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Democrats May Abandon Cap-And-Trade
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 7/10/2010 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 07/10/2010 11:23:50 AM PDT by Slyscribe

The Senate is due to outline a new energy bill next week when it returns from its July 4th recess. Cap-and-trade likely will be a minor part — if it is in there at all.

Instead the bill will focus on cleaning up after the Gulf Oil spill and promoting green energy. It may include cap-and-trade for utilities, but even that is doubtful. The transportation and manufacturing sectors seem to be off the hook.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and White House officials are focused on cobbling something together that might pass before time runs out.

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1 posted on 07/10/2010 11:23:51 AM PDT by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

Is reality actually beginning to hit these swine?


2 posted on 07/10/2010 11:25:05 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Yeah, I’m sure they will — until next time they’re in town, when they pass the bill. Modus operandi. Thanks Slyscribe.


3 posted on 07/10/2010 11:30:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: WashingtonSource
Is reality actually beginning to hit these swine?

They are just trying to lull us all into inaction. They will sneak the legislation in as an amendment to an Armed Services appropriation bill on a Saturday night around midnight and Obama will sign it before the sun comes up.

Don't let your guard down. These people are the enemy.

4 posted on 07/10/2010 11:32:08 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Slyscribe

Just a matter of time before the Dems abandon Union Card Check too. Union bosses will realize that Barry has taken them for schmucks and that’s when the fireworks will begin.


5 posted on 07/10/2010 11:32:08 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Slyscribe
I don't believe it.

Cap and Trade is one of the corner stones of Obama Marxist plan to kill America capitalism.

They may call it something else, but in the end it will be Cap and Trade in the language

6 posted on 07/10/2010 11:35:29 AM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: Slyscribe

probably more lies.

The news media told us they were going to water-down or abandon “ObamaCare” before they passed it too.


7 posted on 07/10/2010 11:37:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Slyscribe

If we can just hold on until November -

and elect some Senators and Representatives with half a brain -


8 posted on 07/10/2010 11:48:53 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: WashingtonSource
Is reality actually beginning to hit these swine?

Absolutely not.

They're just planning on pushing the rest of the Commie wish-list through in the lame-duck session.

9 posted on 07/10/2010 11:51:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Popman
I don't believe it.

No, me neither.
This one scheme is worth literally $trillion$ of tax dollars to the Marxist scumbags and their connected friends and they do not give up on that kind of dough, ever. My eyes are open even wider now.

10 posted on 07/10/2010 11:53:06 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Slyscribe

They may as well abandon it. They can’t even get a majority of Dems to support it.


11 posted on 07/10/2010 12:04:14 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If Congress doesn’t pass a bill, the commissars at EPA will take up the slack.


12 posted on 07/10/2010 12:07:41 PM PDT by Jacquerie (The law is reason unaffected by desire - Aristotle)
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To: Jacquerie
If Congress doesn’t pass a bill, the commissars at EPA will take up the slack.

Yup, exactly.

The bill will be presented as moderate to get GOP lukewarm support. The language that is most radical will be let out.

EPA lackeys will finish the job by fiat

Obama will be smiling for big ear to big ear.

13 posted on 07/10/2010 12:19:16 PM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: SunkenCiv
Yeah, right. Just like they abandoned Obamacare in the wake of the "Massachusettes" Senate race...

Cheers!

14 posted on 07/10/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Slyscribe

In the Pacific WWII, the Japanese soldiers would lie down and play dead. Then they would jump up and attack from behind.

It would be good to be cautious of cap n tax as long as there is more than one liberal in Washington.


15 posted on 07/10/2010 1:00:47 PM PDT by lurk
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To: SunkenCiv; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; BOBTHENAILER

They will try again in the lame duck session .


16 posted on 07/10/2010 2:00:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Desdemona; grey_whiskers; proud_yank; Horusra; Thunder90; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

17 posted on 07/10/2010 3:10:25 PM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: Slyscribe

Drudge has a link to a Wall Street Journal article which directly addresses this issue -

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704293604575343262629361470.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Basically, they’ll pass any sort of energy bill at all and then take care of it in conference in the lame duck session.


18 posted on 07/10/2010 3:26:12 PM PDT by Nipfan (The desire to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it - H L Mencken)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

You’re exactly right-—John Fund had a great article in today’s WSJ about just that subject-—lame duck cram downs.


19 posted on 07/10/2010 5:41:56 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will rule your life)
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To: Slyscribe

20 posted on 07/10/2010 5:45:05 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Popman; Lancey Howard; Desdemona; grey_whiskers; proud_yank; Horusra; ...
As the lobbyist explains, without the profits from a cap-and-trade to pay for the green energy programs, the bill will rely on “more savings from the oil sector.” These include scrapping various tax breaks and subsidies, upping other industry fees and giving the government a bigger cut of production royalties. This is all viewed as doable in the wake of the BPBP spill.

Get ready for SKYROCKETING FUEL, ULTILITY, HEATING AND COOLING RATES, and the commensurate increase in ALL goods transported by same.

21 posted on 07/10/2010 6:04:53 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (EPA will rule your life)
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To: combat_boots

ROFL!


22 posted on 07/10/2010 6:27:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: grey_whiskers

Pelosi looks like a spoiled brat who thinks she’s something special...


23 posted on 07/11/2010 7:15:07 AM PDT by SteamShovel (UTOPIA...Isn't)
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