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Senate Democrats poised to start energy bill (includes carbon cap on utilities)
LA Times ^ | June 27, 2010 | Lisa Mascaro and Richard Simon

Posted on 06/26/2010 11:14:54 PM PDT by SmartInsight

Legislation could include a carbon cap on utility companies.

With the gulf oil spill creating political opportunity, Senate Democrats will begin crafting a sweeping energy bill this week that could include a first-ever, though more modest, cap on global-warming pollution.

Republicans dismiss such a cap-and-trade system as a new tax on households and business — "cap-and-tax," they call it.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capandtax; capandtrade; carboncreditpatent; carboncreditscam; congress; crapandtrade; davidgregoryswife; democrats; dnccorruption; energy; energybill; nbc; nbccoverup; obama; usptocorruption
Obama's exact words in 2008 were, "under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket". Converting from fossil fuel power stations, he said, "will cost money; they will pass that money on to consumers."
1 posted on 06/26/2010 11:15:03 PM PDT by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight

Congress this year, The White house in 2012. We will stop this monstrosity.


2 posted on 06/26/2010 11:17:13 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: SmartInsight

These bastards are on a rampage. There’s no stopping them.


3 posted on 06/26/2010 11:18:54 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: SmartInsight
The time is getting nigh.


4 posted on 06/26/2010 11:18:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

Collect a basketful of Democrat heads and load them onto a Southwest flight to nowhere.


5 posted on 06/26/2010 11:23:15 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: SmartInsight
"under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket"

This is going to be the big one right here. On top of increased insurance premiums and the higher cost of gas, it will completely bankrupt every last family and business in America but will make all of Obama's commie political cronies rich. These people are insane.

6 posted on 06/26/2010 11:28:52 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: libh8er

These bastards are on a rampage. There’s no stopping them.


I beleive any opposition to all this by the Republicans is just for show. When a Republican or anyone else in a position of power comes out and states that “0bama is a communist bent on the destruction of America, etc, etc, I will have some hope.

They’ve all been compromised and don’t want harm to come to their families.


7 posted on 06/26/2010 11:33:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

If every politician and their families were killed in a natural disaster I would throw a huge party.


8 posted on 06/26/2010 11:40:22 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: unkus

Agreed. The gop is useless.


9 posted on 06/26/2010 11:41:32 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: p. henry

We can not wait until then......this sh!t now.


10 posted on 06/27/2010 12:00:03 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Molon Labe)
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To: SmartInsight

These thugs of the Zer0 Regime will not let the truth stop their plans. They control our lives with tyranny as so many throughout history have done when the truth is irrelevant. They are guided by moral relativism where policy is not governed by the facts. If the facts are controlled by what they want us to believe anything is possible and our lives are controlled by lies. The founding principles of this great nation are at stake by this brood of thugs who believe that a American citizen is something that smells like crap when you walk over their freedom.

Clean house in 2010. Continue the 2nd American Revolution in 2012.


11 posted on 06/27/2010 12:11:41 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: SmartInsight

Serfs and masters, that is the Democrat plan, and there is no one to stop them at the moment. The idiots actually think they are going to save the world by driving the price of energy sky high.


12 posted on 06/27/2010 12:16:39 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SmartInsight

0bamaCare will destroy the country, and the American way of life, that’s a fact.

Cap ‘n Trade will speed it up, that’s all.

The left is winning.

If I had a nickel for every time an American laughed at the idea that the left would soon take full control of this country, I would be one highly taxed individual.


13 posted on 06/27/2010 12:29:55 AM PDT by Boucheau (http://newzeal.blogspot.com/)
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To: Earthdweller

They’re not insane, they are just evil.


14 posted on 06/27/2010 12:41:42 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: All

These commie pressmeisters call all their wicked stuff by names like “sweeping” and “landmark.” It’s only “controversial” when our side does it.


15 posted on 06/27/2010 1:13:17 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: pallis

Ha! They know damn well that man made global warming is an absolute fabrication and lie. This has nothing to do with “saving the planet.” It is everything to do with consolidating more power, more control and of course more money for the politicians, leftist groups and corporate cronies. Cap and trade is nothing more than fascist, tyrannous theft.


16 posted on 06/27/2010 1:15:16 AM PDT by kara2008
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To: unkus

You know, I think you are right! I have lost all faith in any politician, left or right (right is my preference). They seem to become benefactors of the lobbyists and care little about the direction of the country. Just look at the Republicans now...even now, some of them think that NOT reducing spending is a good idea!

That said, I hope for a consortium of Republicans that can come together and stop this awful Democrat process of destroying the country a bit at a time... If it is not stopped now, I doubt that any electorate that come in November can do the job.

I am beginning to lose all faith in our Republic but am hopeful that others seeing the changes will prevail. I have little faith in the eventual outcome of this November election - yes, we may elect a majority of Republicans in either or both the House and Senate...

Just what good does that do if neither party believes in the Constitution!

If it does not work this time... a revolution is coming...


17 posted on 06/27/2010 2:11:51 AM PDT by Deagle
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To: SmartInsight

Not enough ompah to pass this.


18 posted on 06/27/2010 2:12:21 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: SmartInsight; proud_yank; Horusra; Thunder90; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Entrepreneur; Darnright; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

19 posted on 06/27/2010 3:56:56 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (America should take a mulligan on the 2008 presidential election.)
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To: pallis

They know that once a tax is passed by the federal government it is rarely repealed. The carbon tax, higher marginal income tax rates, a VAT, and higher inheritance taxes are the “answer” to the deficit in their minds. Plus these taxes facilitate their plans to equalize the masses by destroying what is left of the middle class.


20 posted on 06/27/2010 4:13:46 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: pallis

They know that once a tax is passed by the federal government it is rarely repealed. The carbon tax, higher marginal income tax rates, a VAT, and higher inheritance taxes are the “answer” to the deficit in their minds. Plus these taxes facilitate their plans to equalize the masses by destroying what is left of the middle class.


21 posted on 06/27/2010 4:13:56 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: SmartInsight

Energy prices will rise. This is thanks to the person elected by millions of brain-numbed robots who marched to the polls in lockstep singing “first black president.”


22 posted on 06/27/2010 4:52:36 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism: severe deterioration of the thinking apparattus)
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To: SmartInsight

See, this is why I suspect the BP spill was allowed to happen. How convenient this spill occurs just at the beginning of summer when the heat goes up and now this. Just the same way millions of people were dying everyday because of a lack of insurance and now we hear nothing. Even though Obie care won’t kick in till 2014 somehow all those folks are okay now. It’s all bullshit and frankly really, REALLY pissing me off. I’ve always wondered what it was like to be one of the original Patriots back in the 1700’s. I’ve always dreamed about what would I do to help preserve freedom. Willing, able and ready. On my feet before I am on my knees. Always ! Death is a liberation if I am destined to live like a slave.
God bless us all.


23 posted on 06/27/2010 4:58:59 AM PDT by TheRevolution1776
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To: SmartInsight

I see how this works, Cap & Tax now, pardon for half of the illegal Aliens now (visa violators) then full amnesty and fast track path to citizenship for all in the lamest duck session after the November election. Hoping to salvage 2012 for Obama.


24 posted on 06/27/2010 5:30:19 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (See You in November)
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To: SmartInsight
Obama's exact words in 2008 were, "under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket". Converting from fossil fuel power stations, he said, "will cost money; they will pass that money on to consumers."

Democrat slush fund.

Republicans who don't think it is worth their money to pay to run a conservative have no idea what that will cost them.

25 posted on 06/27/2010 5:49:05 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: libh8er
These bastards are on a rampage. There’s no stopping them..

Keep the faith; they will be stopped in November.

26 posted on 06/27/2010 5:55:04 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: piasa
They’re not insane, they are just evil.

The LiberalCommunists who are currently controlling the U.S. are, like Hitler...both.

27 posted on 06/27/2010 6:12:11 AM PDT by madison10
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To: SmartInsight

I wonder if the idiots who voted for the DumbocRATS have had enough.


28 posted on 06/27/2010 6:37:15 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: thethirddegree
they will be stopped in November.

Hopefully. Either way believers win.

If they're not stopped, get ready, the Lord is at the door and the Day of the Lord may be about to commence.

29 posted on 06/27/2010 6:42:09 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Lazamataz

Here, here.


30 posted on 06/27/2010 8:07:55 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Deagle

I have lost all faith in whiners.

There are good candidates who need your support today. Help them, or the folks who want socialism win. This issue is another good reason to fire the Democrats.

People who whine but do nothing constructive to fix the problem end up letting the enemy win.


31 posted on 06/27/2010 8:28:56 AM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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To: libh8er

Somebody might just pull a 1954 Puerto Rican 4 gun
salute on them. That is what they are pushing onto
us (US) citizens. Show Time!


32 posted on 06/27/2010 8:43:12 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: AirForceMom

Was there a “stop” missing in your sentiment? ;-)

This is Cloward–Piven strategy to the max - as soon as they got into office it was clear - Dim WH & congressional control - thanks to our rinos - they’ve got “healthcare”, wall street, the auto industry, soon “big oil”, cap & tax, card check, amnesty, union pension bail-outs, etc., etc.

Even with huge 2010 gains this will be tough to dismantle - once in place gubmint programs NEVER go away. ;-(


33 posted on 06/27/2010 11:59:51 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Jim 0216

“The Dream”
http://www.handofhelp.com/vision_56.php

Do you know this ministry?


34 posted on 06/27/2010 5:15:30 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
“The Dream” http://www.handofhelp.com/vision_56.php Do you know this ministry?

No, I don't but I think he’s got the right idea. Thanks for sharing that.

I think Jesus is coming very soon (we know the season but not the day nor the hour) and we want to be ready to go with Him because what happens next on earth will not be believed even while it’s happening.

35 posted on 06/27/2010 6:21:00 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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