Friday, June 26, 2009

Climate Bill -- Trojan Horse or Snake Oil

With regrets, the House passed the Waxman-Markey climate-change bill, 219-212. Mostly along party lines.

The American Clean Energy and Security Act has as its stated objective to create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution and transition to a clean energy economy. Seems worthy but like just about everything the federal government does will be a massive failure at a huge cost.

Although last minute compromises helped tame the legislation, it will be an enormous burden to businesses, cost the average American more than was anticipated, and will do nothing to control climate.

I am all for good stewardship over our country. We should be concerned about pollution. I want energy Independence and security. But the whole man-made global warming is "the worst scientific scandal in history." It is based on a "new religion," not of traditional divinity rather environmental paganism.

Whereas other countries are re-evaluating the science and backing aways from massive legislation, America is steaming forward, based on erroneous information. The politicians in power have never allowed facts to get in the way of some doing-something-about-it-legislation.

Another sad day for America as we drift quicker and quicker into mediocrity.

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