Cap and Trade is the most evil idea ever hatched by man. If man had anything to do with “global warming” or “climate change” (and I don’t believe, for a second, man does) Cap and Trade would do nothing to reverse it. Even the supporters of Cap and Trade admit that. What it would do is devastate every family in this country and the poorest will be devastated the most. It will also destroy our economy and drive more companies overseas. It will turn America into a third world country, while China, India and other third world countries become prosperous. I believe, that’s the point. There are those (many of them Czars in this administration) who believe, in the name of “social justice”, America needs to have it’s wealth redistributed to the poor countries of the world. But haven’t we been giving foreign aid to countries around the world? And haven’t their leaders been lining their pockets with it rather than using it to improve the lives of their citizens? How is that America’s fault?
We have an abundance of cheap, reliable sources of energy. We have enough oil to supply our own needs forever. We need more power plants but environmentalists have prevented us from building the cheapest and most reliable source of energy, nuclear. And have prevented us from drilling our own oil…..which has resulted in America having to buy oil from countries who hate us. In France 80% of it’s energy comes from nuclear power plants and they haven’t had a single accident.
What Cap and Trade will do is make energy unaffordable. It will force Americans to use more expensive, less reliable forms of energy. The general public doesn’t realize how much land would be required for all the windmills and solar panels required to supply the amount of energy we need. And whose land are they going to use? Are they going to use “eminent domain” to take yours? We will be forced not only to pay more for energy but we won’t have enough. Obama, himself, said that if his energy plan is implemented “the cost of energy will skyrocket”. Can you afford to pay $8.00 or $10.00 a gallon for gas for your car? Can you afford to pay triple what you pay for electricity? Some people argue that we’ll never developement alternative sources of energy unless forced to. I’m all for developing new sources fo energy and adding them to our existing sources as they become as reliable and inexpensive. But, that is not what the liberals have in mind. The Cap and Trade bill requires us to reduce CO2 emissions 80%. Does anyone have any idea what that would require? Joel Rogers of the Apollo Alliance, said in a speech that if we stopped using ALL energy, no cars, no electricity, no coal, no natural gas, no energy of any kind, it would only decrease CO2 by 60% or so. This has nothing to do with CO2. Do you believe God created a world where the gas we breath out and plants breath in, the gas necessary for life, would be a pollutant”? We are being conned.
Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” said CO2 caused the temperature to rise. The actual truth is that CO2 levels increase following an increase in temperature, NOT the other way around. The “inconvenient truth” for Al Gore is that the temperature has actually been decreasing the last ten years. And if Al were correct, right now as a result of the Iceland volcano eruption which put more CO2 in the atmosphere in the first two days than man has in his entire existence, the temperature should be skyrocketing (like his hocky stick graph), the polar caps melting and the coastal cities under water. When Al was Vice-President he was worth $3 million. He flies around the world with his “Sky is Falling” propaganda, uses more energy than most cities and just bought a $9 million house in my hometown, Santa Barbara. Doesn’t it make you wonder why those telling the rest of us we must conserve energy feel no obligation to do so themselves?