Climate Change Legislation on the Horizon

Posted by courage On March - 23 - 2010

After a hard-fought victory on health care reform, President Barack Obama’s allies in Congress are setting their sights on climate change — but some on both sides are already crying foul.Environmentalists hope Obama will seize on new political momentum to push forward climate legislation, though some observers question whether he would seek another divisive vote as November congressional elections approach.

Senator John Kerry, who has spearheaded climate legislation, said that White House officials can now “pour their energy and attention” into the issue after Sunday’s down-to-the-wire vote on expanding health care coverage.

“In the wake of health care’s passage, we have a strong case to make that this can be the next breakthrough legislative fight,” the Massachusetts Democrat argued. “Climate legislation is the single best opportunity we have to create jobs, reduce pollution and stop sending billions overseas for foreign oil from countries that would do us harm,” Kerry said.

“If we sell those arguments we’ve got a winning issue on jobs, on security and on public health. This can happen.”

For anyone who has followed the cap and trade debate this should come as no surprise.  As previously written on this blog, the supporters of Cap and Trade will attempt to cite job creation as an overwhelming support factor for the passage, the truth is Spain (which has been touted as the a model for the United States law) has lost 2.2 jobs for each new “green” job created.  (see here) What piqued my interest was the emphasis on security in Kerry’s statement.  And this is why…

While driving talk radio is a constant on my radio, I listen to both conservative and progressive shows which offer insight in to the issues which affect the country.

On my way home from work on March 10, 2010, I turned on the Tom Hartman show.  Hartman was telling his audience about a conference he spoke at the previous weekend; in attendance of this progressive gathering was Senator Barbara Boxer.  Hartman was full of himself as he spoke about his speech and the coining on what he thought a great new (although deceptive) term to push climate change aka cap and trade through the Senate.  His inspiration centered on redefining the debate to “sell” the legislation by using terrorism, because what American could argue anything which fights terrorism?  The term he believed should be attached to the cap and trade legislation is the “Anti-Terrorist Fuel Act.”  According to Hartman, Boxer fell in love with this redefinition of the issue and walking around continually repeating, “Anti-Terrorist Fuel Act.”

And so it goes… redefine, twist the meaning and impact of what this legislation will do to the economy, push the legislation through with deception. Watch for RINO (Republican in Name Only) Lindsey Graham Senator from South Carolina to back the passing of this bill.  All of the science in this debate is questionable, at best.. the United Nations “research” has been shown to be flawed, fraught with deception and just plain bad science.  Watch for this patriots.. the next assault to our liberty and freedom is on the horizon.

To review previous entries on the cap and trade issue see here.

As an aside: I never know what to think Graham, one day I hear a statement from him and think “Yea, someone needs to say that,”  the next moment he has me thinking “What world is he from.. he has to be kidding.”

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