Category Archives: Cap and Trade

Good Idea, Bad Idea

Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb has not just been replaced; it has been outlawed.  Rather than think our Government did this, lets consider the politicians who embodied the Government in 2009 did it.  Our form of government as defined in the US Constitution could not have done it, but the perverse eroded interpretation of that… Read More »

Cap & Trade, Crime Inc, and Maurice Strong

Harry Reid is once again working on a Climate Change/Cap & Trade/ Energy/Pollution Bill and Obama just wanted to remind you what to expect: That’s right, “Prices will necessarily skyrocket.” And that’s just the minimum you can expect from this oh so wonderous 20 lbs. of legislation. According to Politico: Reid confirmed the bill will have… Read More »

CBO: Global Warming Policies Will Affect [Un]Employment

Reading through the CBO Brief intended to address how anti-global warming policies will negatively impact employment, I couldn’t help asking myself, “was it ‘bring your kid to work day’” at the CBO.  I was considering whether I had been spoofed into some kids blog or otherwise tricked into reading some overly-zealous conservative’s facebook page.  Nope,… Read More »

Liberals Make Environmental Reform Impossible

Did you do a double-take on the title?  Well, it’s not a typo. Just like health care reform, climate reform isn’t being stopped by Conservatives, it’s the split left causing the stall. While most lefties in Congress can talk-the-talk of curing global warming, they are putting together legislation that does little to curb emissions.  Similar… Read More »

Cap and Trade: A Crisis in the Making

With health care reform, racist czars, and the war in Afghanistan taking front-stage lately, the Waxman-Markey bill (H.R. 2454) which contains cap and trade has gotten little attention.  While the bill has several promising proposals for modernizing our power infrastructure and moving us towards more sources of renewable energy, there are considerable issues with the market-based pollution controls in the bill.  This bill has the potential to create a crisis without having the potential to solve the unproven issue that it seeks to remedy.