From the Wall Street Journal:
"People are learning," says William Kovacs, vice president of environment,
technology and regulatory affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (which has
been cautious about embracing a climate plan). "The Obama budget did more to
help us consolidate and coalesce the business community than anything we could
have done. It's opened eyes to the fact that this is about a social welfare
transfer system, not about climate."
Oh yeah, the proposed "cap and trade" shell game will be nothing more than a new way for government to hound American industry (what's left of it) to pony up billions for "redistribution". For you lemmings out there who have daily Gorebasms, here is a little inconvenient truth for you.
Mr. Obama is promising to return auction money to Americans, via a tax cut he proposed on the campaign trail. Mr. Corker calls this a "sleight of hand," since people were counting on a tax cut in any event. Nobody told them they'd have to fund it with higher energy costs. It's also a wealth transfer -- electricity users in coal-heavy Ohio, for instance, will be funding tax cuts for green Californians. Not that congressional spenders have any intention of using this money for tax cuts in the first place.
As a Duke Power customer, I fully expect my rates to climb exponentially as this nonsense becomes law; and the entire charade is built on crisis mongering. Of course, alarmism is the preferred tool of anti capitalists everywhere. Sort of a scare 'em and screw 'em plan. However, over 30,000 scientist world wide have signed a petition that refutes the chicken little philosophy of Gore, Gorbachev, et al (though the MSM paid little attention to it).:
"There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the earth's atmosphere and disruption of the earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the earth."
Oh yes, things are shaping up nicely. Freedom hating Islamo crazies are taking over Europe and moving westward, and freedom fearing liberals are jamming their commie laden enviro-politics up the tail pipe of the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.
And all of it based on damnable lies.
Hat tip: Planet Gore