Skip to comments.McCain's cap-and-trade hoax
Posted on 06/02/2008 11:51:43 PM PDT by gpapa
Cap-and-trade is a huge tax hidden in a bureaucratic labyrinth of opaque permit transactions
An unprecedentedly radical government grab for control of the American economy will be debated this week when the Senate considers saving the planet by means of a cap-and-trade system to ration carbon emissions. The plan is co-authored (with John Warner) by Joe Lieberman, an ardent supporter of John McCain, who supports Liebermans legislation and recently spoke about the central facts of rising temperatures, rising waters and all the endless troubles that global warming will bring.
Speaking of endless troubles, cap-and-trade comes cloaked in reassuring rhetoric about the government merely creating a market, but government actually would create a scarcity so government could sell what it has made scarce. The Wall Street Journal underestimates cap-and-trades perniciousness when it says the scheme would create a new right (allowances) to produce carbon dioxide and would put a price on the right. Actually, because freedom is the silence of the law, that right has always existed in the absence of prohibitions. With cap-and-trade, government would create a right for itself an extraordinarily lucrative right to ration Americans exercise of their traditional rights.
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It’s not a hoax...it’s a legitimate effort to destroy the US economy by raising the cost of fuel beyond what the average person can afford.
“Actually, because freedom is the silence of the law, that right has always existed in the absence of prohibitions.”
Very succinct and very profound!
Every time a law is passed a bit of your freedom is taken away!
“There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any
government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes
impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who
wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in
that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can
neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively
interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers.”
I’m not a George Will fan, but he is dead on here.
NUCLEAR POWER 2008!
Yup. They've been brainwashed into thinking there is no other choice.
Bottom line, because it was "green", it was less effective, and cost more.
Go figure /s
She’s one of my icons!!