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  • Democrats Announce New Assault On Small Business

    05/09/2011 12:54:17 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    It's déjà 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
    Globalwarming.org ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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...