Skip to comments.House Dems scale back plans to curb global warming
Posted on 05/12/2009 4:53:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders are scaling back their plans to cut the gases blamed for global warming and to transition the country to cleaner sources of energy.
Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Henry Waxman of California announced Tuesday the outlines of a deal that they said would ensure the legislation will please both environmental and industry groups and have the support of moderate Democrats on the House Energy Committee.
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However cap and trade is still on the table and that represents billions of dollars in new taxes something the Democrat leadership and Obama cannot resist.
Don’t give me BS! Tell me how much MONEY you BASTARDS and BITCHES you want to STEAL from MY pocket!
It is the whole reason for the global warming scam.
Hey Democratic 'leaders':
Cut Taxes, Not Gases
I guess they’ve discovered they’ll have to pay out of their own pockets.
Don’t fall for it! They will be content to get the camel’s nose in the test and then there’s no stopping it.
I’m sure they reached their conclusions based on solid
scientific evidence and extensive economic analysis of
all ramifications of
F***ing with Mother Nature! /s
“House Dems scale back plans to curb global warming”
I’m sure God is relieved that the socialist “scientists” and politicians won’t be changing His climate any time soon.
Ping me if you find one I've missed.
Cap and trade wasn’t going anywhere. Not here, not in Canada or anywhere.
Obama climate czar has socialist ties
Group sees 'global governance' as solution
by Stephen Dinan
Until last week, Carol M. Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's pick as global warming czar, was listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group's Commission for a Sustainable World Society, which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.
By Thursday, Mrs. Browner's name and biography had been removed from Socialist International's Web page, though a photo of her speaking June 30 to the group's congress in Greece was still available.
Obama's "Climate Czar" is on the same page with Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro...
VENEZUELA: Chavez calls for global offensive for socialism
August 31, 2005
"The environment is suffering damage that could be irreversible global warming, the greenhouse effect, the melting of the polar ice caps, the rising sea level, hurricanes with terrible social occurrences that will shake life on this planet."
"I believe this idea has a strong connection with reality. I don't think we have much time. Fidel Castro said in one of his speeches I read not so long ago, 'tomorrow could be too late, let's do now what we need to do'."
"I believe it is time that we take up with courage and clarity a political, social, collective and ideological offensive across the world a real offensive that permits us to move progressively, over the next years, the next decades, leaving behind the perverse, destructive, destroyer, capitalist model and go forward in constructing the socialist model to avoid barbarism and beyond that the annihilation of life on this planet."
--Hugo Chavez, at the 16th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in Caracas on August 8-15, 2005
Here's a link to an image of a Google cache of the Socialist International's webpage that included Obama's "Climate Czar" Carol Browner. It was found by FReeper, Publius6961:
There’s gotta be a trick here. Oh, that’s it. They already renamed it “climate change” so they are phasing out “global warming.”
Ooh, Barry, keep doing that! Oh, it feels so good!
But wait .... I just farted...How do I cap that?
Seriously, so now we only get half-screwed instead of totally screwed? What are these people thinking?
It's sort of like the debate on our side of the aisle, with the RINOs advocating a move leftwards for the GOP. Just what would the RINO platform be?-- maybe something like "We'll only raise taxes half as much as the Democrats and only nationalize Chrysler but let GM fail."
What a bunch of tools.
Why Support Waxman-Markey Now?
"As Ed notes below, Lisa Jackson now says EPA won't regulate CO2.
My colleague Iain Murray suggests in an e-mail exchange that this could be a Machiavellian ploy to get Congress to pass Waxman-Markey — since the administration's reversal now leaves no backstop for action on climate change, absent legislation.
I see it otherwise. Without sufficient support from masochistic industry (to join the slavish rent-seekers actually behind the bill), Waxman-Markey won't pass Congress — maybe not even the House. So why should any fence-sitters support it now that the admiinistration has backed off its CO2 regulation through EPA? Wasn't the principal argument in favor of Waxman-Markey that "you'd rather be at the table while Congress is writing this than let EPA regulation open some devil-you-don't-know can of worms" (an argument that was nonetheless hard to accept for anyone who actually read Waxman-Markey)?
Well, no longer. Not now, with the EPA coquetishly indicating it may not write such a scheme after all. Any rational actor would take their chances with an iffy EPA, and then in the courts — especially in light of internal administration revelations, and given the climate-alarmism industry's arbitrary and capricious reliance on unverifiable and now disproven computer models.
The hit to the economy would tank all their *revenues* worse than they already have fallen. It’s all they care about: money and power. Someone has done some insider polls that convinced them they would lose both quickly if they tried to pass this scam.
They have seen a future without a golden goose and it scared them straight.
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