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The Cap-And-Trade Bill Is An Economic Disaster
Real Clear Markets ^ | June 26, 2009 | IBD Editorials

Posted on 06/26/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT by WhiteCastle

Fiscal Policy: The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump.Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey.The 1,000-plus-page American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is being rushed to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before anyone can seriously object to this economic suicide pact.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; algore; bhoeconomy; bhoenvironment; capandtax; capandtrade; carbondioxide; carbontax; cleanenergy; climatechange; co2; democrats; economy; ecoterrorism; emissions; energytax; epa; gdp; globalwarming; gore; gorebullwarming; heritagefoundation; hr2454; ibd; joblosses; jobs; junkscience; markey; nancypelosi; nostrildamus; obama; pelosi; suv; taxincrease; waxman; waxmanmarkey

1 posted on 06/26/2009 9:07:27 AM PDT by WhiteCastle
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To: WhiteCastle


2 posted on 06/26/2009 9:12:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: WhiteCastle

Treason.


3 posted on 06/26/2009 9:16:20 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: WhiteCastle

This bill will do nothing to ‘cool the planet’ ... but it will give the government full command-and-control over the energy sector of the economy.

See a trend?


4 posted on 06/26/2009 9:23:34 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

Yes, I do and it is called total government control. We are no longer the land of the free.


5 posted on 06/26/2009 9:27:42 AM PDT by wbones8765 (The worst idea ever)
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To: WhiteCastle
I realize this is off topic (sorta), but I got this in my inbox a few minutes ago and just wanted to share....

The other day I went out to lunch with some friends. As we were sitting around the table the state of the economy came up and the things that our Government was doing to "help" out. One of the fellows sitting around the table came up with the following analogy, and I thought it pretty much hit the nail on the head.
It is a slow day in the East Texas town of Madisonville. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit. On this particular day a rich tourist from the East is driving through town. He enters the only hotel in the sleepy town and lays a hundred dollar bill on the desk stating he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night. As soon as the man walks up the stairs, the hotel proprietor takes the hundred dollar bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.
The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to pay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer then takes the $100 and heads off to pay his debt to the supplier of feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has lately had to offer her "services" on credit. The hooker runs to the hotel and pays off her debt with the $100 to the hotel proprietor, paying for the rooms that she had rented when she brought clients to that establishment.
The hotel proprietor then lays the $100 bill back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything. At that moment the traveler from the East walks back down the stairs, after inspecting the rooms. He picks up the $100 bill and states that the rooms are not satisfactory...... Pockets the money and walks out the door and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However the whole town is now out of debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how the United States Government is conducting business today.. If that doesn't scare the hell out of you, then I don't know what will.
6 posted on 06/26/2009 9:35:04 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Time to CLEAN HOUSE (AND Senate!!!) Kick their butts to the curb!!)
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To: gimme1ibertee
Ed Markey to Edgeworth Appliance: “DROP DEAD!”
7 posted on 06/26/2009 9:43:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: WhiteCastle
"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

But I can have my limo and squad of SUVs and my personal jet to take me and my honey on a date and I can damn well set the WH thermostat anywhere I please. I ain't gonna wear no damn Jimma Cotter sweater, thass fo sho!

And, you ain't gonna see me take my family into that chump health care system I am making up.

8 posted on 06/26/2009 9:46:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: WhiteCastle

They ought to forget about all this “Climate Change” stuff that they keep cooking up... it’s all bogus — and here’s the information and the documentary to convince anyone...

It’s one thing to gripe and complain about these things and disagree with it, but it’s quite *another* to convince your friends and neighbors and relatives and coworkers...

THEREFORE..., it’s also absolutely necessary for people to know the information in the following documentary. If there were simply *one* video that you could see and/or show people you know... this would be the *one*...


The following is an *excellent* video documentary on the so-called “Global Warming” I would recommend it to all FReepers. It’s a very well-made documentary.

“The Great Global Warming Swindle”

If you want to download it, via a BitTorrent site (using a BitTorrent client), you can get it at the following link.
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3635222/The_Great_Global_Warming_Swindle
[this is a high-quality copy, of about a gigabyte in size...]

It’s worth seeing and having for relatives, friends, neighbors and coworkers to see.

Also, see it online here...
http://www.moviesfoundonline.com/great_global_warming_swindle.php
[this one is considerably lower quality, is a flash video and viewable online, of course...]

Buy it here...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000WLUXZE
[this one would be the very highest quality version, on a DVD disk, of several gigabytes in size...]

Also, in split parts on YouTube...

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 1 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMA6sszChwQ

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 2 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERisgJ3QWjk

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 3 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HLVYwmZoxc

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 4 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr-AG3BA1Go

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 5 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbllTsBHuxk

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 6 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyK7C1OrAAo

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 7 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrIX8LcAuMQ

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Part 8 of 8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-ZmCDOZbtM


9 posted on 06/26/2009 10:15:58 AM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: WhiteCastle; BOBTHENAILER; SierraWasp; BIGLOOK; Liz; steelie; Ernest_at_the_Beach; tubebender; ...

If this death to America’s financial world green b$ bill passes, I will be hedging and protecting our IRA’s by buying Hedge Funds which own shares of China corporations.

China will not abide by these nation killer/crippling protocols. They will do what they have been doing for the last decade and will invite American and European manufacturing into China to evade these green nation killer laws.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/142158-top-10-etfs-for-a-rising-china

After Pelosi Galore and Reid the Red took over congress in 2007, we bailed out on all but two mutual funds and several dozen ETF’s and went into CDs, treasury etf’s and money funds. So we avoided the slaughter of the innocents last year and early this year.


10 posted on 06/26/2009 10:23:31 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foreign/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: WhiteCastle
Ok, stop me if you've heard this one: The Waxman-Malarkey Bill.

I am so comical.

11 posted on 06/26/2009 10:29:21 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (We're all Detroiters now.)
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To: Grampa Dave
China will not abide by these nation killer/crippling protocols. They will do what they have been doing for the last decade and will invite American and European manufacturing into China to evade these green nation killer laws.

Not only will they, and India, not abide by this utter bullshi+ idea, because we are deeply in debt to them and BEGGING FOR MORE, IMHO, if this Bill passes, somewhere in the fine print will be provisions that throw our INCREASED TAX MONIES IN THEIR DIRECTION TO HELP THEM REDUCE THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS.

12 posted on 06/26/2009 10:34:20 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on an anti-stimulus package that in the name of saving the earth will destroy the American economy. Smoot-Hawley will seem like a speed bump.Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey. The 1,000-plus-page American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is being rushed to a vote by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before anyone can seriously object to this economic suicide pact.

13 posted on 06/26/2009 11:50:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Not only will this finish off your economy what do you want to bet that in that bill there will be something like removing Term Limits for Presidents? He will get that accomplished soon too. Never ever did I believe that I would see the day that the American people rolled over and let themselves be taken over by a Commie b@stard!! CO


14 posted on 06/26/2009 12:02:35 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: WhiteCastle

Getting ready to leave for the weekend. Heading to beautiful WV to attend a wedding in my Wife’s family.

My Father in law and brother in law are coal miners and rabid democrats. They spout lefty union talking points every time we get together which the last time was before last Novembers elections. It will be intersting to see what their “thoughts” are on this Cap and Trade fiasco. Which is to “move away from fossil fuels (IE:coal) and embrace clean energy.” Ooops!

Intersted in hearing how their union is selling this to them. Here is a test to see if they can really think for themselves.


15 posted on 06/26/2009 12:05:48 PM PDT by vlad335
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To: Canadian Outrage

Thanks, not gonna happen.


16 posted on 06/26/2009 12:44:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: WhiteCastle
I called on my fellow conservatives to email their reps to vote no on the bill. I then asked my fellow employees to send emails. One of them said, “why should I care?” I told him that it will cause an increase in his electricity bill. He said, I will believe it when I see it.

A light went off in my head. I now realize that my fellow Americans have the mentality of sub humans.

The bill, HR 2454, passed 219 to 212. It now goes on to the Senate.

This monstrosity is going down the tracks full steam ahead.

We have one last chance to stop it.

17 posted on 06/26/2009 4:21:24 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s the DEMOCRAT CAP’N TAX ENERGY TAX PLAN.

They OWN this one. No WAY to blame the results on “Bush”


18 posted on 06/26/2009 4:50:31 PM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: jonrick46

We have all summer to read this Horror and digest it.


19 posted on 06/26/2009 4:51:44 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SunkenCiv

WWell I’m watching it daily!! Thanks, CO


20 posted on 06/26/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT by Canadian Outrage (Conservatism is to a country what an antibiotic is to an infection - Healing!!!!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Ands I cans odor mah smokes from the F.D.A.’s. Let freedoms rings.


21 posted on 06/26/2009 6:58:26 PM PDT by Hilltop (Control the high ground. Control the battlefield.)
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To: AU72
Our group is planning to personally visit our two US Senator's offices every day to register our objections to this fiasco; this unconstitutional takeover of our freedoms. We cannot let this happen; not for our future generations. It will destroy what has taken generations of Americans to build.
22 posted on 06/27/2009 12:02:01 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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