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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Climate Security Act Boondoggle: Updated

The Senate has started debate on the Lieberman-Warner bill that seeks to put a carbon cap and trade regime in place to supposedly combat anthropogenic global warming when in reality it will just be the most massive intrusion of government into our lives in our history. This is based on the new enviroreligion of doomsday hype spread by the likes of Al Gore and Barbara Boxer and simply a backdoor path to socialist control of the energy sector. There is no conclusive evidence that the earth is warming or that man has anything to do with it but it is based on faulty computer models that left out many factors that do control climate on earth like the sun and ocean currents. If you are interested in facts about the climate Icecap is one the best sites to find detailed information from real scientists not a failed politician or UN kleptocrats.
Sen. James Inhofe is leading the fight against this nightmare of a bill and has written an informative piece for the Wall Street Journal about the devastating impacts this will have on the American consumer and industry thus crippling our economy at the cost of trillions of dollars for negligable return.

Various analyses show that Lieberman-Warner would result in higher prices at the gas pump, between 41 cents and $1 per gallon by 2030. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says Lieberman-Warner would effectively raise taxes on Americans by more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years. The federal Energy Information Administration says the bill would result in a 9.5% drop in manufacturing output and higher energy costs.
Carbon caps will have an especially harmful impact on low-income Americans and those with fixed incomes. A recent CBO report found: "Most of the cost of meeting a cap on CO2 emissions would be borne by consumers, who would face persistently higher prices for products such as electricity and gasoline. Those price increases would be regressive in that poorer households would bear a larger burden relative to their income than wealthier households."

Democrats claim to be for the poor folks and claim to be for keeping industry here in America when this bill will hurt poor people the most and drive industry to countries with less regulation. Contact your Senators and tell them to vote no on this massive boondoggle based on lies and faulty evidence. It does me no good to since Boxer is one of my two and is the nutbag leading the charge in the Senate and Feinstien is not much better. Boxer was even nutty enough to suggest that the economic downturn we are experiencing is the ideal time to cripple the economy further by enacting this bill because it would bring hope, yeah right.
To top it off I am not sure this is even constitutional since all bills dealing with revenue or taxation must originate in the House and not the Senate and this is nothing but a massive tax scheme.
Update: Join Newt Gingrich in rejecting this monstrosity of a pork bill and sign his petition to Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less petition, over 325,000 have signed it, join them now!


Ron Simpson said...

That's right, Inhofe is MY Senator. Booyah! I love him and Tom Cole. We do occasionally get really good politicians here in OK.

Goat said...

Inhofe and Cole are two of the best, I am stuck with Boxer and Feinstien, uber-liberal idiots with little chance of removing their cancerous tumors.

Trader Rick said...

We're attempting to do our part. I put a wine cork up our calf's butt, but she keeps farting it out...

Gayle said...

Trader Rick! ROTFALMBO! I forgot what I was going to say! LOL!