Climate Bill Grows Government Power

The massive climate bill that passed the House is a monster that gives the federal government even more power and allows it to be more intrusive in our lives. This bill, that passed even though NOT ONE member read the 1200 pages, is the government’s reaction to a trace gas called CO2. The environmental wackos and other assorted tree huggers (trees need CO2) are pushing for passage of this so that Obama can sign it into law.

This is another bill that needs to be rejected. It gives government a huge amount of power. The bill allows government to redistribute wealth, requires builders to meet California standards, and will require homeowners to make their houses compliant with the requirements of the bill before they can sell. If your house is not up to the California standard you will be required to get it that way before you can sell. This bill will also cost us jobs:

An analysis of the legislation by scholars at the Heritage Foundation think tank estimated that U.S. unemployment will increase by nearly 2 million — including over 52,000 Michigan jobs lost — in 2012, the first year of the program.

In addition, the assessment estimates a loss of $9.4 trillion in U.S. Gross Domestic Product by 2035.

~And it will have little effect on the climate;

While the bill does not specify the impact of its carbon dioxide cap-and-trade elements on the earth’s temperatures, John Christy — a climate scientist who once led the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment — told me the bill’s effects would, at best, reduce our planet’s average warmth by an undistinguishable[sic] two tenths of one degree.

John Christy who once led the UN’s IPCC (the thing climate alarmists always point to as a consensus) is saying it will have an effect of dropping the temperature 0.2 degrees. It won’t be cheap, it will cost us lots of jobs and it will not work.

That is Obama and his administration in a nutshell. From stimulus to health care to cap and trade, the results are all the same. More government and fewer results.

Big Dog

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2 Responses to “Climate Bill Grows Government Power”

  1. Blake says:

    It’s ironic- the rest of Europe is running from cap and trade (except Spain, and their jobless numbers are even worse than Europe’s), and we are trying to embrace this wasteful program.
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and this is a Highway to the netherworld that we should run from as fast as possible.
    It is not that something needs to be done about our changing world, but I truly question the wisdom of doing THIS.

  2. Blake says:

    The EPA finally acknowledged that all the laws in this bill will not lower CO2 by any measurable means unless both the Chinese and Indians sign on, and that will happen when pigs fly.
    All this money, and no net benefit- that will be Hussein’s legacy.