Sigh. The largest tax increase on everyone in America was passed, and no one has even read the damned thing.
Democrats narrowly passed historic climate and energy legislation Friday evening that would transform the country’s economy and industrial landscape.
But the all-hands-on-deck effort to protect politically vulnerable Democrats by corralling the minimum number of votes to pass the bill, 219-212, proves that there are limits to President Barack Obama’s ability to use his popularity to push through his legislative agenda. Forty-four Democrats voted against the bill, while just eight Republicans crossed the aisle to back it.
And now, a moment of silence for our liberties.
Fortunately, it looks like the bill will die in the Senate.
Although the global warming Chicken Little types will tell you that there is no debate that humans are causing global warming (despite the fact the temps peaked back in 2001 and have since cooled off), 650 scientists currently meeting in Poland would beg to differ. Here’s some of what they have to say on the subject.
“I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” – Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever.
“The [global warming] scaremongering has its justification in the fact that it is something that generates funds.” – Award-winning Paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La Plata. (Ain’t that the truth?)
“For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?" – Geologist Dr. David Gee the chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress who has authored 130 plus peer reviewed papers, and is currently at Uppsala University in Sweden.
The conference is being held to dispute the findings of the UN on global warming. It looks like people are finally starting to wise up to this eco-crap.