Sunday, June 13, 2010

Senate Votes Present on Cap & Trade

The Senate has voted to enact a useless form of taxation and regulation upon it's citizenry, called Cap & Trade.  Is it any surprise that the Gulf of Mexico has been left to environmental devastation?  There is "NO" environmental benefit from Cap & Trade taxation and regulation.  It empowers the EPA.  It enriches the Federal Government.  It enriches all of the players who were involved in the economic crash of 2008.  It does nothing for the average citizens of the United States except increase the costs of everything they do in their daily lives, while further jeopardizing their job security.
Yours in Truth  ;-)  Shelly

Cap and trade - narrow graphic
On June 10, the Senate voted by a margin of 53-47 not to block the EPA from imposing a cap-and-trade style energy rationing plan. Without Congress having acted, the EPA  will now continue imposing a carbon-permitting regime.
As the Examiner points out, this is an intentional abdication of legislative authority:
Fifty three of the Senate’s 59 Democrats gave unelected, overpaid bureaucrats at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a green light yesterday to do pretty much whatever they choose in their quixotic crusade against global warming. All 41 Republicans and six brave Democrats voted for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s resolution nullifying the EPA’s recent usurpation of authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate the U.S. economy to combat greenhouse gases. Thankfully, this craven surrender of congressional authority isn’t the last word on the issue, assuming that the November elections produce a Senate with enough backbone to reassert the legislature’s rightful power.
The last line is critical. While this Congress will not stop the new regulations from the EPA, future Congresses still can. When you consider the candidates running for Congress in your district, and for the Senate from your state, consider where they stand on energy rationing. Did your Senator support the Murkowski resolution? Has your Representative cosponsored the House resolution to block the EPA move? Find out, and remember when you go to the polls
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