Friday, June 26, 2009

They Did It

The House of Representatives just crapped all over every American taxpayer. The cap and trade penalty bill didn't pass by much but pass it did.

If you are concerned as I am about the future of this country, perhaps you can draw a little comfort from the words of Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe :

"Between the years of 1998 and 2005, I was the only member of the United States Senate who would take on what I call ‘the Hollywood elitists’ and the United Nations on this hoax called global warming and I went through seven years of purgatory on that issue.

“But now I’ve been redeemed and the vast majority of the scientific community has now said Inhofe’s right and the United Nations is wrong and those individuals … have now said ‘no, the science is not there and these are natural cycles.”

Inhofe promises that this bill will die in the Seante. The Democrats dod not have enough votes to break an anticipated filibuster by the Republicans, but he also said that:

all the hubbub in the House was over Pelosi’s desire to attend a conference in Copenhagen and be able to stand up and say, “Oh, we’ve passed this out of the House and we’re going to lead the way in America but it’s not going to pass the Senate.”

[...]“MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the Wharton School of Economics came out with an analysis of what this is. They said that the range is between $330 and $350 billion a year. That translates in Oklahoma to $3,200 per family. Everyone who’s reading this story right now, that would be a tax increase of over $3,000 per family. I can give you all the documentation on that.”

Hopefully what Inhofe says will come to pass.

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