Henry Waxman Strikes Again
Just as rats will always find something to gnaw on, traitors will always find a way to betray their country. For example, readers will recall that Rep Henry Waxman (D-CA) helped Code Pink provide the insurgents fighting US troops in Fallujah with $600,000 in cash and supplies. Now that Obama has abandoned Iraq to Iranian domination after all the blood and treasure expended, Waxman has found a still more damaging way to knife his country in the back:
Representative Henry A. Waxman, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Representative Earl Blumenauer, and Senator Brian Schatz released draft carbon-pricing legislation and solicited feedback on it from stakeholders and the public. The legislation would establish the polluter pays principle for dangerous carbon pollution, requiring large emitters to pay for the pollution they emit.
The effect on an economy already staggering under the burden of Big Government would be catastrophic — by design. After all, liberal ideology dictates that economic activity is harmful to the sacred polar bears. More importantly, economic activity creates jobs, freeing Democrat voters from government dependency.
Waxman confirms that the legislation represents a massive smash and grab, and that it is justified in the name of the debunked global warming hoax:
“Putting a price on carbon could help solve two of the nation’s biggest challenges at once: preventing climate change and reducing the budget deficit,” said Rep. Waxman.
Note that even Waxman concedes global warming is not real by rebranding the hoax as “climate change.” The climate has always changed and always will, so stubborn facts won’t necessitate another name change.
There is more at work here that greed for money:
The nation’s largest polluters would have to pay a fee for each ton of pollution they release. The legislation assigns responsibility for the assessment and collection of the carbon fees based upon the expertise that has already been developed by EPA and the Treasury Department. Under the discussion draft, EPA’s database of reported emissions would determine the amount of pollution subject to the fee.
Already the EPA is powerful enough to prevent you from using your own land on a whim by deciding a puddle in your driveway constitutes “wetlands.” The objective of Waxman et al. is to establish a command and control centralized economy run by the demented and tyrannical ideologues of this malignant rogue agency.
A Soviet invasion would not have been more economically crippling.
On a tip from Conan. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.