Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Senate Dems Want Obama to Take Charge of Climate (World Tax) Bill

Senate Dems want Obama to take charge of climate bill; USA Today

Most Senate Democrats want President Obama to take the lead on a climate change bill that is edging closer to the Senate floor, POLITICO reports.

The Obama administration said Tuesday it postponed a meeting set for today with senators to discuss the process for passing energy and climate legislation this year, Reuters reports. No date was given for the rescheduled gathering.

"I think it's pretty clear we have to do something," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told POLITICO. "The question is what do we do. Now a lot of that depends on what the White House is going to do to help us get something done."

Obama has another meeting today with Gen. Stanley McChrystal after the top commander in the Afghan war made controversial remarks in a magazine article.

The House narrowly passed legislation last June that would curb greenhouse gases 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. It would take 60 votes in the Senate to pass a bill that creates a higher price on carbon emissions.

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told ABC Sunday that Obama's three main goals for energy legislation were reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil, making investments in clean energy technology and dealing with carbon pollution.



Comment
: The march toward the global tax will not stop until we devolve the power consolidated in Washington. The first step to this realization is the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

2 comments:

danq said...

Still pushing global warming, eh?

Here's what they're saying now: global warming happens in North Pole, which results in unstable weather of all temperatures around the world (such as snow on the ground in all 50 states last year) but overall the instability will result in a rise of 4 degrees globally.

What's wrong with that? Plus, how are you gonna prove that? It's like proving a horoscope: are you better off than you otherwise would be if the day's already over?

BTW, I wrote an article on my blog (click on my name), will probably post it to the Yahoo group soon, which challenges recent arguments about Twitter, Facebook, and Murdoch's Myspace making blogs outdated, by applying each amendment in the Bill of Rights to prove that you have more freedom with blogs. Not "too" long and worth a read.

stephenhopkins said...

It's doubtful the whole global warming scam is going to end anytime soon. There's too much potential tax revenue available for the political class to play with, so they won't stop until they get it. Until the American people wake up and realize "green" is the new "red" what's left to our prosperity is lost.