Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mutiny on Climate Bill

Yay! More and more sensible people are coming out of the wood work—even moderate Democrats, willing to fight against something their constituents DO NOT WANT! I know Obama and the Democrats won control of the federal government, but they were NOT elected as a monarchy (though it appears they believe they were). A good, swift slap in the face from the American voter will put them in their place.

Dem mutiny on climate bill grows, says Peterson

More and more Democrats are ready to vote against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s climate change bill, according to a congressional committee chairman who opposes his leader.

The House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said Wednesday that he’s at an impasse with the lead sponsor of a climate change bill strongly backed by Pelosi (D-Calif.), and that his list of Democratic members who would join him in voting against the measure is growing rather than shrinking.

“We’re stuck,” Peterson said regarding a clash he’s had with House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) over a number of issues in the bill. “And there’s a lot of issues that haven’t even come up yet.”