Massachusetts climate official proposes targeting regular people who heat their homes: ‘We have to break your will’

Washington Examiner – by Michael Lee

A Massachusetts climate official said people who heat their homes and fuel their cars will need to have their “will” broken in order to combat emissions and climate change.

“I know one thing that we found in our analysis is that 60% of our emissions come from … residential heating and passenger vehicles,” said David Ismay, Massachusetts, undersecretary for climate change, during a virtual meeting with the Vermont Climate Council. “Let me say that again: 60% of our emissions that need to be reduced come from you, the person on your street, the senior on fixed-income. Right now, there is no bad guy left, at least in Massachusetts, to point the finger at and turn the screws on and now break their will, so they stop emitting. That’s you. We have to break your will.”

Ismay reasoned that climate agencies were running out of options.

“We can’t have no offshore wind, no transmission, no solar, and have clean energy,” he said. “Something has to give. There has to be some mechanism we trust to find a place to site a transmission line.”

But Ismay also admitted his remarks would not be popular.

“I can’t even say that publicly,” Ismay said.

That prediction seemingly came to fruition when the state’s Republican Gov. Charlie Baker got wind of the statements, which he insisted “no one who works in our administration should ever say or think.”

“First of all, no one who works in our administration should ever say or think anything like that,” Baker said. “Secondly, Secretary Theoharides is going to have a conversation with him about that. And third, one of the main reasons we didn’t sign the climate bill when it got to our desk was because we were specifically concerned about the impact it was going to have on people’s ability to pay for many of the pieces that were in it, which means it also doesn’t represent administration policy or position.”

The Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance also weighed in on the clip, calling it “frightening” that someone with as much power as Ismay was calling for such proposals.

“It’s frightening to think an official so high up in the Baker administration is bragging to an out-of-state group about the economic pain he wants to inflict on the very people who he’s supposed to work for,” Paul Craney, a spokesman MFA, told Commonwealth Magazine. “Remarks like this have no place in state government. Ismay should be dismissed from his position in state government, as he’s clearly demonstrated he does not have the best interests of the residents of Massachusetts at heart.”

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9 thoughts on “Massachusetts climate official proposes targeting regular people who heat their homes: ‘We have to break your will’

  1. Hang him outside naked and covered in honey in my neighborhood. Yogi likes frozen treats. He can learn about being cold for a little bit, anyway.

  2. “It’s frightening to think an official so high up in the Baker administration is bragging to an out-of-state group about the economic pain he wants to inflict on the very people who he’s supposed to work for,”….

    The only thing that “frightens” the Mass govt. is that someone in the govt. actually had the honesty to admit that is exactly what the Mass govt. wants, but they just don’t want it said out loud, so Ismay “needs to be removed.” Right. And why do you even have an “undersecretary for climate change” in the first place? But keep on exposing yourselves to the point where even morons will “get in your face and break your will” so to speak.

  3. Isn’t it amazing, that no one in the “climate cult”, ever mention geoengineering as a cause for climate change. They never mention all the western forest fires, set by government, that could cause climate change. All the pollution caused by chemical companies. Of course, we all know there really isn’t climate change. It is a natural phenomenon.

  4. I heat with wood.
    I produce the electricity here.
    I’m looking forward to using alcohol for vehicles.
    Come try to break my will.
    I’m looking forward to breaking your nose. Minimally speaking.

    1. I heat with coal. We produce electricity enough to run a freeze, but still haven’t gotten to lights yet. I’m trying to go all DC. How would you run your vehicle on alcohol? I’m very interested in alternative sources of energy, outside of the system.

      1. Speaking aspirated engine with points, and zero computer.
        You need a compression ratio of at least 10.5:1.
        You need to open up the jets as more alcohol than gasoline is needed.
        Get rid, and replace natural rubber fuel hose, and gaskets, as alcohol destroys it (ie, metal fuel line, and cork gaskets where fuel is concerned).
        Alcohol also tears up aluminum as in the carb, heads, etc, although it may take some time to do so, and doesn’t necessarily mean that they can’t be used.
        As far as injected computerized engines go I can’t say.
        There’s a nut shell. I hope that helps.

  5. This is a heads up to those who use only electricity as a heat source. The commies think nothing of freezing people to death. They will try to outlaw wood stoves as well. -20 here right now.

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