I was going to mention this Washington times piece on Barack Obama’s climate plan yesterday… But I had the feeling if I waited one or more of our genius politicians would say something stupid.
Enter Democratic Sens. John F. Kerry and Barbara Boxer:
Democratic Sens. John Kerry and Barbara Boxer told CNSNews.com that the nation must adopt the Obama administration’s cap-and-trade proposal to reduce carbon emissions, even if it results in massive increases in gasoline and electricity prices.
When CNSNews.com asked the Massachusetts Democrat whether the country could afford cap-and-trade during the recession, Kerry responded, “Yes, yes, yes, and yes.” He added: “The cap and trade system is – in fact – going to help us kick our economy back into gear.
“It’s a win-win in so many different ways, we can’t afford not to do it,” Kerry said.
When CNSNews.com confronted the former Democratic presidential nominee with admissions from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and White House budget chief Peter Orszag that the plan would most certainly raise energy prices for Americans – Kerry maintained his support for the controversial initiative.
Lord help us… As the Washington Times reported yesterday “President Obama’s climate plan could cost industry close to $2 trillion, nearly three times the White House’s initial estimate of the so-called “cap-and-trade” legislation, according to Senate staffers who were briefed by the White House.”
The sad reality is that Pres. Obama’s cap-and-trade plan likely will cripple our economy… The resulting increases in energy prices will ultimately trickle down throughout the economy in the form of higher prices on all sorts of goods and services at a time when we can least afford them.
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