The Next "Enemy of the State" is Energy
Cap-and-Trade is a nation killer
By Alan Caruba
25 Mar 10 - (Excerpts) - Waiting in the Senate is a Cap-and-Trade bill
that would impose the largest tax on the use of energy the nation has
ever seen. It lacks any scientific justification, based as it is on the
fraud known as “global warming.”
The nation will not survive Cap-and-Trade and James M. Taylor, a Senior
Fellow specializing in environmental policy at
Institute, a Chicago-based, non-profit, free market
think tank has authored “The Cap & Trade Handbook” that explains why. It
is a slim six pages. (On May 16-18, the Institute will sponsor the
Fourth International Conference on Climate Change.
Cap-and-Trade seeks to impose restrictions on greenhouse gases in
general and carbon dioxide (CO2) in particular. Taylor notes that “The
portion of the Earth’s greenhouse gas envelope contributed by mankind is
negligible, barely one-tenth of one percent of the total.
There is no proof whatever that CO2 or human activity plays any role in
“global warming” and there is no proof whatever that “global warming”
exists except a natural cycle based on the actions of the sun, the
oceans, cloud cover, and other factors over which humans have no
control, nor influence.
Moreover, the Earth has entered a new,
natural cycle of
cooling and its average temperatures have been declining since around
1995. Weather satellites all confirm this and it began to cause
consternation among a small group of scientists who, under the aegis of
the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
deliberately perverted climate data in order to foist the “global
warming” fraud on the world.
warming” is a fraud, Cap-and-Trade is a fraud.
The Obama administration, however, took power vowing to make war on the
sources of energy on which the nation depends for its electrical power
and transportation needs. Coal, which provides just over fifty percent
of all electrical power, is high on their list. Huge national reserves
of oil which provide gasoline and diesel for our transportation needs
continue to be restricted despite talk of “energy independence.” Even
natural gas is being subjected to efforts by the Environmental
Protection Agency efforts to thwart extraction.
The Obama administration is five votes or less away from destroying the
nation. As President Obama has said, “Electricity rates would
This is tantamount to treason.
As Taylor points out, “a 70% cut in carbon dioxide emissions would cause
gasoline prices to rise 145%, electricity prices would rise 129%, and
more than four million jobs would disappear. Average household income
would fall by nearly $7,000 each and every year” if Cap-and-Trade is
enacted. The bill calls for an 83% cut in emissions!
(I think the impact would be much worse than this.)
These projections are based on data from the U.S. Energy Information
Administration and from the Congressional Budget office.
A mere five votes or less could plunge the nation into poverty beyond
even the estimates of costs attributed to the unconstitutional
Healthcare bill. Our worst external enemies could not bring about such a
Cap-and-Trade is a nation killer.
© Alan Caruba, 2010
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