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  • Democrats Announce New Assault On Small Business

    05/09/2011 12:54:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies ^ | May 9, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    It's déjŕ vu all over again. Democrats in congress have re-introduced a small business –jobs bill that has no hope of helping small business. Pandering to labor union interests, filled with Democrats’ flawed understanding of what creates private sector jobs, and crammed full of recycled regulations from the failed Waxman-Markey Energy bill, H.R. 870 is dangerous legislation that uses buzz words rather than sound business principles to encourage small business growth and job creation. The legislation, thinly disguised as a jobs creation bill, panders to the tired, failed policies of Democrats’ left-wing, extremist base. The bill focuses on “green jobs”,...
  • Obama Recycles Waxman-Markey Utility Sector Target - Neglects to Inform Congress, Public (SOTU)

    01/27/2011 8:33:12 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies ^ | January 26, 2011 @ 5:01 pm | Marlo Lewis
    Last night’s State of the Union Address shows that President Obama learned only one lesson from the failure that was Copenhagen, the farce that was Cancun, the death of cap-and-trade, and the “slaughter” of House Democrats who voted for Waxman-Markey. Namely, dissemble, repackage Kyotoism in new verbiage, and press on with an agenda that voters rejected in November. Anyone paying attention to Obama EPA’s campaign to ‘legislate’ climate policy through the regulatory backdoor would expect as much. But — true confession — I was surprised when Obama proposed to restructure the U.S. electric power sector along the lines contemplated by H.R. 2454, the American Clean...
  • EPA Rules Will Trump Your Rights

    12/30/2010 4:50:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies · 358+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 30, 2010 | Staff
    Environment: Ignoring both Congress and the voters, the Environmental Protection Agency starts the new year governing by decree with job-killing regulations. Take a deep breath, but if you exhale you're a polluter. Cap-and-trade is dead, long live cap-and-trade in the form of regulations promulgated in the coming year by what George Orwell might call the Ministry of Environment. It claims that the Clean Air Act and a Supreme Court ruling in 2007 let the EPA regulate carbon dioxide as a planet-warming pollutant. We recently commented on the EPA's recent commandeering of the permitting process from Texas, with which it is...
  • Storming The Castle

    09/15/2010 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Election 2010: Another Tea Party candidate has dispatched another incumbent, riding a tidal wave of voter anger. The "angry mobs" that thronged town hall meetings were laughed at. No one's laughing anymore. When the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passed the House with the help of eight Republicans, Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight and Delaware's at-large congressman, offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter. He cited Spain, which studies show has lost 2.2 jobs for every "green" job created with huge subsidies, and John Podesta's liberal Center for American Progress as approving the mandate-heavy Waxman-Markey bill as a...
  • Climate Profiteers

    07/30/2010 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 30, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Taxes: While the oil and gas companies are bearing the brunt of taxation, regulation and environmental angst, others are doing just fine, thank you. If you think cap-and-trade is dead, just follow the money. According to a recently released Center for Responsive Politics review of reports filed with the U.S. Senate and U.S. House, General Electric and its subsidiaries spent more than $9.5 million on federal lobbying from April to June — the most it's spent on lobbying since President Obama has been in office. Why? As the fight over cap-and-trade grows, so does lobbying. Since January, GE and its...
  • Cap-And-Trade On Ice

    07/26/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: Senate Democrats have shelved job-killing cap-and-trade legislation, at least for now. Neither the political nor the Earth's climate suggests it's a good time to try to fool Mother Nature or the American people. After a Thursday meeting with Senate Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apparently dropped plans to pursue cap-and-trade before the August recess. He doesn't have the votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, and saving the earth from a phantom threat stands way below jobs on Americans' wish list. But watch out after November. "What he suggested is that we move forward on several bills...
  • Paying President's 'Price On Carbon'

    06/29/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    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.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackCap-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...
  • The Bait-And-Switch On Cap-And-Trade

    06/24/2010 7:07:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 24, 2010 | RICHARD L. GORDON
    President Obama's speech to the nation last week about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico followed a predictable script. Whenever a problem confronts this administration, the president's answer is sure to include one of a trio of his 2008 campaign initiatives: health care reform, action to address climate change or education reform. Obama claimed in 2008, for instance, that these long-term, slowly acting changes were a fix for a temporary downturn in the economy. Now, in an even greater leap of logic, he contends that the 1,427-page Waxman-Markey bill (which addresses climate change) is the proper response to...
  • Cap-And-Trick

    06/16/2010 4:27:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 511+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: President Obama says the oil disaster proves the need to get off fossil fuels. But before we save the planet, let's save the Gulf and stop exploiting crises to deny America the energy it needs. Saving the planet is nice, but just how do we plug the hole again? With an abundance of hand gestures, the president didn't really say in his speech Tuesday night. He did say fossil fuels were bad and green energy is good, but the people of the Gulf states don't need wind turbines right now. Contrary to Obama's assertions, our "addiction" to foreign...
  • Malaise At Mellon

    06/03/2010 4:47:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 654+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 3, 2010 | Investors Bsiness Daily staff
    Deja Vu: In a Carteresque speech Wednesday, the president said we should tax our way out of despondency and dependence on fossil fuels. The American dream isn't slipping away. It's being stolen by big government. It might as well have been President Carter addressing the audience of students and faculty at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University. Instead it was President Obama who spoke of our dependence on fossil fuels and blamed everybody and everything, except for a lack of presidential leadership, for our current situation. On July 15, 1979, President James Earl Carter gave what has become known as the "malaise"...
  • Kerry's Powerless America Act

    05/12/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulations: Call it cap-and-trade or bait-and-switch, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman continue to tilt at windmills with a bill to restrain energy growth in the name of saving the planet.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackThe bill introduced Wednesday and sponsored by the two senators is called the American Power Act, an Orwellian phrase if ever there was one. Like President Obama's offshore drilling program, for every "incentive" there is a restriction. It's as if Hamlet were to be appointed Secretary of Energy. The legislation has little to do with developing America's vast domestic energy supply. It's...
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud (Cap-And-Trade and CCX)

    04/30/2010 8:07:12 AM PDT · by pyx · 41 replies · 2,253+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/28/2010 | IBD Editorials
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders.
  • The $10 Trillion Climate Fraud

    04/28/2010 5:50:50 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies · 1,227+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: While senators froth over Goldman Sachs and derivatives, a climate trading scheme being run out of the Chicago Climate Exchange would make Bernie Madoff blush. Its trail leads to the White House. Lost in the recent headlines was Al Gore's appearance Monday in Denver at the annual meeting of the Council of Foundations, an association of the nation's philanthropic leaders. "Time's running out (on climate change)," Gore told them. "We have to get our act together. You have a unique role in getting our act together." Gore was right that foundations will play a key role in keeping the...
  • Dem Senator admits few lawmakers understand Cap and Trade

    04/01/2010 2:58:58 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 440+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2010 | Marc Sheppard
    Senator Jay Rockefeller told a group of constituents yesterday that 9 in 10 legislators have absolutely no idea how Cap and Trade actually works. That’s quite an admission, particularly considering that 219 – all but 8 of them Democrats -- successfully voted to pass the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade Bill in the House last June. The West Virginia Democrat’s confession came when he returned home to reassure voters that he will continue to fight for the state’s indispensible coal industry. With health care in the rearview mirror and cap and tax apparently back on the Senate road map, Rockefeller is...
  • France Backs Away From Carbon Tax

    03/24/2010 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 710+ views ^ | March 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSNESS DAILY Staff
    Environmental Regulations: While U.S. politicians try to keep the idea alive here, the French have announced cancellation of their version of cap-and-trade. They say it will hurt their competitiveness. Vive la France. Moments of crisis concentrate the mind wonderfully, or at least they should. In France, as public-sector workers mount a nationwide strike and fallout continues from the ruling party's heavy defeat in regional elections, Prime Minister Francois Fillon has indicated that his government will abandon plans to introduce a domestic carbon tax. "We have to amplify measures that help reinforce the competitiveness of our economy," Fillon told the Reuters...
  • (Al Gore) Doctor Of Lies

    03/15/2010 6:28:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies · 765+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: Instead of having his Nobel Prize rescinded for espousing climate fraud, the prophet of doom is set to receive an honorary doctorate of laws and humane letters from the University of Tennessee for his work. (snip) Gore has not changed the planet for the better. He has pushed policies that have stunted economic growth and increased joblessness, poverty and hunger around the world. He's a climate charlatan, the Elmer Gantry of global warming, and it matters not if his latest undeserved award is printed on recycled paper.
  • We, The <strike>People</strike>

    03/15/2010 5:31:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 363+ views ^ | March 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulation: The New York Times says the EPA should use its authority to regulate our very breath if a Democratic Congress isn't "goaded" into action. Whatever happened to government of the people? It's been a pattern of this administration that if the American people are adamantly opposed to it, ram it through anyway. So it's been with the health care overhaul, offshore drilling restrictions and now the Environmental Protection Agency threatening to become the uber-regulator of the air we breathe. The New York Times says in a Saturday editorial regarding that last item that if Congress fails to enact cap-and-trade...
  • A Blizzard Of Lies From Al Gore

    03/01/2010 5:18:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 1,284+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Fraud: Al Gore resurfaces in an op-ed to say that nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and climate change is still real. And he has some oceanfront property in the Himalayas to sell you. If hyperbole and chutzpah had a child, it would be the opening paragraph of Gore's op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. Gore surfaced from the global warming witness-protection program to opine that despite admissions of error and evidence of fraud by various agencies, we still face "an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it." Perhaps he's trying to protect...
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/12/2010 4:18:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,690+ views ^ | February 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The Grand Canyon State avoids a big economic hole by suspending its participation in a multistate initiative to fight climate change. As climate fraud is exposed, economic reality sets in. Will California follow? Not since King Canute have government officials engaged in an exercise as futile as in 2007, when seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces got together to form something called the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2012. Leading the charge for the pact was California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who insisted, "We cannot wait for the United States government...
  • NOAA's Ministry Of Propaganda

    02/09/2010 5:02:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 840+ views ^ | February 9, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Hoaxes: Despite failures at Copenhagen, the fraud of the IPCC and the farce of Climate-gate, the administration wants an agency to monitor climate change. Why must we fund one-stop shopping for climate charlatans? As the climate freezes, there's no freeze on federal employment that will grow even more with the establishment of a new agency, the Climate Service office. The new agency was announced Monday by Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This ministry of climate change propaganda will operate in tandem with NOAA's National Weather Service and National Ocean...
  • (Obama's) Stimulating (Climate) Fraud

    01/19/2010 5:03:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 583+ views ^ | 01/18/2010 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Hoaxes: With double-digit unemployment in a jobless recovery, half-a-million stimulus dollars have saved a ClimateGate scientist whose work could lead to economic disaster. To save this job, we'd lose millions of others. As we've gone from jobs saved or created to jobs funded in ZIP codes and congressional districts that don't exist except in galaxies far, far away, many interesting nuggets have been mined from the government's, which tracks the administration's lack of progress. It's one thing to fail to create real jobs. It is quite another to fund the jobs of people who would put millions of Americans...
  • Food Vs. Trees

    12/30/2009 5:22:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 607+ views ^ | December 30, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Agriculture: Already buffeted by rising food prices due to biofuels, consumers face a bigger hike if climate-change legislation is passed. Farming costs will rise, and it may be more profitable to plant trees than crops. If the cap-and-trade provisions of the Waxman-Markey bill become law, you can wave goodbye to those amber waves of grain as America's heartland falls victim to a perverse set of incentives and a process called "afforestation." Soybeans and wheat will give way to elms and oaks. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants a review of what amounts to an agricultural impact study of HR 2454, which...
  • Get The Frackin' Gas

    12/22/2009 5:25:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,773+ views ^ | December 22, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: An oil company wants to invest its profits in clean-burning American natural gas. A Hungarian billionaire and a "green" politician want to stop it. This is the real Climate-gate scandal. While the greenies of the world united in Copenhagen to talk about the weather, emitting a Third World-country-size chunk of greenhouse gases to gather there, the world's largest oil company, Exxon Mobil, was doing something about it. On Dec. 14, Exxon agreed to buy XTO Energy, a natural gas firm, in a deal valued at $41 billion. XTO is one of the leaders in something called "fracking" technology, in...
  • EPA Must Be Stopped

    12/10/2009 8:24:19 AM PST · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,906+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 10, 2009
    The EPA’s finding that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant explains why the administration wasn’t too concerned over possible failure at Copenhagen. This was their Plan B. The finding is an environmental Sword of Damocles held over the head of the U.S. with a warning that if cap-and-trade legislation such as Waxman-Markey or Kerry-Boxer is not signed into law, the full regulatory fury of an unelected bureaucracy will be unleashed on the American people and the U.S. economy.
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • NASA-Gate (Space Agency's Own Climategate)

    12/07/2009 6:55:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,484+ views
    National Center For Policy Analysis ^ | December 7, 2009 | Staff
    What's become known as "Climategate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly damaging," says Horner, who suspects, based on the public record, the same type of data fudging, manipulation and suppression that has occurred at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU)....
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • The (Climategate) Dominoes Fall

    12/02/2009 4:42:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 26 replies · 2,173+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 2, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Warming Scandal: The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard. The gospel of climate change, once expressed with the messianic fervor of an Elmer Gantry by Al Gore, is now expressed with the stammering incoherence of an Elmer Fudd...
  • The Day Global Warming Stood Still (But Warming Lies Didn't)

    11/20/2009 5:01:45 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 2,176+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 20, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Climate Change: As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December. It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria. The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put...
  • The Coming Climate Dictatorship

    11/12/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,923+ views ^ | November 12, 2009
    Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee. As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points...
  • EPA Lawyers: Cap-And-Trade 'Fatally Flawed'

    11/11/2009 5:13:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | November 11, 2009
    Warming: After stifling a report questioning the science behind climate change, the EPA is censoring two of its lawyers for saying the proposed solutions are also problematical. The debate isn't over. It's being suppressed. In the proud tradition of EPA whistle-blower Alan Carlin, whose leaked study blew the lid off the EPA's hyped and flawed science behind climate change, two EPA lawyers, Laurie Williams and Allan Zabel, have produced a Web video titled "A Huge Mistake." In it they say cap-and-trade in general and the Waxman-Markey bill in particular are the wrong answers anyway. Williams and Zabel do not deny...
  • Senators Demand EPA Chief Provide Critical Data

    11/04/2009 2:08:09 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 8 replies · 553+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 11-4-09 | Bob McCarty
    Four Republican Senators — South Carolina’s Lindsay Graham, New Hampshire’s Judd Gregg and Maine’s Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins — sent a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson today, asking her to provide critical data requested by Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) during Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on climate change Oct. 27.
  • Gore Asks Us To Commit Economic Suicide

    11/04/2009 5:21:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies · 1,062+ views
    Real Clear Markets ^ | November 4, 2009 | IBD staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • Gore's Profits Of Doom

    11/03/2009 5:59:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1,176+ views ^ | November 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Junk Science: The oracle of climate disaster has a new book out on global warming that should be on the fiction list. He asks us to commit economic suicide while he rakes in millions from his green investments. 'Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis," Al Gore's sequel to his 2006 tome "An Inconvenient Truth," came out Tuesday. Printed on recycled paper using low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ink, it will undoubtedly be a best-seller and on the desk of every attendee at next month's climate change conference in Copenhagen. In a press release announcing the book, the Oscar-...
  • How Cap And Trade Will Finally Kill The Rust Belt

    11/01/2009 12:16:16 PM PST · by Petro · 17 replies · 810+ views
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | 11/01/09 | Cranky George
    Cap and Trade will be a disaster for what is left of manufacturing in this country. Right now, the Rust Belt is just rusty. With Cap and Trade, the rust will inevitably turn into dust. And, for what? Because some politically-driven environmentalists have trumped up a phony belief that mankind is completely killing the planet?
  • Markey keeps out minority's witness from hearing, GOP folds

    10/30/2009 12:59:00 PM PDT · by paltz · 12 replies · 701+ views
    Washington Times- Water Cooler ^ | 10/30/09 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, held hearings yesterday to look into fraudulent letters which were sent on behalf of the coal industry to several members of congress. The original hearing was to take place on October 15, but was postponed until yesterday morning. The committee lined up the following witnesses: Rep. Tom Periello (D-Va.) Mr. Jack Bonner, Bonner & Associates Mr. Steve Miller, President and CEO, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Ms. Lisa M. Maatz, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, American Association of University Women Mr. Hilary...
  • Senate report: Climate change legislation to raise U.S. fuel tab by $3.6 trillion

    10/26/2009 1:38:22 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 9 replies · 558+ views
    DC Velocity ^ | Oct. 26, 2009 | Mark B. Solomon
    A controversial provision of climate-change legislation currently moving through Congress will raise the cost of fuel for U.S. businesses and consumers by $3.6 trillion from 2015 to 2050, and raise diesel fuel prices by $1.4 trillion during that span, according to a report issued Oct. 21 by two Senate Republicans. The report, from Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Christopher S. (Kit) Bond (R-Mo.), said the provision, known as "cap and trade," will increase the cost of motor fuels by 24 cents a gallon by 2020 and by 95 cents per gallon by 2050. The estimates were derived by multiplying...
  • You Ain’t Seen Nothing yet! [Waxman-Markey]

    10/24/2009 5:49:20 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies · 1,084+ views ^ | October 23, 2009 | Gene J. Malvino
    Dear Friends,             Gene Malvino is a very unusual person.  He is a retired college professor who actually believes in the free enterprise system, and the values that made America great.  He has continued to work tirelessly to bring out the truth of those issues that are important to us as a nation.              The attached letter appeared in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Friday, October 23.  This is the original, unedited version. I trust you will find it instructional.             Jim Hollingsworth Gene J. Malvino If the readers of this newspaper believe that the much discussed and debated Obamacare...
  • Democrats' hidden gas tax

    10/21/2009 1:42:59 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 27 replies · 2,383+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/21/09 | Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchisen & Sen. Christopher S. Bond
    There's something the Democratic lawmakers who are pushing cap-and-trade legislation don't want the public to know. The controversial climate-change legislation winding its way through Congress will impose a massive new national gas tax on the American people. We discovered this by analyzing what the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill would do to gas prices and what Americans spend on gasoline, diesel and jet fuels. We found that cap-and-trade legislation will levy a $3.6 trillion gas-tax increase that will impact every American and important segments of our economy. Americans travel more than 200 million vehicle miles each month, and annually we spend nearly...
  • Shocker: Climate Bill to Benefit Authors' Home States

    10/20/2009 12:46:34 AM PDT · by Scott Martin · 3 replies · 666+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 10-20-09 | Scott Martin
    "Benefit" is not the correct word, as Cap and Trade will not be a net benefit to any state, being a direct tax on productivity and business in the name of warding off the scam of man-made global warming. That being said, the Waxman-Baucus Bill, Waxman (D-MA) and Baucus (D-CA), will aid special interests in Massachusetts and California more than it will special interests from other states. A little noticed Environmental Protection Agency analysis shows that the pending climate-change bill in Congress would particularly benefit the states represented by its primary authors. The analysis, obtained by The Washington Times, shows...
  • Study: The Other Half of Waxman-Markey: An Examination of the Non-Cap-And-Trade Provisions

    10/14/2009 4:00:03 PM PDT · by raybbr · 5 replies · 385+ views
    Institute for Energy Research ^ | October 12, 2009 | N/A
    Executive Summary The massive energy-regulating bill (H.R. 2454) the House of Representatives passed in June 2009 is now before the Senate. Though the cap-and trade program has received most of the media and public attention surrounding Waxman-Markey, the rest of the bill (at least 628 pages) could create economic harm just as great as cap-and-trade. Without cap-and-trade, H.R. 2454 might still be the most far-reaching, counterproductive package of new taxes, transfers and obstacles to economic growth and liberty ever assembled in one bill. The bill affects so many facets of energy and the economy that simply summarizing its major provisions...
  • Energy Secretary Chu's War On Business

    10/12/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,837+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Public Discourse: Our energy secretary applauds and encourages companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its position on climate change. Should any Cabinet secretary, with the powers of government behind him, be threatening U.S. companies? Part of the climate-change mantra is that the debate is over and the science is settled. Just to make sure, environmental groups have sought to pressure businesses to go green or at least keep silent. Now it would appear the whole weight of the federal government is being thrown behind this campaign to coerce and silence real and potential opposition. On Thursday, Steven...
  • Con: Green job subsidies will destroy far more jobs than they create

    10/08/2009 10:04:19 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 2 replies · 453+ views
    Gazette Xtra ^ | Oct. 3, 2009 | BEN LIEBERMAN
    Don’t let the hype about “green jobs” fool you. The global warming bill approved earlier this year by the House of Representatives would destroy far more jobs than it could ever possibly create. Proponents of the bill’s effort to reduce carbon emissions by imposing an enormously expensive cap-and-trade system are finding it a tough sell. The American people simply aren’t buying the idea that global warming is a dire crisis that justifies a blank-check response. Reality is just not cooperating with doom-and-gloom global warming predictions. No warming has occurred for the last decade. And now the recession has heightened concerns...
  • Congress' Ugly Intimidation Of An Industry

    10/07/2009 5:19:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 825+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 7, 2009 | STEVE FORBES
    For anyone who missed it, we witnessed in recent weeks one of the broadest misuses of congressional power in recent history. Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and his colleague Bart Stupak are openly engaged in a campaign of harassment and intimidation against 52 of America's largest health insurance providers. They seek nothing less than to silence all voices opposed to their government-run health care proposals. Just days after AHIP (America's Health Insurance Plans), the industry trade group for American health insurers, sent Waxman a letter voicing opposition to many components of his proposed health...
  • Nuclear Providers Sell out Consumers, Back Cap and Trade

    10/06/2009 1:36:43 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 15 replies · 807+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 10-6-09 | Scott Martin
    When Big Business tells the federal government "yes, tax us more please," you can be pretty confident something shady is going on, and that the consumer will not be the beneficiary of it. In this case it's ownership of major energy providers backing the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade bill, the proposal that would effectively cap American productivity by trading on fear of global warming. In the past few weeks both Exelon, the nation's largest gas and electric utility, and PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric) have backed out of the Chamber of Commerce over the business lobby's refusal to bend over...
  • Smoking gun E mail nails Democrats’ and GE “Pay to Play” scheme in Senate’s new Cap & Trade bill

    10/05/2009 6:05:35 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 52 replies · 3,722+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | October 5, 2009 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is an excerpt from a recently obtained internal E mail written by a gleeful GE executive. “On climate change we were able to work closely with key authors of the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, recently passed by the House of Representatives. If this bill is enacted into law it would benefit many GE businesses.” “…benefit many GE businesses” becomes clearer by following the paper trail of “donations” from GEPAC the lobbying arm of General Electric Corporation. GE/Democrat pay to play scheme Last year most of GEPAC’s contributions went to Democrats. This year almost all of its cash bought...
  • “Cap” Industrial Competitiveness and “Trade” Domestic Manufacturing Jobs Abroad

    10/05/2009 5:12:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 524+ views ^ | October 5, 2009 | Brett Vassey
    Now that the Senate has returned from its August recess, its members have many issues with which to contend. Although health care reform has received much of the attention in recent weeks, another bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2454) or more widely known as Waxman-Markey or “cap & trade,” is equally deserving of scrutiny. This is because most major economic impact studies demonstrate that the “cap & trade” scheme proposed in the Waxman-Markey bill will create massive consumer costs with undefined environmental benefits. In June, the Waxman-Markey bill narrowly passed the U.S. House 219-212...
  • Hot air on warming (Boston Herald: "dubious threat of disastrous global warming")

    10/04/2009 5:42:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 1,228+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 4, 2009 | Editorial Staff
    In their global warming bill, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have delivered to Congress an incomplete script. It’s like “Hamlet” without the prince. The 821-page aggregation of environmentalist dreams, rhetoric and directives would mandate grants and demonstration projects galore, and set up targets right and left. It would even grant a few unrelated favors, such as authority for cities to set their own mileage standards for taxicabs. (That the bill wouldn’t solve the cabbies’ basic problem of having to buy and insure new hybrids seems not to bother the senators.) The cap-and-trade scheme by which large emitters...
  • Cap and Trade Bill is Simply a Gift For Special Interests

    10/01/2009 6:02:59 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 280+ views
    Human Events/The Lid ^ | 10/1/09 | The Lid
    This was supposed to be the cleanest congress and the most transparent administration in history. The Democrats promised that. By now you may have realized this is an empty promise. This whole cap and tax plan being pushed by the President and written by Congressman Waxman is being ghost written by lobbyists. That promise that then President-Elect Obama made at the beginning of his administration that their would be no lobbyist influence on his presidency was just a "Media Moment. But the use of lobbyists in preparing the cap and tax plan goes right at the heart of government "corruption"...
  • Why So Harsh?

    09/30/2009 1:00:30 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 6 replies · 515+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 30, 2009 | Brittany Fortier
    Why So Harsh? by: Brittany Fortier, September 30, 2009 At a time when the United States needs to focus on economic growth, “cap-and-trade” legislation proposed by Congressional Democrats has the potential to stifle job creation and unduly burden American businesses. A panel hosted by the Cato Institute discussed these issues at a Capitol Hill briefing on September 10, 2009. Sallie James, a trade policy analyst at the Cato Institute and author of the paper “A Harsh Climate For Trade: How Climate Change Proposals Threaten Global Commerce,” discussed the trade provisions of the Waxman-Markey bill that was passed by the House...