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.

2 comments:

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.