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Obama Administration Trying To Rename Cap And Trade
the business insider ^ | 5/12/09

Posted on 05/12/2009 9:46:44 AM PDT by FromLori

How does the "The Clean Energy Divide" sound to you?

The Obama administration is exploring alternative names for cap and trade legislation.

People don't really know what cap and trade means, but they don't like it. So a new name is being concocted to gather support for the legislation.

It doesn't look like the names "carbon tax" or "regressive tax" are in the mix, though. How does "clean energy divide" grab you?

WSJ: Seeking to bolster public support for climate legislation, the Obama administration is consulting pollsters who advocate avoiding phrases such as "cap-and-trade" and "global warming." On Monday, the White House Council on Environmental Quality was scheduled to meet with Robert Perkowitz, president of ecoAmerica, a Washington-based nonprofit that uses "psychographic research" to "shift personal and civic choices of environmentally agnostic Americans," according to its Web site.

"We're trying to give them phrases that work," Mr. Perkowitz said in an interview. He said that in a survey of some 2,000 Americans conducted by his group in March and April, less than half of the respondents said they would support a "cap-and-trade" policy, and that only 24% said they knew what the phrase means. "If you call it 'clean energy dividend'...almost anything other than 'cap and trade,' you'll get people responding a lot more favorably," he said.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; agenda; bho44; bhoenergy; capandtrade; envirowhackos; greens; hoax; language
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He is a master of deception!
1 posted on 05/12/2009 9:46:44 AM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori

How ‘bout “TAX and SPEND/WASTE”.


2 posted on 05/12/2009 9:47:48 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: FromLori
How about "That Good Idea That All the Really Good People Like"?

I mean, who would be against it with a name like that?

3 posted on 05/12/2009 9:48:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (American Revolution II -- overdue)
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To: FromLori

I think they already have come up with the perfect name: “Man-caused disaster.”

Come to think of it, I think that is a perfect description of the Obama administration.


4 posted on 05/12/2009 9:49:00 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: FromLori

by any other name...


5 posted on 05/12/2009 9:49:06 AM PDT by henkster (The GOP is housebroken window-dressing displayed to portray the fiction of a Republic.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about “Zer0bama Tax and Spend”?


6 posted on 05/12/2009 9:49:30 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: FromLori

I kinda like “Anal Rape”.


7 posted on 05/12/2009 9:49:55 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: FromLori

How about “Cap and Tax”?


8 posted on 05/12/2009 9:50:19 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: FromLori; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...
A good find FromLori!

The list, ping

9 posted on 05/12/2009 9:50:27 AM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: FromLori

Whatever name they pick, this will be attacked vigorously.


10 posted on 05/12/2009 9:50:41 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Girlene

lol or Tax and Tax


11 posted on 05/12/2009 9:51:29 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori
LOCKHART: "Not While We're Eating--N.V.A. learn marines on a search and destroy mission don't like to be interrupted while eating chow."Search and destroy. Uh, we have a new directive from M.A.F. on this. In the future, in place of"search and destroy," substitute the phrase "sweep and clear." Got it?

JOKER: Got it. Very catchy.

12 posted on 05/12/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT by Sax
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To: FromLori

How about Rainbows and Lollipops?


13 posted on 05/12/2009 9:52:13 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: Sax

They rename Swine Flu!


14 posted on 05/12/2009 9:53:57 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

Thanks for the laugh, I know it’s true


15 posted on 05/12/2009 9:54:04 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama /Pelosi/Bush Theme : "A dollar borrowed or printed is a dollar earned!")
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To: FromLori

Yet another example of changing the name(s) to protect the guilty. Sort of like Barry Dunham => Barry Obama => Barry Soetoro => Baraq Hussein Obama.

With apologies to the Immortal Bard - What’s in a name? That which we call Zero by any other name would smell as bad.


16 posted on 05/12/2009 9:55:15 AM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: FromLori

How about “All your money belong to us.”


17 posted on 05/12/2009 9:55:43 AM PDT by yazoo (was)
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To: FromLori

The proper term is: Energy Rationing.


18 posted on 05/12/2009 9:56:13 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: FromLori
How about Senator Richard Lugar, of Indiana, registering his black walnut trees......passing farm supplements and creating a market for himself and his family?
19 posted on 05/12/2009 9:56:20 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: FromLori

Clean Air Redistribution


20 posted on 05/12/2009 9:57:44 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: All

We all know liberals are disciples of Orwellian Newspeak.

Ann Coulter put it best when she said liberals talk about conservatives using “code words and phrases” to convey hate, but they cannot provide any translations for us.

Conservatives, however, have no such problem with Liberalspeak:

Choice = Abortion
Affirmative Action = Discrimination
Gay = Homosexual
(Insert new phrase here) = Cap and Trade = Bloated Governmental Revenue Stream Based On Hysteria


21 posted on 05/12/2009 9:58:04 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
I like the “Algore Peace,Prosperity and Cuddly Polar Bear Act of 2009”
22 posted on 05/12/2009 9:58:28 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: FromLori

CAP AND TAX

or CRIPPLE AND TAX


23 posted on 05/12/2009 9:58:41 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: FromLori

Oh, very likely not! Consider it takes a dupe to be deceived. I give the American population high marks for apathy, stupidity and desire to be deceived. We’re making his job so easy.


24 posted on 05/12/2009 9:59:37 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: FromLori

How about “Hope and Change Decree #6”?


25 posted on 05/12/2009 9:59:54 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: FromLori

How about calling it GORE-A-POLUSA or THE ROYAL SCAM.


26 posted on 05/12/2009 10:00:02 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: All
"...less than half of the respondents said they would support a "cap-and-trade" policy, and that only 24% said they knew what the phrase means..."

And this my friends, describes well the fall of the USA off of the turnip truck. That means AT LEAST 1/4 of the population would support something they KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

Must be those "Moderates" I keep hearing about.

27 posted on 05/12/2009 10:00:23 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: silverleaf

EXCELLENT, Excellent choices! Very good. I cannot choose between them. “CRIPPLE AND TAX” conveys it best, but has a rythmic problem as it rolls off the tongue. “CAP AND TAX” has a nice feel to it.


28 posted on 05/12/2009 10:03:06 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Crawdad

“Office Space - Mash Up”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVkEk-ci8xk

Pretty much the same as your new term is in the last second of the clip.


29 posted on 05/12/2009 10:04:20 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: FromLori

Cap in hand...
Cap’n Bligh...
Cap’n Crunch...
Nothing useful comes to mind. Some poll Rush mentioned yesterday, most people haven’t a clue what cap and trade is, so why change the name? It’s not like cap and trade is associated with anything distasteful.


30 posted on 05/12/2009 10:05:42 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: FromLori

Another: “It’s Bush’s Fault”


31 posted on 05/12/2009 10:06:43 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

32 posted on 05/12/2009 10:07:53 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: fishtank

By the way, it has a nice, “bio-organic” ring to it.

Was the Office Space drywall guy named Lawrence? I forget.


33 posted on 05/12/2009 10:07:59 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: FromLori

How about Extortion and Grand Larceny?


34 posted on 05/12/2009 10:09:09 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Crawdad
I kinda like “Anal Rape”.

Only for the name, of course.

35 posted on 05/12/2009 10:09:30 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: FromLori

How about THROWING GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD SCIENCE


36 posted on 05/12/2009 10:09:39 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (If global warming didn't exist, Al Gore would have had to invent it.)
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To: FromLori

I don’t think that “Free Ponies for the Children” is taken yet.


37 posted on 05/12/2009 10:10:59 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: FromLori
"We're trying to give them phrases that work,"

Thanks, Noam Chomsky, but I'd rather have a government that works - by leaving us alone!

38 posted on 05/12/2009 10:11:39 AM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: FromLori

“Patriotism.”


39 posted on 05/12/2009 10:11:53 AM PDT by Sloth (The tree of liberty desperately needs watering.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You know don’t you they want to outlaw DUST! I swear...

http://bluelori.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-world-disorder.html


40 posted on 05/12/2009 10:13:21 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: AbeKrieger
How about:

It's all about the children Tax.

41 posted on 05/12/2009 10:16:05 AM PDT by sniper63 (Silent and stealthy - one shot - one kill)
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To: FromLori

Poor kid,he looked distinctly uncomfortable.


42 posted on 05/12/2009 10:20:46 AM PDT by nomad
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To: FromLori
Most transparent administration ever.

Pulling the wool over the sheeples' eyes again.

43 posted on 05/12/2009 10:23:54 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for "The Failure" BO to tear it down.)
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To: FromLori

How about bait and switch? Or Cap the Economy. (Saying that with a Mafioso dialect can be effective.) Or why not call it what it is Crap and Twaddle?


44 posted on 05/12/2009 10:26:54 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: FromLori

My day-job is environmental compliance support for 4 Title V facilities in 3 states. Yes, I know! Another liberal think tank want’s to regulate particulates generated by tire friction on the roads - taxing the manufacturers.

By night, I fight crime in my toni suburban neighborhood. By crime, I mean dandelions.


45 posted on 05/12/2009 10:27:13 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

At all hours, I dont spel so gud.


46 posted on 05/12/2009 10:28:10 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: FromLori

Shuck and jive yo


47 posted on 05/12/2009 10:29:59 AM PDT by VTenigma
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I live out in the country now I wonder if they will make me pave my driveway it’s 400 feet yikes!


48 posted on 05/12/2009 10:31:15 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

Cap & Trade = Limit & Tax


49 posted on 05/12/2009 10:35:43 AM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: FromLori

How about “FASCIST SCHEME TO TURN AMERICA BACK INTO A LAND OF TEPEES”?


50 posted on 05/12/2009 10:36:51 AM PDT by Yankee
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