Global Warming Senate BillSubmitted by FireTeamforFreedom on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 09:01
The Senate seems pretty intent on passing this legislation today. So be prepared for more government ahead.
CSPAN had a bit of a debate between David Kreutzer of the Heritage Foundation and Steve Cochran of the Environmental Defense Fund. Mr. Cochran is advocating passing the current Senate Bill.
A couple points I'd like to make:
1. The Cap and Trade bill is similar to the one instituted in Europe which has shown no progress and has had numerous cases of fraud already.
2. If our government was interested in stopping Global warming how about first cleaning up its own act first. Removing the subsidizing the oil and automotive business, removing regulation that stamps out competition would be a great start.
3. Practicing a non-interventionist foreign policy would substantial decrease the amount of oil the military uses
4. Remove trade agreements that reward pollutors
I can go on. But my point is the government is not really concerned about the problem. They're just looking for another way to tax the people.
Who is the only group that doesn't have a lobbyist in Washington? The average American.
Free markets are the solution. If there is a real problem all that needs to be done is put it in front of the American people and we can innovate a solution. Since the Federal government has started its massive growth... innovation has been dampened. Most of today's economy was dreamed up over a century ago when Americans were free of the government burden... since then, large corporations have stifled innovation by using the government.
And thats what this global warming bill is really about. Big multi-national corporations vs. American innovation, individuals and small business.