Cap-and-Trade Fight Puts Obama Presidency on the Line
Now the president himself and his top staff are frantically calling undecided and leaning members of Congress, trying to get Waxman-Markey over the finish line. Obama’s top strategist, David Axelrod, said today: "If this goes down, it shows we can’t govern." Those are pretty high stakes.
Credit where credit is due
Campaign For Liberty
Despite being under considerable pressure from the Obama administration and Democratic House leadership...44 Democrats voted against Cap-and-Trade (HR 2454).
The "American Clean Energy and Security" Rip-Off
By Peter Orvetti
As Obama himself said during his run for the Democratic presidential nomination, "Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers." Meanwhile, reductions in consumer spending will necessarily mean a decline in production which could eliminate more than 1.1 million jobs.
Oh, the Irony ... Congressman Baird Champions Waiting Period, But Votes for Rushed Cap-and-Trade