Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Global Warming Legislation: Most Regressive "Change" Yet

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Warming Legislation: Most Regressive "Change" Yet

Forget the swine flu, we are about to be smitten by global warming. Not the actual warming, but the cure for it.

The cure will be epidemic and could accomplish what our external enemies have not been able to accomplish.

The Waxman-Markey global warming legislation is supposed to reduce your carbon footprint, thus saving us from global warming. Not to worry that a growing chorus of scientists are expressing dissenting views as how to address global warming and even if global warming actually exists as it is presented by the progressive left.

The Waxman-Markey legislation is designed to reduce carbon emission levels that would be equal to that of 1875. That's right, 134 years ago. That's the last time America's carbon emissions matched the goals these progressives have established.

The Obama administration prides itself in being progressive, yet this is the most regressive legislation in memory. It will take us back to the 19th century. If you want to know what it will look like culturally, take a trip to Haiti.

Haiti's current level of carbon emissions is equal to what Waxman-Markey calls for in America.

Joel Barton, a Texas Republican and ranking member of the House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee says a trip to Haiti gives you a look at the goal of the present global warming legislation.

"The place," he says, "that has actually achieved it as a nation is swimming in bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, dengue fever and malaria, with 47% illiteracy and a life expectancy of 49 years."

Joel has written an excellent column on the subject.

He says the accounting office can't even tell the committee how much this will cost in dollars. However the Heritage Foundation says it will create a loss of at least 1.8 million to 5.3 million jobs. Charles Rivers Associates estimates job loss as high as 7 million.

The so-called cure will kill the patient.

Barton says if this legislation is allowed to pass, "I think we can expect to start buying more Mexican cement, Chinese fertilizer and Indian steel."

I want my country back.

This is a time for reasonable people to take a closer look at regressive legislation creeping forward under the blanket of "change". This is regressive environmental madness.

God help us.

Gary Randall
Faith & Freedom

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