Thursday, July 9, 2009

Why Cap-and-Trade Will Fail

Even some very liberal Democrats in the Senate, just as in the House, are opposed to this monstrous, business-killing, anti-capitalist nonsense. Even old Senator Byrd, who admittedly represents a major coal producing state, comes down against President Obama's socialistic support of radical environmentalism.

Frankly, though it's not politically correct to admit it, most thinking people know this is a fad of the moment and is NOT REAL. It’s a power grab and a wealth grab—plain and simple. There is no global warming caused by mankind; it's ridiculous but has become this unassailable myth. Want to be ostracized by your liberal friends? Just dare say that global warming doesn't stand scientifically or in terms of commonsense. Just look at all the empirical data of the past two years that the media continually ignores. Just look at the fact that temperatures since 1998 (if you believe the baseline) have descended. Just look at the fact that Al Gore is a complete idiot.

The believer alarmists don't want their little boondoggle disturbed.

Byrd Blasts ‘Cap and Trade’

WHEELING - He is not yet back to work in the Senate chamber, but U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd is opposing "cap and trade" legislation pushed by the Obama administration.

The 91-year-old Byrd, D-W.Va., was released from an unidentified Washington, D.C. hospital last week after a month-long stay for a staph infection. He expects to return to the chamber before the Senate begins debate on "cap and trade" - which is tentatively set for this fall, according to Byrd's office.

"I cannot support the House bill in its present form," Byrd said in a statement. "I continue to believe that clean coal can be a 'green' energy. Those of us who understand coal's great potential in our quest for energy independence must continue to work diligently in shaping a climate bill that will ensure access to affordable energy for West Virginians. I remain bullish about the future of coal, and am so very proud of the miners who labor and toil in the coalfields of West Virginia."