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Paying President's 'Price On Carbon'
IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 06/29/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT by Kaslin

Energy Policy: The administration plans to use sleight-of-hand politics to sneak through an economy-killing tax on energy as necessary to save the Earth. Make no mistake: Cap-and-trade is a tax every American will pay in every aspect of his or her life.


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Cap-and-trade is like Jason Voorhees of the "Friday the 13th" movie series. Just when you think you've killed it, it comes back.

Exposures of fraud in the climate science used to justify it seemed to doom its chances as the economy soured and prospective costs seemed prohibitive. Then the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico happened, and images of oil-covered pelicans filled our TV screens. It was, as White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has put it, a crisis too good to waste.

So President Obama made his first televised speech from the Oval Office, a forum usually devoted to matters of state and wars, to rail against fossil fuels, to say we needed to end our dependence on them and to push for comprehensive energy legislation such as the Waxman-Markey bill that passed the House of Representatives.

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1 posted on 06/29/2010 5:54:17 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping


2 posted on 06/29/2010 6:14:44 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

Probably the reason he has let the BP spill continue for months without using any of the skimmers used everywhere else in the world.


3 posted on 06/29/2010 6:23:01 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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4 posted on 06/29/2010 6:44:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (70 mph shouldn't be a speed limit; it shoud be a mandate!)
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To: Kaslin
Obama; Flush; toilet; politics; satire
5 posted on 06/29/2010 6:47:36 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Kaslin
Energy Policy: The administration plans to use sleight-of-hand politics to sneak through an economy-killing tax on energy as necessary to save the Earth. Make no mistake: Cap-and-trade is a tax every American will pay in every aspect of his or her life.

Not quite. Those already living on public assistance will need to have their share paid by the rest. The taxpayers will get a double whammy, with their own household expenses going up, and their taxes to cover those same costs for the welfare state.

6 posted on 06/29/2010 6:54:15 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kaslin

And, of course, we will not know what it does until it is passed.


7 posted on 06/29/2010 7:14:47 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (See You in November)
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To: Kaslin

So, Who Is the beneficiary of all the pain being inflicted upon us by the radical Leftists in Power?

Hmmmmmmmmm!?


8 posted on 06/29/2010 7:46:24 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: raptor22; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; TenthAmendmentChampion; FrPR; enough_idiocy; ...
Thanx raptor22 !

 


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Beam me to Planet Gore !

9 posted on 06/29/2010 8:27:34 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (America should take a mulligan on the 2008 presidential election.)
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To: Kaslin

to say we needed to end our dependence on them and to push for comprehensive energy legislation such as the Waxman-Markey bill that passed the House of Representatives.

Ask your Congressman this;
Since we are trying to become independent from foreign oil, why would we want to become dependent on foreign carbon credits?

I can see it coming, can you? A CARBON CARTEL.

Tell congress set your CO2 free and declare CO2 a non pollutant.


10 posted on 06/29/2010 8:54:43 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: tacticalogic

I think this can accurately be described as a tax on productivity. It throws sand into the gears of the American Engine.

To avoid this tax, produce nothing, contribute nothing, become a parasite. Perhaps you won’t live long enough to see the long term consequences for a nation full of people acting similarly.


11 posted on 06/30/2010 2:00:22 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: steveab
Tell congress set your CO2 free and declare CO2 a non pollutant.

Not Going to happen, the Senate refused to assert authority over the Co2 when Obama gave control of the issue to the EPA.

12 posted on 06/30/2010 2:46:50 PM PDT by itsahoot (92 I think)
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To: rockinqsranch
So, Who Is the beneficiary of all the pain being inflicted upon us by the radical Leftists in Power?

Ever heard of CCX? You will soon.

13 posted on 06/30/2010 2:48:07 PM PDT by itsahoot (92 I think)
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To: itsahoot
Ever heard of CCX? You will soon.

It's no coincidence they're based in Chicago.

14 posted on 06/30/2010 2:50:38 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Kaslin

Sorry, I won’t be there to attend the tax paying party. I’m out of here in the first of next year.


15 posted on 06/30/2010 2:54:23 PM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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Thanks Kaslin.
16 posted on 06/30/2010 5:26:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: itsahoot

“Ever heard of CCX?”

LOL, Yup I have. Written one “H” of a lot of comments about CCX, and ECX being the purpose of Obama’s criminal enablers backing him for POTUS.


17 posted on 06/30/2010 6:36:20 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: itsahoot

We can change the Senate and the House attitude toward CO2 as more Climate Gate is expossed.


18 posted on 07/01/2010 1:09:08 AM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: steveab
We can change the Senate and the House attitude toward CO2

Maybe, but I doubt we will be able to break a filibuster, that would be required to take Co2 out of EPA's hands. Not sure if Congress could withhold funds or even if that would affect the EPA authority.

19 posted on 07/01/2010 6:31:10 AM PDT by itsahoot
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-So where is this Crap & Trade tax bill at in Congress, anyway? More closed door bullshit like the health care takeover, with all sorts of kickbacks and payoffs?
Can someone give me the latest on this scam? Thanks.
20 posted on 07/05/2010 9:33:22 AM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: FBD

Right now, they seem to be trying to spin the oil spill into justification to get it passed in the Senate, and at the same time trying to get it enacted by bureaucratic fiat through the EPA. The potential payoff is huge for the carbon traders, and they’re not going to have any scruples about what they’ll do to get it. None at all.


21 posted on 07/05/2010 9:40:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

These so called “carbon traders” are Goldman Sachs and company, I assume.


22 posted on 07/05/2010 9:55:32 AM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: FBD

I’d bet they have a hand in it somewhere. Start at CCX and follow the money.


23 posted on 07/05/2010 9:58:43 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: FBD
Can someone give me the latest on this scam? Thanks.

I doubt it will come up until after the November elections, but then look out for a Lame Duck session that will shake the foundations of our very Republic.

24 posted on 07/06/2010 9:11:28 AM PDT by itsahoot
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To: itsahoot

I expect you’re right... we saw the rats govern against the will of the people on the health care bill, so it obvious they are gonna proceed against the people on C&T as well.


25 posted on 07/06/2010 10:17:44 AM PDT by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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