Friday, April 16, 2010

Global Warming Is Alive And Well: Cap and Tax Next

US Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

* Backers hope for Senate vote in June or July
* Measure could affect states' climate control activities

From Reuters:
A long-awaited compromise bill to reduce U.S. emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases blamed for global warming will be unveiled by a group of senators on April 26, sources said on Thursday.
The legislative language to be sketched out in 11 days, according to government and environmental sources, is being drafted by Democratic Senator John Kerry, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and independent Senator Joseph Lieberman.

President Barack Obama has made climate change one of his top priorities and took steps recently to show Republicans he was serious, including expanding federal aid for building nuclear power facilities and allowing more domestic offshore oil drilling -- initiatives to be included in the Senate compromise.
The White House is also eager to show the rest of the world the United States is ready to take a leadership role on global warming, including to help kick-start stalled international efforts to tackle the problem.
Despite vocal climate change skeptics in the United States, leading scientific groups have been hoping the United States, the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after China, would take action.

While Obama is compromising by moving to the center on this by okaying offshore drilling and building more nuclear reactors, in the end, there is little comprise at all. Here's why: Nuclear reactors and drilling take years to implement, and while the blanket statement offshore drilling is used, will it be in areas that will be most productive? Furthermore, there is no retrenchment or reproachment from Obama on his position, in spite of the fact at the very least there are serious doubts to the validity to the theory of global warming, if not outright admission that it is a hoax. In the end, if this bill passes, Obama gets what he wants and we get a promise yet to be fulfilled. It's total bullshit and doesn't adress the heart of the problem with is redistribution of wealth by the mechanism of a hoax perpetrated on us by people whose sole goal in the end is world-wide socialism.

No matter what gifts Grahamnesty comes forth with (or McLame for that matter), don't fall for it. This fight is as important as the one for Obamacare, and remember, we lost that one. While November is coming, it isn't here yet. So, we must either forestall this bill until the next session where it might be dead, or kill it now. Anything less is capitulation.

Thank you for reading this blog.

PS, I wonder if the global warming hoaxists will want to penalize Iceland for their volcano spewing so much dust? In the end they should be quite happy: The dust will lower temperatures and keep a lot of aircraft on the ground. Of course this also means they can't jet set in their G5s. Oh well. I am sure they will blame the eruption on man. Anthropogenic Volcanic Eruptions. May be Rush Limbaugh, but Iceland?


Anonymous said...

This legislation has no Cap&Trade componant as far as I can tell. Cap&Tax is designed to be the method of enforcement of carbon targets, so without C&T any carbon targets cannot be enforced. The Obam or any other next administration can simply let them ride. With global Cap&trade, carbon becomes the worlds currency, the US greenback will become irrelevent. However controls carbon, controls the world. Hang the rich.

The Right Guy said...

Try posting with your real name first.
First off, I would have to accept that carbon is a problem. The government's tightening of carbon emissions is grossly disproportionate to any threat and I for one do not buy into anthropogenic global warming.

That being said, your argument not only follows that anthropogenic global warming exists and is a problem, but that the government is the solution. I would aslo add that any penalty incurred by a company that "over produces" is ultimately handed off to the consumer, hence a tax. That is the nature of fabian economics in that the government gets our money no matter what and there is an inherent disrespect for the desire to acquire wealth and property on the part of people that adhere to that philosophy.

Looking to the government to fix these issues is patently and obviously socialist and therefore anti-liberty.

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