Sunday, June 1, 2008

Why the November Presidential Election Doesn't Matter - Part 1

Keep your eyes on the U.S. Senate this week as "our" elected representatives debate a global warming bill sharply limiting emissions of greenhouse gasses.  The bill, according to an article in today's Christian Science Monitor, would require emissions to be cut 19% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 71% by 2050.  It would create carbon-emission credits and a huge new federal bureaucracy to administer it.  If only the technology existed to meet these goals - but it doesn't.

This is a gorgeous example of politicians legislating the impossible in order to make themselves look good.  They can claim to be combating the villain of the era - global warming - without actually having to do anything.  At least not anything productive.

What the bill would actually do is stick it to you and me.  According to Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), the bill would cost each family of four in his state an additional $3,298.00 per year in household costs and raise taxes by $1 trillion over the next ten years.  Brilliant!  Just what our economy needs, don't you think?

We do have a temporary reprieve in place . . . President Bush opposes this piece of junk but guess what . . . Barack Obama doesn't . . . Hillary Clinton doesn't . . . and John McCain doesn't.  So when it comes to global warming, it really doesn't matter which of them wins in November.


Anonymous said...

Interesting article here. Even environmentalists are fighting the growing trend towards biofuels.

Dameon said...

Oops. That was me. Accidentally hit enter whilst typing my name.