24 Jun 09 -
Supported by outright lies by the President about “clean” or “renewable
energy”, and based on the greatest hoax of the modern era, “global
warming”, on Friday Congress is reportedly going to vote on the
1,200-page Waxman-Markey “Cap and Trade” bill (H.R. 2454).
It would impose a huge tax on the provision and use of electricity in
Energy is the most vital resource America has and we have enjoyed
abundant and affordable energy for our long history. That will all
change if the Waxman-Markey bill becomes law.
There is no, “global warming.” The Earth is presently ten years into a
cooling cycle and it is predicted to last a very long time.
you already know, I think we're headed into an ice age. What a
dumb-headed time to be
fighting non-existent "global warming."
dioxide “a pollutant” is a lie. All vegetation on Earth is dependent on
carbon dioxide. Putting Limits on carbon dioxide emissions is idiocy and
For the nearly six months since President Obama assumed office and in
league with the majority Democrat Party in Congress, the actions taken
to date appear to have a single purpose, the destruction of the nation’s
The Waxman-Markey bill is villainy on a grand scale.
It is no accident that President Obama and his acolytes keep calling for
“clean energy”, “energy independence”, and babbling endlessly about
“green jobs” as the real jobs of Americans are systematically destroyed.
Upon taking office, Obama rescinded the executive order to permit
exploration of the nation’s offshore continental shelf for the wealth of
oil and natural gas it possesses.
It is no accident that his Secretary of the Interior unilaterally
cancelled 77 oil and gas leases or that, on March 25, the House of
Representatives passed the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
that adds two million more acres of wilderness to the 107 million acres
already “protected” by the federal government.
It is estimated that 300 million barrels of oil and 8.8 trillion cubic
feet of natural gas lie beneath these “protected” acres. The government
owns 607 million acres of land in a nation founded on the belief in the
sanctity and power of private property, the keystone of capitalism.
Even if the bill were to become law, it totally ignores the fact that
all the other nations of the Earth will continue to generate “greenhouse
gases.” The United Nations Kyoto Protocol, intended to reduce these
gases, purposefully exempted China, India, and all undeveloped nations.
Its limits are, by definition, meaningless.
The Waxman-Markey bill will, by 2035, reduce the aggregate domestic
product (GDP) by an estimated $7.4 trillion. Our present annual GDP is
about $14 trillion. It is estimated to destroy 844,000 jobs on average
with peak years seeing unemployment rise by over 1,900,000 jobs. It will
raise electricity rates 90% after adjusting for inflation. Prices for
gasoline and natural gas will rise by 74% and 55% respectively.
This bill will impoverish Americans and destroy the nation.
Out of 307 million Americans, I seriously doubt that more than a
relative handful know what Cap-and-Trade means or that it is even being
debated, but they, their children, and their grandchildren will, by the
actions of this Congress, live in a very different, very costly America.
The Democrats in Congress and the present occupant of the White House,
by their actions, must hate America. They pose the greatest threat to
its future that has ever existed in our history.
Call, write, fax, and email your representatives in Congress. Let them
know you will not stand by idly as they destroy America.
Alan Caruba writes
a daily blog at
http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com and a weekly commentary at
http://www.anxietycenter.com, the website of The National Anxiety