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Republicans on Saturday attacked the climate change proposal crafted by congressional Democrats and endorsed by President Barrack Obama as doing little to reduce global warming while saddling Americans with high energy costs.
Yes yes, someone finally telling the truth about this.
"The cost for all American taxpayers will be certain, huge, and immediate. Any benefits are extremely uncertain, minuscule, and decades distant," maintains Daniels.
Something I already know, but more information the better! Anyone else liking the GOP just a tiny bit more right now?
"The national energy tax imposed by Speaker Pelosi's climate change bill would double electric bills here in Indiana, working a severe hardship on low income families, but that's only where the damage starts," says Daniels. "In a state where we like to make things, like steel and autos and RVs, it would cost us countless jobs. ... Our farmers and livestock producers would see their costs skyrocket. and our coal miners would be looking for new work."
Congressional Republicans said that instead of a mandatory cap on pollution, they want to expand domestic oil and gas development, using some of the proceeds for renewable energy development, expansion of nuclear energy and more support for research into ways to capture carbon from coal burning.
The Democratic bill also would devote billions of dollars to carbon capture research and would require utilities to generate at least 12 percent of their power from renewable energy.
In Europe, the world’s leading emissions trading scheme commenced in 2005. The first phase of “ETS” ran two years, from 2005 to 2007. The result? Carbon dioxide emissions actually increased some 1.9 percent over that period.
Since most estimates indicate a cap and trade scheme would increase the costs of fuel somewhere between $0.30 and $0.40 a gallon, the real question is will this money be reinvested in transportation?
Aviation produces less than 3 percent of the world’s CO2. Aviation has also improved its fuel efficiency without any government intervention by 70 percent over the past four decades.
Not yet mentioned is the likely effect of vehicle down-sizing on highway fatalities. Safety experts estimate that even the 1975 fuel efficiency standards increased fatalities on US roads by some 2,000 lives a year. "Blood for oil"?
While the Air Transport Association (ATA) and our airlines are strong supporters of improved greenhouse gas (GHG) efficiency and have an exceptional track record to back that up, we have grave concerns about the application of one-size-fits-all cap-and-trade legislation to airlines. Such legislation – including that proposed in the Waxman-Markey Discussion Draft – would operate as an additional tax on aviation, siphoning away the very funds that the airlines need to invest in new aircraft and other advances that have allowed the U.S. airlines to improve their fuel and GHG efficiency by 110 percent since 1978.
Just a few days ago we looked at the extensive report from the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine which showed the correlation between temperature change and solar activity. Not only does current science show this, but the examination of historical climate data shows up-and-down climate cycles across the earth long before SUVs and power plants were ever dreamed of.
Just yesterday Space Daily featured an article about the recent diminished solar activity:
According to the forecast, the sun should remain generally calm for at least another year. From a research point of view, that’s good news because solar minimum has proven to be more interesting than anyone imagined. Low solar activity has a profound effect on Earth’s atmosphere, allowing it to cool and contract.
There is a well-publicized campaign around the world to reverse the alleged impact of mankind on the world's climate. This campaign includes proposed destructive taxation on the very businesses, and the population as a result, that mankind depends on for its well being and survival. Cap and trade, or carbon taxes, will cause the prices of most things that the population uses to be increased substantially. By the time an ear of corn gets put into a can and onto the shelf at the store, it will have been taxed at least eight times. Seed suppliers, farmers, transporters, storage facilities, processors, packagers, wholesalers, distribution centers, and everyone else involved will have greater energy costs that they will be forced to pass on to the consumer. You can expect that can of corn, peas, carrots, green beans, loaf of bread, and everything else that you consume to cost 50% more.
If Jesus Christ himself proposed something and Obama supported it the GOP would be against it simply because Obama liked it.
Originally posted by RRconservative
If Jesus Christ proposed something, Obama would wait until Mohammad chimed in as not to offend his Muslim buddies. "We are not a Christian Nation"....remember!