Sunday, June 28, 2009

Climate Change Bill Narrowly Passes House

Well, read it and weep. As everyone who's paying even a little attention knows, the House narrowly passed the "Cap and Tax" bill Friday. Several Republicans actually voted FOR it: one representative from California, one from Delaware, several from New Jersey, Washington, Illinois and New York (does this surprise anyone?).

This bill is not really about the climate. It's simply an excuse to levy more taxes and enable the government to collect more money. If this monstrosity passes the Senate, the "climate crisis" crowd may wake up and smell the coffee when it hits them in the wallet, as it most certainly will. I'm not holding my breath though; the "true believers" have made up their minds and a little thing like factual information is not going to get in the way of their beliefs.

The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about how a similar scenario went down in Australia. A politician from the Australian Senate contacted the Obama administration for reassurance about the science of global warming. When no such assurance was forthcoming, he voted against the Australian bill.

Apparently, there's growing skepticism about the reality of global warming, and this could account in part for the rush to push through a bill that no one has actually read. I believe that voters should throw every single one of the dolts who voted for this out of office! 2010 should be an interesting year!

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