Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the pulling down of the wall separating East and West Berlin in Germany. For the first time, a German head of state spoke before U.S. Congress. German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed members of U.S. Congress and one of the subjects Merkel spoke about was the need for a global deal on climate change [Article – Merkel meets with Obama, then talks to Congress]. Perhaps a symbolic appeal by Merkel to tear down the climate change “wall” [Article – The European Experience with Cap and Trade]?
With support for cap and trade legislation on the decline, President Obama vows that the United States will play a prominent role in decreasing global greenhouse gas emissions. Obama’s answer to the climate change question is cap and trade legislation.
The Waxman-Markey bill or rather, Taxman-Malarkey bill (H.R. 2998 – American Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009) is currently in limbo, since health care reform legislation has taken center stage. Beltway politicians have certainly been working behind the scenes on slipping cap and trade legislation through, with very little public scrutiny…so they hope.
If the United States agrees to comply with some sort of global climate change contract in Copenhagen, Denmark, this will surely embolden leftist environut anti-capitalists in America to get climate change-related cap and trade legislation enacted.
If such a bill goes through, it will destroy the American economy, no ands, ifs or buts about it. We think unemployment is bad now, wait and see how high it will be if cap and trade becomes law. In addition, we and future generations of Americans will pay dearly for the taxes, fees and other costs climate change legislation will incur [Article – Leading Climate Scientist: Cap and Trade Could Ruin US Economy | Reference – Treasury Department – Climate Change Bill Could Cost American Families $1,761 A Year]. Read More…
It appears the Obama administration knew about the high costs of cap and trade. In the U.S. Treasury Department’s report to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, several omissions or blacked-out words have been found. Was the information in the report so embarrassing and damaging to President Obama that he and his administration cajoled or even forced the Treasury Department into making sure that nobody knew about it?
Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the Treasury Department’s report had to be released; however, I guess the FOIA doesn’t mention what condition the report has to be in [Article – 1. Cap-and-Trade Memos Fire Up the Skeptics | 2. Cap And Trade Redux: $1,761 Annually Per Family? Or Not?].
So much for transparency and “change you can believe in”. More Chicago-style politics at work here, ladies and gentlemen.
The anti-Obama, right-wing, conservative (sarc-off) U.S. Department of the Treasury released information on how much H.R. 2998 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 would cost each American family [Article – Obama Admin: Cap And Trade Could Cost Families $1,761 A Year].
The U.S. House already passed H.R. 2998 and the U.S. Senate is still considering and examining it. Unless the Senate waters it down or rejects it outright, get ready to dig deep into your pockets, America! Save the planet! Reduce your carbon footprint! Hope and change! Yes we can! Sacrifice! Sacrifice!
Just a friendly reminder:
If you don’t want government bureaucrats telling you what kind of light bulbs to use, how much electricity you should use each day, what kind of construction materials you must use to build or remodel your house, which automobile to drive and which color you need to paint your house and what kind of shingles you must put on the roof of your house.
If you are employed in the coal, natural gas, oil, manufacturing, automobile, heavy equipment and construction industry.
If you don’t believe for one moment that “global warming” or “global climate change” is completely man-made and/or is not the fault of the United States of America.
If you don’t want taxes to increase, higher electricity and gas payments, higher automobile fuel prices and if you don’t want the cost of groceries and daily necessities to increase.
If you don’t want your present way of life to drastically “change” not for the better, but for the worse. If you don’t want your children and grandchildren to get strapped with enormous debt.
PLEASE CONTACT your state’s U.S. Senator and URGE them to vote “NO” on H.R. 2998 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 or as I like to call it, the cap and trade, “cap and tax”, “sap and degrade”, “trap and tax”, “Taxman-Malarkey”, “Destroy the American Economy” Act of 2009. Let’s call and E-mail all U.S. Senators to such a degree that their phone lines and E-mail servers can no longer handle the massive influx of phone calls and E-mails.
Here is the U.S. Capitol’s switchboard phone number:
Here is the U.S. Senate’s Web site to assist you in searching for your state’s senator:
If you haven’t already done so, please read the following ACW posts for more information on H.R. 2998:
Environmental Protection Agency Report Suppression Before U.S. House Waxman-Markey Passage Arouses Suspicion
The Environmental Protection Agency’s suppression of a report that was not supportive of the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in relation to global climate change has raised many eyebrows and many questions [Post – Coincidence OR Cover-Up? Environmental Protection Agency Prevented Scientific Report Against CO2 Regulation From Surfacing].
The Obama Administration, state-run media, leftist politicians and environmental eco-Marxists are doing what they do best to those who oppose them: Spreading smears and lies about Alan Carlin, the author of the report, “GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE CONTROL: IS THERE A BETTER STRATEGY THAN REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?” and making every effort to discredit the man saying the he is only an “economist” [Article – The EPA Silences a Climate Skeptic]. Never mind that global climate change advocates, including “Captain Planet” Al Gore, do not have a science background or a science degree and some those advocates are, yes indeed, economists. What makes their opinions and reporting on global climate change and greenhouse gas regulation more credible than Mr. Carlin’s?
Since the EPA’s administrator reports to President Obama and regularly communicates members of U.S. Congress, the report suppression arouses suspici0n. Who else knew about the report and why was it suppressed? What was the motivation behind such a suppression of information that could have changed some congressmen’s and congresswomen’s views of H.R. 2998 or “Waxman-Markey” and could have impacted their votes on the legislation? This is an issue that deserves further investigation [Press Release – Barrasso, Inohofe Question EPA Commitment to Transparency | Article – EPA Substitutes Ideology In Place of Scientific Integrity].