Skip to comments.Obama Warns Dems on 'Protectionist' Tax in Climate Change Bill
Posted on 06/30/2009 7:27:20 PM PDT by metmom
After a "Buy American" provision in the stimulus bill triggered a tit-for-tat with Canada, President Obama is warning fellow Democrats to think twice about another "protectionist" measure in the House-passed climate change bill.
The climate bill that passed the House last week on a 219-212 vote includes a provision to impose tariffs -- starting in 2020 -- on imports from countries that don't have a system for limiting global warming pollution.
The provision was pushed as a way to keep the U.S. competitive with other countries that haven't imposed rules to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy.
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Huh ? Perhaps he should have been warning them *before* they rammed it through the house.
Oh well. At least it’s DOA in Senate. It better be.
Won’t be able to buy anything from the Chinese and won’t have enough money to do it anyway.
Does this mean obama was for it before he was against it?
This whole thing is HIS stinkin’ idea.
Now, all of a sudden, it’s NOT a good idea, after the whole EPA climate change cover up thing has been exposed?
Now he can be the hero. NOT!
Obama is a liar.
He forced the EPA to bury a report that showed that CO2 did not correlate into global warming.
Yet he goes around and says that we need to reduce co2 emissions because the CO2 is causing global warming. It is a verifiable LIE.
His credibility on this issue is shot. The hoax is exposed. What we need now is an investigation into those that want to tax Americans for some shoddy science.
By the time obama is done Webster’s is going to have to redefine the word ‘disaster’.
“Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., who pushed Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., to include the trade provision, said Friday that it was needed to protect U.S. jobs.”
What a couple of first rate morons. They couldn’t balance a checkbook between them.
Have you bought any LaBatts or Molson lately? Eh? This may be the only provision of the 'destroy the American economy for BS reasons bill' that I agree with!
“how is the US committing economic suicide alone going to help?”
It will destroy our economy.
This is Obama, Pelosi and Waxman’s plan.
It is what they want.
Most of the oil companies will shutdown US operations and go into reselling oil. Then what?
Welcome back Carter, you are as dumb as ever. But now you have an acquired taste for two bit tinpot Marxist dictators. What happened to that.
I’m not so sure it is dead in the Senate. The Dems want it, and between now and the next election, may be the only time it can get done. If America, by a miracle, gets fed up with Dems and votes a big change in the house, items like this will be dead. They know this is a once in history opportunity they have. They can squander the opportunity, or they can get it done. I suspect with much arm twisting, it will get done.
All he wanted was a headline trumpeting that he’s against the inevitable tariff war he’s about to set off. What he says has no connection with what he actually plans on doing.
I don't believe that for one second. Does the media think we're going to buy that B.S? Please...
I am not optimistic about Crap and Tax being voted down in the Senate. I fear they will do whatever it takes to get the deal done...I simply do not have any confidence left in Congress after the sham of Porkulus and House Crap&Tax. None.
Obama only approves of “destructionist” taxes.
Maybe this is the out they’re all looking for to keep this crud from passing. This is all a game for them.
Are you kidding me? After this Prez is done, "what the meaning of is is" will be rank amateur in the court of law.
The first thing I thought of was that obama found a way to save face.
Maybe he’s beginning to wake up to what the polls are telling and he figured out a way to come out looking like the hero for getting the bill he pushed for to not pass after all.
Instead of just dropping it and having people accuse him of breaking campaign promises, he found a way to bail out.