Skip to comments.A cap-and-dividend way to a cleaner nation and more jobs (RINO Collins pushes cap-and-tax!) (BARF!)
Posted on 06/19/2010 2:06:23 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
There has been much talk recently about whether Republicans and Democrats in Washington can produce a bipartisan clean-energy and jobs bill. The answer is: We already have. We are leading a bipartisan effort to put a lid on carbon pollution and in so doing unleash a massive investment in clean-energy technology. If we can tackle this issue in a predictable, transparent and free-market way, we can create millions of high-paying jobs while limiting the worst effects of climate change and reducing both our dependence on foreign oil and the risk of another oil spill.
We have authored a bill that takes on this challenge, empowering America's private sector to take the lead in the $6 trillion global energy market while shutting out Wall Street speculators and protecting low- and middle-income families from associated price increases for energy.
Those are the guiding principles behind the Carbon Limits and Energy for America's Renewal Act, or Clear Act, which we introduced in December. We believe that when coupled with other new energy policies and tax incentives, this can be the basis for a clean-energy and job-creation package that can pass the Senate. The act takes a fresh approach to the persistent problem of how to end this country's dangerous addiction to fossil fuels without harming our economy.
At only 39 pages, it contrasts starkly with other thousand-plus-page energy and climate proposals, which are full of often confusing and bureaucratic provisions, windfalls for special interests and higher energy costs for the American people.
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Pretty strong lie to sentence ratio in this blurb. Nowhere is there the slightest explanation as to how reducing carbon “pollution” would create jobs, other than enforcement jobs for carbon-reduction inspectors. There isn’t even the pretense of an attempt at connecting these two items.
Hypocrite! If you watch video of her recent news conference, you will see her exhaling several times per minute, continually spewing carbon pollution into the atmosphere that our children and grandchildren must breath. How can we clean up the air around Washington if so many liberals and RINOs continue to pollute our nation’s capital?
Collins pushed porkulous, too- and look how wrong she was about that. Has the woman no shame?
Strange that Americans(?) in Maine would
want colder Winters, higher taxes,
fewer freedoms and much more fascism.
Loved JW Pepper in LALD.
The only good thing about this proposal is it exposes the others as pure pork schemes. The less good news is that it already picks winners and losers (e.g. Willie Green choo choo trains, “solar power”, etc). The bad news is the others will fold a bit of this plan in to paint themselves pure.
Where’s her cousin Barnabas with the fangs when you need him?
All this crap is going to do is make a few trillion for a bunch of billionaires, anyway.