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patriot45
07-01-2009, 09:54 AM
The democrats in action, they are an ambitious lot aren't they!?!
Actually all congress critters are.

Putting the screws to us! (http://townhall.com/columnists/DavidHarsanyi/2009/07/01/lets_do_something_--_anything?page=full&comments=true)



Facts. Costs. Consequences.

Who cares?

We're in the middle of pretending to save the planet, baby.

If it's about helping "the environment," suspend reason and salvation is yours. As I'm sure you've heard a lot of smart and compassionate folks tell you lately, doing something -- anything! -- is better than doing nothing.

So the House did something. It passed a "cap and trade" bill that would ration energy, destroy productive jobs, levy the largest tax increase in United States history and, for kicks, penalize foreign trade partners who fail to engage in comparable economic suicide.

Now, assuming there are no speed-reading clairvoyants in the House, no one who voted for the 1,200-page bill -- plus the 300-page amendment dropped the morning of the vote -- possibly could have read it.

And any scum-sucking scoundrel who points out that "doing nothing" already includes spending billions on renewable energies and living under thousands of regulations is, as New York Times columnist Paul Krugman shrewdly noted, a traitor to humankind.

Speaking of doing nothing: Though it has the potential to stagnate the economy, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, according to the Environmental Protection Agency itself, would not create any reductions in emissions by 2020. The piddling impact of the bill is documented across the ideological spectrum.

So after the House passed the bill, I, curious about the particulars, sent a query to Rep. Betsy Markey, D-Colo., because hers was one of the votes that put the bill over the top. Markey had been on the fence regarding cap and trade, so surely, she gave the bill a thorough once-over before voting. Not surprisingly, I received no reply.

When I later caught Markey swinging at softballs on television, I realized that she probably had been too busy boning up on her talking points to take the time to slog through 1,500 pages of a radical and generational shift in energy policy.

As terrible as this bill is -- and America's only hope is that a more reasonable Senate will kill it -- Markey and others have mastered the art of passing environmental legislation. Throw in "green jobs" or a "new energy economy" and you are golden. What kind of insensitive monster is going to stand in the way of a windmill?


Continued (http://townhall.com/columnists/DavidHarsanyi/2009/07/01/lets_do_something_--_anything?page=2)

Molon Labe
07-01-2009, 10:11 AM
When even Greenpeace and The congressional black caucus think this thing is all crap....then people should really pay attention.


Greenpeace joins Friends of the Earth, a coalition of 186 national and state leaders who oppose Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade (Tax) Bill, and The Congressional Black Caucus who are voicing concerns over a study released two days ago showing an overwhelming majority of African Americans are opposed to the Waxman-Markey energy bill based on the potential impact on the economy and minority households

http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/press-center/releases2/greenpeace-opposes-waxman-mark

and this:

http://theminorityreportblog.com/story/steve_foley/2009/06/26/greenpeace_joins_growing_opposition_to_pelosi_s_na tional_energy_tax

http://www.theminorityreportblog.com/story/steve_foley/2009/06/24/obama_pelosi_national_energy_tax_under_fire_majori ty_of_african_americans_oppose_climate_bill

All this thing is really designed to do is fill the government cofers with loot taken from the taxpayer.

ABC in Georgia
07-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Hi guys ...

I HAVE been doing something, been busy, busy, helping out with Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Parties here in Georgia for the 4th of July. Fighting the Cap and trade bill in the House ... to no avail, damn it!

Also fighting the take over of our Health Care System. Will give you the URL if requested, and if allowed to do so in here.

I cannot bear to just stand by and see this beloved, adopted country of mine go down the drain, without fighting back in any way that I can. I truly do fear the direction in which it is heading at such an alarming rate under the present administration from Hell!

Rarely have enough time to check in on CU anymore. Have a few scary health problems going on with both my hubby and I at the moment ... but is not stopping me from doing my bit to help out.

If I weren't such a lady (Ha! Ha! ... most of the time, at least!) I'd love to tell you, what I *really* think about the bastard- socialist- arrogant-does-indeed-know-what-he-is-doing-to-our-country-our-freedoms-and-our-economy-useful-puppet-on-a-string-Manchurian-Candidate, that-the- clueless- Dems- have- foisted- upon- us- President.

Just use your imagination guys, I DO know the words I would dearly love to use, but won't!

In the meantime ... God Bless America, and Have A Happy July Fourth!

~ American By Choice (ABC)

Rockntractor
07-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Hi guys ...

I HAVE been doing something, been busy, busy, helping out with Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Parties here in Georgia for the 4th of July. Fighting the Cap and trade bill in the House ... to no avail, damn it!

Also fighting the take over of our Health Care System. Will give you the URL if requested, and if allowed to do so in here.

I cannot bear to just stand by and see this beloved, adopted country of mine go down the drain, without fighting back in any way that I can. I truly do fear the direction in which it is heading at such an alarming rate under the present administration from Hell!

Rarely have enough time to check in on CU anymore. Have a few scary health problems going on with both my hubby and I at the moment ... but is not stopping me from doing my bit to help out.

If I weren't such a lady (Ha! Ha! ... most of the time, at least!) I'd love to tell you, what I *really* think about the bastard- socialist- arrogant-does-indeed-know-what-he-is-doing-to-our-country-our-freedoms-and-our-economy-useful-puppet-on-a-string-Manchurian-Candidate, that-the- clueless- Dems- have- foisted- upon- us- President.

Just use your imagination guys, I DO know the words I would dearly love to use, but won't!

In the meantime ... God Bless America, and Have A Happy July Fourth!

~ American By Choice (ABC)
Just check in for a couple of minutes every day.

Teetop
07-01-2009, 11:22 PM
American By Choice (ABC)

Obviously, you went through the legal "channels" to get your citizenship. Welcome, and I am happy you're an American! :D

(Dis-claimer; I don't care what nationality, race or religion you are.......Glad to have you here!)

ABC in Georgia
07-01-2009, 11:51 PM
Thanks Teetop.

Became American citizens back in 1980. Hubby and I both born in England, (during WW2) grew up and married in Canada, moved to the US and love it to pieces!

Have lived in Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas (Plano, to be exact), Englewood Florida, and now for the last year, in North Georgia.

Have endured earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and recently a bear in our front yard. Well not really a yard ... more like a mountain top, actually. :)

Thanks for the welcome, anyway!

~ ABC