McGuinty must think Ontarians are STUPID!!!

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here is an unbelievable expose of exactly what McGuinty considers is an honest and beliveable explanation of the “future of Ontario’s Green Industry!”

Not only is this insulting but underlines the “fanaticism” which this Premier plods ahead with his Green Dream that will eventually reduce all Ontario families to a an energy poor state!

Try this on uneducated children and they will all get warm and fuzzy with words like “ooohhh and wow!”  Try it on seniors who are on a fixed income and can’t heat their homes in the winter or dry their clothes in a dryer because their Hydro Bills are worth more each month than payments on a new car and you will quickly realize how totally “out of touch with reality” this man really is with his constituents.  Good Luck on October 6th McGuinty!

Kelly McParland: McGuinty puts his faith in that old windmill religion

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No one had to offer subsidies to henry Ford when he built the Model T

Ask Dalton McGuinty how he can be so sure his gamble on the alternative energy industry will succeed, and he tells a little story about the horse and buggy.

There were probably people who thought the new-fangled horseless carriages filling the roads a century ago were just a fad and would never catch on, he says. But the car industry blossomed into a powerhouse, and the windmill/solar energy business will too. Because it has to.

Maybe the story goes over in all the schools he visits, but if that’s as deep as the Premier’s industrial analysis goes, we’re in more trouble than I thought. The horse and buggy industry died because a better, faster, more convenient, more desirable product came along, and the auto industry boomed out of sheer public demand.

No one had to give Henry Ford or Walter Chrysler 20 years of government subsidies to talk them into building a factory, the way Mr. McGuinty is paying Samsung to build them in Ontario. No one had to tour the province insisting the Model T would catch on eventually, if we just gave it a chance and forked over enough billions to keep it alive in the interim.  No one had to, because the attraction of the product was so self-evident people crowded showrooms to get one of their own. Demand drove the industry, not government ad campaigns, or jacked-up fees for buggy whips. The market killed the carriage business and substituted a new one in its place.  That’s the way it usually is with innovative new products. Just ask Steve Jobs how hard a time he has selling iPads.

Mr. McGuinty doesn’t see it. He’s a believer. He thinks it’s great that there are factories in Ontario making parts that could be made cheaper in China (and eventually probably will be), propped up by his government. He doesn’t blink when he’s asked how — when the smartest investors on Bay Street don’t claim to know which industry will succeed and which won’t — he can be so sure he’s picked a winner. He just thinks he has.

When told that Opposition leader Tim Hudak puts the cost of the government’s subsidy program at $1 billion a year, he says that’s “interesting” but doesn’t dispute it. Nor does he argue with a competing estimate of $1.5 billion a year. He just goes on about how spectacular it is that Ontario is leading the way in this cutting edge industry, that has failed in other jurisdictions and only continues to breathe here because he keeps sending it cheques.

Ontario has had 30,000 applications for its program, he says. And why wouldn’t it? When the government is promising guaranteed money, it’s no big surprise that crafty entrepreneurs would want to get in on it. When told that Mr. Hudak says he’d never be arrogant enough to suggest he had a magic formula for knowing which businesses will thrive and which won’t, he acknowledges that they “disagree.” He believes he’s made the right decision in betting billions on an industry that has so far shown no signs of being any more promising than any of the other environmental “alternative” industries out there — the battery that’s finally going to be strong enough to replace gasoline, the fuel that’s going to replace gasoline, the light bulb that’s going to be cheap and attractive enough to replace incandescents.

Read the rest here…………if you can!!!!!

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