U.S., Palin explained to those in attendance that there is another option.
Palin said, “Instead of funding non-viable special interest projects, Americans can capitalize on our own viable resources that are just waiting to be tapped – they’re right on our doorstep! Billions of barrels of oil warehoused underground in AK!”
As published on Examiner.com