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Barbara Boxer uses Oklahoma tornado to push carbon tax
Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 05/21/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions.

“This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.”

“Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax bill, co-sponsored by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “The least we could do is put a little charge on it so people move to clean energy.”

The massive tornado that hit Oklahoma had winds up to 200 miles per hour and killed at least 51 people as it tore through neighborhoods. USA Today reports that more than 120 people were receiving treatment at hospitals, including about 50 children.

Boxer is not the only Democrat to blame the tornado on global warming, as Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse spent 15 minutes on the Senate floor ranting against Republicans for denying man-made global warming.

Boxer and Sanders introduced a carbon tax shortly after President Barack Obama threatened to use his executive authority to address global warming if Congress failed to act. Their bill would put a gradually rising fee on carbon dioxide emissions to fund green-energy projects such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass.

Another group of House and Senate Democrats have also introduced draft legislation that would also slap carbon emissions with a gradually rising fee to reduce the use of carbon-heavy energy sources, like coal.

“You’re going to have tornadoes and all the rest. We need to protect our people,” Boxer said on the Senate floor. “That’s our No. 1 obligation and we have to deal with this threat that is upon us and that is gonna get worse and worse through the years.”

A study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) argued that a revenue-neutral carbon tax could be a “cure worse than the disease.”

“The dismal record of the U.S. government in implementing efficient climate change policies is hardly evidence in favor of a massive new carbon tax (or cap-and-trade program),” said the study’s author, IER senior economist Robert Murphy in an accompanying statement. “[S]uch a new program will be abused in the political process, and will not be tailored to the recommendations of climate scientists and environmental economists.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: California; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; california; carbontax; co2; delusional; demagogicparty; globalwarming; hydrocarbons; oklahoma; opec; shameful; tornado; worstsenatorever
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1 posted on 05/21/2013 9:48:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here we go.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 9:50:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Never let a crisis go to waste?


3 posted on 05/21/2013 9:50:37 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

The crisis is the vermin in DC at every level, IMO.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 9:51:41 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: SeekAndFind

A “carbon tax” is nothing more than a transfer of wealth to Obama’s cronies.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 9:54:07 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The childish view of weather is that our atmosphere is like water boiling in a pot...and more heat makes it go from a slow boil to a rolling boil.

In the real world, severe weather is caused by the collision of cold air and hot air...this is why the weatherman says ‘it looks like some storms Tuesday when a Cold Front moves through’.

According to global warming religion, the warming is occuring at the poles...especially the north pole, where all that ice is melting. If this is true, the temperature differential between the north pole and the midwest would be reduced, and we would expect less severe weather.

This year has not seen an unusually high number of tornados.

Yesterday’s tornado was not record breaking in wind speed, by a long shot.

By sad coincidence of geography, yesterday’s tornado hit a populated area and some schools. That is the tragedy. It has nothing to do with ‘climate change’.


6 posted on 05/21/2013 9:54:50 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Another attack by the Blood dancers.
7 posted on 05/21/2013 9:54:54 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Pols that go all "global warming climate change" after every severe weather event are as low-down and as feckless as the ones that scream "gun control" after a shooting. Standing on the victims' graves to advance an agenda and expand their power.
8 posted on 05/21/2013 9:55:08 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: SeekAndFind

Let her do to the weather what she did to healthcare.

Pray for America to Wake Up


9 posted on 05/21/2013 9:57:01 AM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe there is a special place in hell for BLOOD DANCERS. Especially when it involves the precious blood of children.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Barbara Boxer’s nick name is Barbara ‘Bag Of Rocks’. I think she gives a bag of rocks a bad name.

She also bounced some 542 checks to the house post office when she was a congresscritter.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 10:01:06 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: SeekAndFind

Shove your clean energy up your backside you communist bitch!


12 posted on 05/21/2013 10:02:20 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: SeekAndFind

Boxer and her fellow loons are suffering from anthropogenic rubbish in their brains.


13 posted on 05/21/2013 10:03:34 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Perhaps she can draft legislation to ban assault tornadoes.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 10:04:46 AM PDT by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: Nashvegas

Okies, and I’m one, don’t care for this kind of BS. There is a reason Obama lost every county in OK.


15 posted on 05/21/2013 10:08:20 AM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: Nashvegas
Perhaps she can draft legislation to ban assault tornadoes.

If not a ban, at least limit them. The EF scale has 6 levels, 0-5. No tornado needs that many. /sarc

16 posted on 05/21/2013 10:09:18 AM PDT by ken in texas (The Obama Excuse: They never told me about it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And then there’s this idiot out of RI

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/20/democratic-senator-goes-on-anti-gop-rant-over-climate-change-as-tornadoes-hit-oklahoma/


17 posted on 05/21/2013 10:12:17 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Above: "Continental US Temperature Lower Troposphere (TLT) – 1979 to Present" (currently temperatures are below average for the period - see final data point at far right of graph).

Science is hard, isn't it, Babs? Idiot.

18 posted on 05/21/2013 10:16:50 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Make a tax any tax will do it’s the democrat way.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 10:17:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SeekAndFind
"This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather."

As opposed to those mild tornados that have been around since the beginning of creation, these new "extreme" tornados will just have to go. And a carbon tax should just about do the trick.

20 posted on 05/21/2013 10:17:50 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Usagi_yo

“Barbara Boxer’s nick name is Barbara ‘Bag Of Rocks’. I think she gives a bag of rocks a bad name.”

Babs “Don’t call me Ma’am” Boxer is one of those people in desperate need of a good swift pedestal kick followed by a cosmic dope slap.


21 posted on 05/21/2013 10:18:16 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: SeekAndFind

I knew it! Last night I half-joked to my family that some politician would seize upon global warming and SUV’s again. Well, that didn’t take long.


22 posted on 05/21/2013 10:18:59 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: rockabyebaby

Sheldon Whitehouse makes Barbara Boxer sound like a Mensa candidate. His mental acuity is on a par with that of a sea sponge.


23 posted on 05/21/2013 10:19:09 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Instead, why don’t we enact “common sense” legislation, like banning tornadoes altogether?

These people just make me want to puke. They belong in hell.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This crazy bitch needs a carbon tax shoved up her rear..Sorry but these morons are on my last nerve.
25 posted on 05/21/2013 10:25:16 AM PDT by PLD
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To: SeekAndFind

My God, what a stupid B*tch!!

The plains have had weather like this for years,, she should look in the archives of Tornado Alley.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 10:25:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: circlecity
It's not climate change: it's climate.

F4s and F5s have prowled the Plains for many thousands of years. We just didn't have fancy scientific names for them, especially back in the days when vast swaths of North America were uninhabited, and lightning strikes caused massive wildfires that no one was around to extinguish, in turn causing huge volumes of smoke, ash and CO2 to fill the skies.

27 posted on 05/21/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Standing on the victims' graves to advance an agenda and expand their power.

Absolutely -- bears repeating.

28 posted on 05/21/2013 10:26:59 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She is the a$$ hat who pushed for MTBE to be added to fuels thus fouling ground waters everywhere. Her abilities in any scientific area are ZERO


29 posted on 05/21/2013 10:27:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

She was just one of hundreds caught up in the House Bank Scandal aka RubberGate. She’s as corrupt as ever.. That’s how you advance in the Rat party.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 10:28:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind

The sad part of this is that there is a voting populace that actually believe this schadenfreude. Big, stupid government will be the death of us.


31 posted on 05/21/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

What an idiot./

They get extreme weather in Tornado Alley every year dipstick.


32 posted on 05/21/2013 10:33:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

Just make sure the tornado calls her “Senator”.


33 posted on 05/21/2013 10:35:33 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: Liberty Valance

This delusional twit thinks she can control the weather. And she is a Senator.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 10:36:10 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: NormsRevenge

exactly


35 posted on 05/21/2013 10:36:36 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee NOAA just reported that this year had the lowest number of reported tornadoes in 60 years and it was one of the coolest springs on record in tornado alley...so explain to me how global warming caused this??


36 posted on 05/21/2013 10:37:15 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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WOW , great idea , if we tax a tornado then may not be able to afford to be a tornado,but then it would go on welfare + food stamps and still be a tornado ?


37 posted on 05/21/2013 10:41:56 AM PDT by molson209
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To: andy58-in-nh
Sheldon Whitehouse makes Barbara Boxer sound like a Mensa candidate. His mental acuity is on a par with that of a sea sponge.

Hmmmmm, I think you just insulted all sea sponges!

38 posted on 05/21/2013 10:44:49 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Only in Washington could someone insist with a straight face that the solution to tornadoes in Oklahoma is more taxes.
39 posted on 05/21/2013 10:46:32 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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Hmmmmm, I think you just insulted all sea sponges!

I'm sure they can absorb it.

40 posted on 05/21/2013 10:53:36 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Boxer=Box of rocks.

I am no longer amazed by the stupidity of democRATs/marxists/liberals/progressives.

5.56mm

41 posted on 05/21/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: NormsRevenge

guess “Wizard of Oz” was way before it’s time ...


42 posted on 05/21/2013 10:58:38 AM PDT by malia
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To: VeniVidiVici
A “carbon tax” is nothing more than a transfer of wealth to Obama’s cronies.

I wonder why no one ever asks Bads exactly how a tax will prevent severe weather.

43 posted on 05/21/2013 11:00:03 AM PDT by dearolddad (/i>)
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To: andy58-in-nh

LOL! Good one! :-)


44 posted on 05/21/2013 11:07:03 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: malia

Is that Gore behind the curtain,, or is it gorge sore-ass?


45 posted on 05/21/2013 11:08:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: SeekAndFind

Depraved


46 posted on 05/21/2013 11:11:05 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

why woudl hse use that when tornado activity is at a 60 year LOW? Doesn’t she know that the FACTS REFUTE her asinine claim?


47 posted on 05/21/2013 11:12:38 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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[[In the real world, severe weather is caused by the collision of cold air and hot air]]

Perhaps someoen shoudl ask her on camera “Can you please tell us which front (Cold or wamr) was ‘caused’ by global wamring? Especially when we have fronts colliding ALL TRHE TIME and have had them colliding for 1000’s of years?”


48 posted on 05/21/2013 11:14:33 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Using facts. Is that really allowed?


49 posted on 05/21/2013 11:18:03 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Using facts. Is that really allowed?

I am aware that reference to objective, peer-reviewed factual data is considered to be "unfair" among the Enlightened, and yet I persist.

It's because I hate people, birds, dolphins, and cute baby seals and thus wish oil slicks and clouds of sulfur to be unleashed upon the Earth in pursuit of evil Profit. Bwwwhhaaahahaaa!!!

50 posted on 05/21/2013 11:34:55 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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