Oval Office Address… A Push for Cap and Trade

Posted by courage On June - 15 - 2010

Tonight the pResident will address the American people from the Oval office.  The official stated reason for this address is to update the people on the BP Gulf catastrophe, with the hidden agenda a prime time lecture to US citizens about the dire need for Congress to pass a comprehensive  energy program otherwise known as Cap and Trade.  Never waste a CRISIS to implement policy which has stalled in the Senate after barely passing the House last year.  Cap and Trade legislation will destroy the economy and place further hardship on households across the country as prices for every commodity we purchase jumps in price.

I don’t expect the pResident to deal with the ineptness of his administration in dealing with the clean-up and protection of the shores of Gulf.  I would hope to hear explanations and solutions offered on the fiasco of the government response.  These are a couple of items I would like to see addressed:

~  Why has the Jones Act which prevents foreign ships to operate in our sovereign waters not been suspended?  The Danes who are considered the experts in oil spill containment offered on day two of the spill to send specialized ships and gear to the region to help and were told .. NO.  In fact 13 countries have offered their assistance and have been told NO.

~  Governor Jindal   requested permission to erect shoal barriers within days of the spill to assist in protecting the delicate marsh areas, after considerable delay and much frustration Jindal finally told the federal government to f$%^ off and made the decision to begin creating the barriers, but only after the oil had already begun to taint the shores.

~  Why has a no-fly zone been instituted over the spill, which prevents reporters from first hand reporting of the devastation?

~  Why is the the military being used for a tight security lockdown on  Grand Isle, Louisiana ?

~  And what of the reports that the leak is actually below the ocean seabed, which brings an entirely new worst case scenario into the picture?  For additional information on this potentially eco-destroying possibility, check out Oil Drum, take time to read the comment section below.

My prediction the pResident won’t address any of these issues, rather staying true to form we will see him attempting to coherse the American public in embracing cap and trade. NEVER waste a CRISIS.

What questions would you like to see the pResident address?

Will any of these valid questions be answered?

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