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Old 04-26-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Cap and Trade bill would destroy the US economy...

households would stand to lose between $1,010 and $2,779 of income each year by 2014. The economy would suffer Gross Domestic Product (GDP) losses of between $135 billion and $269 billion by 2014

Breitbart.tv » Dem Congressman: ‘Nobody in This Country Realizes That Cap-and-Trade is a Tax’
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Well, flipping houses did a pretty good job of destroying the economy. I guess we might as well polish it off with Cap & Trade.

Plus, it'll make millions, if not billions, for those who get to operate the "Trade" part. Who cares if the underlying economy is ruined?
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:27 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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Stick with one forum, will you? You've already posted this in Politics, where it belongs.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:27 AM
 
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Carbon Credits...pogs of the 21st Century!
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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These are the cries that we always hear when we tighten environmental regulations. Somehow they never come true.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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"Nobody in this country realizes" - what is this guy, some kind of idiot? (Sorry, that was rhetorical.) EVERYone who isn't infected with the Potomac 'flu virus (which causes the brain to operate purely on emotional rhetoric and the ears to plug indefinitely; i.e., "I'm happy I live in a split-level head") realizes it, has been saying it, for months.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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What a load!

Al Gore lost the election in 2000, so he had to find something he could make money doing.

He has found it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Actually I realize that....

Too bad the article doesn't mention what it will cost the economy if we don't make a faster move to renewables, more fuel efficient cars, and a more efficient energy grid.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Actually I realize that....

Too bad the article doesn't mention what it will cost the economy if we don't make a faster move to renewables, more fuel efficient cars, and a more efficient energy grid.
What's really sad to me - and extremely frustrating - is that John Q Public can already do that. We can drive less. We can fly less. We can super-insulate and seal our homes. We can walk or ride bikes more. With minimal effort, every American could trim 10% off our energy consumption.

But we don't. And that starts with that fat hypocrite Al Gore.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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We are already down to minimum energy consumption so cutting more will take a lot of effort. Not likely to happen.
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