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Get ready the push for Cap and Trade cometh!

Well Harry Reid is at it again.  He is getting ready to clear the legislative calendar to make a push for Cap and Trade.  Yes that’s right, here we go again.  As you all recall the Democrats successfully rammed ObamaCare down our throats when it looked like it was dead after the election of Scott Brown.  Many of us felt that the Scott Brown win should have stopped ObamaCare in its tracks.  How wrong we were.  And now we’re finding out that the concerns expressed by the critics about the law were spot-on.

Then just last week we heard that the Financial Reform bill was in trouble and Harry Reid was hoping to work out some sort of deal to get to the magic number of 60.  Well he didn’t need to work very hard thanks to three RINOs that crossed over and helped the Democrats pass one of the biggest wealth redistribution free market killing bills of all time.  This 2,300 page monster has all kinds of goodies that protect the established and sticks it to Main Street.  Wait a minute we’re Main Street.  Oh and by the way Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac not even in the bill…nice.

So now here we are less than four months away from the November elections and scary Harry wants to completely destroy our economy before the year’s end.  The pundits and media believe he faces an uphill battle, but strangely I have heard this talk before and it sounds eerily similar to the language that whirled around ObamaCare and the Financial Reform bill.  Don’t take my word read the excerpt from the AP.

AP via Newsmax: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats will meet Thursday to seek “a way forward.” Several colleagues said he faces an uphill hike. 

So they wish to “seek a way forward.”  Basically what that means is they want to get a feel for how many Senators have a price and what it is.  This is going to go the way of sleazy backdoor deals and when we all think the bill is dead…bam, they will cobble up just enough votes and pass it with zero votes to spare.  I warned that they would try this in my post “Progressives’ high-water mark” back in April.  The sad thing about this bill is it does nothing to help the environment as they so profess.  Instead it creates a carbon credit trading scheme that every American will pay for in some way or another.  It redistributes our wealth while exempting China and India from playing under the same restrictive rules that will apply towards American companies.  If you don’t already see where this is going I’ll clue you in.  American companies that are not energy related but are in some way impacted by this Cap and Trade scam are going to simply pack up their profits and move towards the more business friendly pastures of China and India, costing us millions of jobs.  Additionally energy companies will pass their increased costs to provides us energy on to the consumer.  What economically sane individual would think this is a good idea for our nation…my guess in none.  So why is the Obama administration so determined to push this jobs killing bill through, especially now with our economy showing no significant signs of life?  I’m not sure. 

The one thing I do know is that this scheme is something that the Democrats have had on their radar for awhile now.  It was set back with the climategate scandal, but now appears to have new life due to the BP oil spill.  But the truth is the Democrats are coming to the realization that they are in serious trouble this November and like a wounded animal appear to be unpredictable and dangerous.  They know that if they don’t pass it now, the chances of passing it in the future are slim to none.  This is why I believe that there is a good chance that they will ram this through.  And you can bet the bank that Obama will sign it.  Never count Harry out.  He has found a way to get controversial bills pushed through and I believe he will make run at this one. 

Below is a clip about what the President said about Cap and Trade in his own words.

Now with the Bush tax cuts on target to expire at the turn of the year, how is this going to help matters economically speaking?  It’s not!  In fact it is going to make it much worse.  Please call your Senator and tell him or her that Cap and Trade is not right for America, not now, not ever. 

Liberty forever, freedom for all! 


Filed under: 2010 elections, Cap and Trade, Democrats, Harry Reid

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  • Matt July 21, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    Cap and Trade=Cloward-Piven. It's meant to be the kill shot for the economy. It will create the mother of all redistributive crises. The additional costs, which will be considerable, will kill industry, and all the jobs that go with it. The increased consumer costs will cause more and more bankruptcies. With the economy in shambles, the Democrats will feel able to justify totalitarianism to deal wit the crisis. As a result, more and more people will be dependent on the government for their survival. Once that power is acquired, it will never be relinquished.

  • The Born Again American July 21, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    Matt nailed it… These people are "Hell Bent" on destroying this country…

    I'm not sure what a Republican controlled Congress and Senate can do to repeal all the damage that has been perpetrated on the American public, but we need to make sure they have the chance to try… Remember 11/2/10 TAKE OUT THE TRASH…

  • Trestin July 21, 2010 at 7:57 AM

    I am reminded of something Rocky the flying squirrel said to Bull Winkle:
    "Again? But, that trick never works."

  • Ron Russell July 21, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    John, you could very well be right. They will continue to push this craziness as long as they have the votes and with Barack in the White House these insane measures will stand despite the losses they will suffer this fall. The only hope is to gain the House and cut off funding, as all such matters must originate there.

  • John Carey July 21, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Matt you are so right! Cap and Trade is a Cloward-Piven special and has the potential to collapse the system and this is what the progressives need to happen to blame capitalism and usher in a new era of control. It scares the heck out of me.

  • John Carey July 21, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    BO I'm not sure a Republican controlled congress will do much anything. There are too many establishment types that are ok with big government.

  • John Carey July 21, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Funny Trestin. Or hey Rocky…watch me pull a rabbit our of my hat.

  • John Carey July 21, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    I don't think Barack Obama cares about "his" party because I don't believe his is what you would call a traditional Democrat Ron. He is more a progressive than anything that is associated with the Democratic party. So of the blue dogs get beat he probably views it more as a purge than anything else. There are enough progressive Republicans he will be able to work with.