- What if Kevin Jennings Were a Republican? (WT)
- Chicagoland (IBD)
- Harkin: GOP Not Invited – Again (TheHill)
“Under my plan, of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
In this rare moment of candor, this politician, then Senator Obama, provided an honest appraisal of his own philosophy.
“Can you get the American people to say this is really important….that requires mobilizing a citizenry. That requires them understanding what is at stake.”
No, President Obama, our “understanding” is not required. After all, aren’t we all just bumpkins who don’t understand? You, representing the Federal Government, already possess all that is required – the brute force of power. The Federal Government need not mobilize a citizenry as you suggest. The passage of HR 2454 in the USHOR is ample proof. Once the Executive Branch and a narrow majority in House & Senate have conspired behind closed doors to concoct legislation, it can often impose its will upon our entire nation. That’s right, about 279 people pushing an agenda, no matter how corrupt, self-congratulatory, or ill-advised.
Does the USA need an energy policy to insure its national security? Yes. Do we need to be force-fed this “cap and trade” bill? Surely not.
George Washington said it best, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
BE A PATRIOT: Are you willing to allow your electricity rates to skyrocket? Are you happy that the U.S. House of Representatives (USHOR) has passed the so-called “Cap and Trade” legislation? Are you pleased that your Representative or his leadership in the House did not even read the approximately 1500 pages of legislation before passing it? It’s not too late to make your voice heard. Call, fax, and email your Senator now. Next, even though the House has voted, let your Representative know how you feel, and require them to pass along your opinion to your Senator. Call your state legislators, call your city and county officials. Make them all hear your voice and heed your words.
Get ready folks: America is about to own a car company. As of Monday, we the taxpayers will own more than 70 percent of GM. Whether the company will be formally renamed Government Motors remains to be seen. But that’s what it will be.
Instead of putting the failed car enterprise into bankruptcy six months ago — where Carl Icahn or Wilbur Ross could have bought it — the Bush administration chose Bailout Nation. Under Team Obama, that bailout has morphed into full-scale government ownership. Twenty-billion dollars of TARP money is already invested in GM, with another $50 billion on the way. And that number could easily double unless GM car sales miraculously climb back to 14 million this year. That’s highly unlikely, with car sales presently hovering around 9 million a year.
In other words, taxpayers are not going to get their money back. Yes, we the people will be left holding the bag for the mistakes of GM’s management and labor leaders over the last four decades. Read more
There has been broad coverage regarding the legality of what the Bush administration did directly after 9/11 to protect the country. What I find interesting is how facts don’t seem to play a big role in the discussion by the pundits and politicians. It is more about Democrats vs. Republicans than resolving questions of national security and the appropriate response to imminent terrorist threats.
Why are people so concerned about the treatment of the Gitmo detainees and their due process when we have Obama-approved Predator drones flying over Afghanistan and Pakistan firing Hellcat missiles into suspected terrorist hideouts (operative word is “suspected”)? I don’t think there was a lot of due process for those on the receiving end, but this is an inconvenient fact that makes the treatment of Gitmo detainees look tame – unless you believe that death is preferable to prison. Are these “suspects” that much different than the people we captured and brought to Cuba? We know collateral damage occurs (translated – innocent bystanders killed), but this gets less coverage than our lengthy discourse on what is torture – some of which would only be considered hazing at many college fraternities – since it is no longer the Bush administration that is in office. Is this not blatant hypocrisy? The Pelosi, Obama, Cheney drama is a real treat as the facts slowly trickle out. Read more