Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cap and Tax Craters

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That sound you heard earlier today was the sound of a million liberal skulls exploding in unison. They got a watered down (yet still horrific) healthcare bill, Gitmo is still open, Obama increased troops in Afghanistan instead of bringing them home and now the Dems are selling them out on their long-held and most desired wet dream:

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate is shelving efforts to pass legislation that would limit emissions of heat-trapping gases linked to climate change, dealing a major blow to one of President Barack Obama's top priorities.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said Thursday that neither he nor the White House had persuaded 60 senators to support even a limited proposal seeking to restrict emission from electric-power companies. Mr. Reid offered no timetable for action on such a bill, but said Democrats would continue trying to build support for such legislation.

Mr. Reid said the party's leadership will push instead for more limited legislation, aimed at holding oil giant BP PLC "accountable" for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Specifically, he said the measure would include a provision to remove the cap on economic damages paid to residents and small businesses by oil companies after oil spills. Mr. Reid said the bill would also include incentives to encourage the production and purchase of vehicles fueled by natural gas, and to fund various land and water-conservation programs.
It's all bullshit as anyone with a brain knows. The public has no patience for a new law that will increase energy prices potentially 30-50%, will cause a drastic rise in consumer prices, destroy what ever profits small business makes and, in light of the Climategate scandal, will probably serve no good purpose.

Reid knew full-well that this bill would have been used like a club to beat incumbent Dems with and would have ensured the loss of both chambers.

Sorry libs, greens and watermelons (green on the outside and red on the inside) but your dream of forcing us to pay exorbitant prices for energy have taken a backseat in the name of politics.

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