The TRUE Cost of "Cap and Trade"

Documenting the coming economic collapse, thanks to Obama and "global warming."

More environmental scare-mongering July 12, 2009

Remember how, after 9/11, liberals attacked former President Bush for “fear mongering” in dealing with radical Islam (which has said, time and again, that it wants to destroy the West and subjugate the world under an Islamic theocracy and shari’a law)…but then they turn around and do the same thing.

Sen. Barbara Boxer warns (as radical environmentalists have for years, having been proven wrong time and again) that the world is going to end if they don’t tax the very air we breathe:

From Yahoo! News:

WASHINGTON — If the Senate doesn’t pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.

She says there’s a huge upside, however, if the Senate does act: millions of clean-energy jobs, reduced reliance on foreign oil and less pollution for the nation’s children.

Boxer is engaged in her biggest sales job ever. The stakes couldn’t be higher as she faces one of the toughest high-profile acts of her lengthy career: getting Congress to sign off on historic legislation to lower greenhouse-gas emissions.

“For Barbara Boxer , it’s both the opportunity and a challenge of a lifetime,” said Frank O’Donnell , the president of Clean Air Watch .

As the Senate’s top-ranked environmentalist, Boxer heads the influential committee that began hearings on the issue this week. She’s aiming to get her panel to pass a bill by the end of September. For months now, she’s been meeting with senators one on one and hosting a group of about 30 senators for “Tuesday at 12” meetings to develop a strategy to win 60 votes, enough to overcome a Republican filibuster.

With a House of Representatives bill already approved, all eyes are on Boxer, who must overcome plenty of skepticism on Capitol Hill among her fellow Democrats.

That skepticism is justified.  Why?  A few things (courtesy Green Hell Blog):

And more at Global Warming Hoax.  Also remember the EPA report that was held back until after the House voted on cap and trade.  It would almost seem as if radical environmentalists are…hiding something.  Doesn’t it?

They are.  They are attempting to create a climate of panic, fear, and urgency in order to have your obedience in turning over control of your life to them and their radical agenda.

DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN.

Contact the Senate.

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Next target: the Internet

Filed under: Cap and Trade News — Amy Curtis @ 9:44 pm

From CNN.com:

(CNN) — Twenty milligrams; that’s the average amount of carbon emissions generated from the time it took you to read the first two words of this article.

Now, depending on how quickly you read, around 80, perhaps even 100 milligrams of C02 have been released. And in the several minutes it will take you to get to the end of this story, the number of milligrams of greenhouse gas emitted could be several thousand, if not more.

This may not seem like a lot: “But in aggregate, if you consider all the people visiting a web site and then all the seconds that each of them spends on it, it turns out to be a large number,” says Dr. Alexander Wissner-Gross, an Environmental Fellow at Harvard University who studies the environmental impact of computing.

Wissner-Gross estimates every second someone spends browsing a simple web site generates roughly 20 milligrams of C02. Whether downloading a song, sending an email or streaming a video, almost every single activity that takes place in the virtual environment has an impact on the real one.

As millions more go online each year some researchers say the need to create a green Internet ecosystem is not only imperative but also urgent.

I repeat a question I asked earlier: What part of your life isn’t subject to radical environmentalists’ agenda?

 

How cap and trade costs jobs

Filed under: Cap and Trade News,Contacting Politicians — Amy Curtis @ 10:13 am

Of politicians, for now.

From Michelle Malkin, news that Rep. Mark Kirk (IL) is seriously considering dropping out of the race to win Obama’s vacant Senate seat:

Illinois media outlets are reporting that GOP Rep. Mark Kirk — a member of the GOP Cap and Tax 8 — is dropping out of the running for President Obama’s Senate seat.

I say good. The Republicans need a candidate who can actually distinguish himself from his job-killing, junk science-peddling opponents.

And yes, it looks like the cap-and-tax protests made a difference, according to the Washington Post.

Good

In case you need a reminder, Rep. Kirk was one of 8 GOP Congressional reps that voted for the cap and trade bill that would cripple the American economy, destroy your family budget, and probably cost you your job.

Contact the Senate. Keep the pressure on Senators to tell them to STOP this bill now.

 

Cap and tax delayed until September July 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy Curtis @ 12:49 pm

Michelle Malkin reports:

Evidence that the global warming zealots are feeling the heat: The Senate Democrats have decided to delay action on cap-and-tax until after the August recess.

Your calls and faxes are not in vain. Keep it up:

The primary U.S. Senate committee responsible for writing climate change legislation will delay its work until September, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer said on Thursday.

Boxer, who earlier this week said she wanted her committee to finish writing its portion of legislation mandating reductions in carbon dioxide emissions before an early August recess, told reporters that instead, “We’ll do it as soon as we get back” in September.

The delay could be a setback to President Barack Obama, who wants quick congressional action on a climate change bill.

This is GLORIOUS NEWS.  But that doesn’t mean we can sit back and relax.  Contact the Senate.  Keep telling them this is a bill that will hurt the economy, hurt American families, fail to make any significant impact, and is based on faulty, politically-driven science.

 

Let’s get to work… July 7, 2009

Filed under: Cap and Trade News,Contacting Politicians — Amy Curtis @ 8:45 am

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July.

But now it’s time to put our noses to the grindstone and really focus on stopping cap and trade in the Senate.  Michelle Malkin kicks off the hard work with this post, detailing who we need to target in the Senate to stop this catastrophe of a bill:

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee begins hearings on Tuesday.

Spruiell and Williamson have an excellent rundown of Waxman-Markey’s garden of piggish delights. The unions get a cap-and-pay-off. Heritage must-read research and analysis here.

Which senators to target? Here:

Democrats and the two independents who caucus with them control 60 Senate seats. But more than a dozen have expressed concern over costs. They include Democrats from industry-heavy Ohio and Michigan, coal-dependent Indiana and oil-rich Louisiana.

Only a few Republicans appear open to emissions limits, notably two moderates from Maine — Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe — and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who championed emissions limits in his presidential campaign (though he has expressed reservations about the House bill).

The Senate bill will emerge from several committees — including the finance, foreign relations, commerce and agriculture committees — with dramatically different memberships and priorities.

The energy committee already has approved its chunk with wide bipartisan support. It includes a requirement to produce more electricity from renewable sources, but also expands drilling — a possible deal-breaker for environmentalists.

Boxer’s committee will center its work on cap and trade. The House bill would cut U.S. emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83% by 2050. Environmentalists expect Boxer, who said she was “looking closely” at those limits, to strengthen them.

And one Senator to focus on is failed presidential candidate John McCain (AZ), who has – sadly – bought into this global warming hysteria hook, line, and sinker.

CONTACT THE SENATE HERE.

Contact John McCain at one of his several offices:

Phoenix Office:
5353 North 16th Street
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: 602-952-2410
Fax: 602-952-8702

Tempe Office:
4703 South Lakeshore Drive
Suite 1
Tempe, AZ 85282
Main: 480-897-6289
Fax: 480-897-8389

Tucson Office:
407 West Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: 520-670-6334
Fax: 520-670-6637

Washington Office:
241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2235
Fax: 202-228-2862

A gentle reminder, perhaps, that this is one of the reasons a lot of conservatives were underwhelmed by McCain’s candidacy is in order.

And here is another list of Senators to target (via Temple of Mut).

 

Gone for the 4th of July… July 3, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy Curtis @ 11:17 am

Taking some time off to enjoy the 4th of July with my family.

If there’s a Tea Party in the area, I might pop in for a while and this is what I’ll be putting on my sign:

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Happy 4th to you and yours.

 

Offsetting energy costs

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy Curtis @ 11:16 am

From Kate at Small Dead Animals:

“The bill (H.R. 2454) requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide monthly cash payments, or “energy stamps”, to low-income households for their estimated “loss in their purchasing power” resulting from the Democrats’ national energy tax. The bill establishes a national standard of eligibility (covering everyone under 150% of the poverty line). Energy stamps would reach an estimated 65 million individuals (about 20 percent of all US residents) – making it a larger program than welfare, food stamps, or even Medicaid. (H.R. 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, Sec. 431, p. 1193)”

So for the hardworking Americans who make over 150% of the poverty level, you’re S.O.L.   Utility bills up 100%?  Tough.  Deal with it.  Gas at $6.00/gallon?  Too bad.  Food prices doubled?  Eat less.

Because the government will make sure some people aren’t forced into making such tough decisions.