Skip to comments.Book: Bush favored cap and trade
Posted on 09/24/2009 2:34:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
President Bush favored cap and trade, one of this former speechwriters claims in a new book.
In fact, Matt Latimer writes in "Speechless," the President actually ENDORSED the policy in a speech, but no one in the press could figure out what he meant.
Cap-and-trade, which would put a limit on businesses' carbon emissions, barely passed the House this year but has yet to make headway in the Senate. Most Republicans are vocally opposed to it.
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About quite a few issues, Bush was not a good guy. This is one of them, along with immigration policy and the presecription drug debacle.
GWBush endorsed cap and trade in a speech and no one knew? Then how do we know he endorsed it?
Fortunately the things he was on the right side about were the important things.
Wall Street types get teary-eyed and start salivating whenever they start thinking about a carbon credits derivatives market....so yes, I suppose someone could convince him its a good idea.
He had a funny way of supporting it. He didn’t.
This is BS.
Most of the garbage you post is.
I'll give him credit for protecting our nation from another large-scale attack and lowering taxes, but not much else.
That is one reason why he had dismal approval ratings. As I recall most of us were shell shocked by his actions.
Ill wait till I hear it from him ....no telling what he said about cap and trade..he might have just looked at the possibility ...There is a long way from saying you like something and actually doing it
This guy might sell his book though
Bush ate puppies for breakfast while living in the WH.
Nonsense! He opposed that crap. Kyoto is cap and trade.
He probley does along with McStupid, socialist pair of nit-wits.
TBP is also a Matt Latimer fan: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2341295/posts
Let's see...He was pro-life, so the judges he appointed were pro-life. That's good. He was pro-military. He built up the CIA from its sorry state, he tore down Gorelick's Wall. He kept us safe for 8 years. He was a decent, good man. His wife was a model First Lady.
Those are undeniably good things. I could enumerate his failings, but I'd be ecstatic to have him back again, instead of this Wrecking Ball in Chief.
Yup...ask any conservative...if they dont tell you bush was a moderate then they arent a conservative...
He got the war on terror right....that I thank him for...
lol anyone can say anything...this just tells me i dont want to read the book
He fibbed when he said he was, and he did not give proper consideration to conservative policy or individuals in appointments.
Like his father, he believed in big government solving problems, big spending, and the "new world order".
His failure to expose and prosecute Marxist and Islamic subversion and treason is his largest failure in life.
And what were they , exactly, except for the war ?
Sunsetted tax cuts? Immigration? New Entitlements without paying for them (ie through spending cuts elsewhere?) Balooning deficits ? TARP ? Harriet Meiers? Bailouts? Cap and Trade ?
One exception aside , he was a bigger wimp than his old man.. We need to get somebody in there who is not going to worry about being popular and will do the "right thing", across the board . No more Bushies!
That is why I always considered Bush a moderate.
Don’t blame me...I didn’t vote for Bush in 2004.
This may not be precisely the same thing, but I think I did hear him say something about companies being able to trade rights to pollute. My memory is vague on this. I think the Rats have taken the ball and run with it as a way to make mega-bucks off the system and as a means to control the populace. But it fails the litmus test big time:
The RATS like it.
Too bad folks lime you and I will not be writing the history books. I cannot disagree.
Yeah, Bush didn't do much except for the part about preventing demon possessed Muslim savages from slitting your throat ear-to-ear as you watched them gang your wife.
Yeah, except for that.
Trying to figure out why we should care if he did or not?
Is he curently the President? Senator? Congressman? Governor? Lobbying for its passage? Far as I know the guy is done in politics.
Lyndon Baines Bush never saw a situation he didn’t want government involved in and never saw a government program he didn’t want to expand and throw money at.
Which Republican candidate would have done less? They all would have been good on foreign policy; (ie . McCain, et al); even that weathervane Romney would have been solid and that faux populist Huckabilly
I totally agree.
Yeah, I'm thankful for that, as are the illegal alien Mexican drug gang bangers who walk across the wide open southern border. They hate the competition.
A conservative would take the fight to the enemy far AND next door.
Monumental BS. And Latimer is one sorry slimeball. Proved wrong and lying a million times. For 8 years Dubya was demonized because of his stance on the Kyoto baloney and carbon emissions - even seaquakes and Tsunamis were his fault rememeber? - now he supported cap and trade? Go take a hike.
Will they ever leave that gentleman alone? I have disagreed with him on MANY things - especially the bailouts - but the fact that they’re still trying so hard to make him look bad tells me that he must have gotten the important stuff right, otherwise liberals and the despicable worms like Latimer would not be doing this.
And exactly what post is he running for that we should be concerned about this monumental piece of Latimer BS?
he was quite conservative on some things, but not on all things. It would be hard to find examples on the social issues where he was anything but strongly conservative. Economics was was mixed bag. He believed in lower taxes and defended the free market, but did not do well on monetary issues, and certainly not spending. He had conservative principles on foreign policy and military, but there were exceptions.
He was not a small government conservative, that can be said for certain.
The last few years of Bush was a pure disaster.
I’m not aware of what hie prescription drug policy was or how it was wrong. Please enlighten me.
Medicare Part D.
Another Big Government production brought to you by Bush and the RINO Party.
The war, both theaters, was enough.
Everything else is as nothing without the security to be able to argue about them.
The pride in ourselves as Americans, even though the left chipped that away from a majority, was gravy.
He never supported carbon taxes, cap and trade, or mandatory carbon limits. He endorsed large investments in nuclear plants, bio fuel subsidies and mandates (a huge policy mistake), and renewable subsidies. I agree with his approach generally. He wanted demonstratable technology developed first before committing to any CO2 reductions. The Chinese and Indian governments are pursuing the same approach although they are stressing massive solar and wind projects, probably boondoggles.
It is little wonder they have much in common: cap-and-trade, open borders, amnesty...
he kept us safe, didn’t raise taxes...can’t complain
“Book: Bush favored cap and trade”
Of course he did. Why wouldn’t he?