Bingo. Here it is, the ultimate goal of the "green" agenda finally realized.
I am so surprised - it is actually about making more MONEY!! I thought they were interested in saving the earth! I wasn't sure how they were going to control emissions in south America and Asia, but at least we're doing our part.
(this trinket stolen from our own GhostTX in the "Obama's rich supporters... thread)
"Mr. Obama's biggest proposed tax increase is the cap-and-trade system of requiring businesses to buy carbon dioxide emission permits. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the proposed permit auctions would raise about $80 billion a year and that these extra taxes would be passed along in higher prices to consumers. Anyone who drives a car, uses public transportation, consumes electricity or buys any product that involves creating CO2 in its production would face higher prices."
This could be what destroys his presidency and popularity the fastest. Criminal electric bills will destroy the low income and middle class segments.
1/19/09, the last day of Free America.
Pericles "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. "
"[T]he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." --Samuel Adams