The Goracle, He Come, Mon, To Capitol Hill

What is that talking point the Lefties always used to bring up when Bush was in charge? Ah, there it is. Had to find it, there are so many they constantly repeated. This one is about “there being more important issues to discuss then…” Usually, this occurred when Democrats got in trouble. Well, in this case, aren’t there more important issues to be discussed on Capital Hill then Al Gore’s climate change hysteria? There is a big recession on, ya know!

Al Gore will exhort US lawmakers to renew US leadership on battling climate change next week, as “green” groups push for quick, sweeping action from President Barack Obama and a friendly Congress.

Gore will testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesdayas Democrats — who now control the White House and enjoy sizeable majorities in the Senate and House of Representatives — seek to wield their new power.

According to ye olde Weather Channel forecast for D.C.

Oh, please let he weathermen, um, weatherpeople, be correct this one time.

Waffles Kerry even manages to get a two short paragraph mention in the article,

“He understands the urgent need for American engagement and leadership on this issue. America must act decisively,” ahead of December UN talks on the issue in Copenhagen, said Democratic Senator John Kerry, the panel’s chairman.

Kerry “wanted to send a message that this is going to be a priority for the committee going forward this year. He wanted to set the tone, set the agenda,” and get his colleagues’ attention, said a committee staffer.

I wanted to ignore Waffles, but, he is the panel chairman. Don’t we have more important things to discuss, other then measures which can damage the economy and drive up the costs, which, to use another Liberal talking point, will harm the middle and lower classes? Besides, a majority of Americans ranked fixing climate change deadlast in a poll. Dems always talk about consensus…..

The rest of the story is about what the Dem Congress and President Obambi want to do, namely seriously reduce the economy in the name of anthropogenic climate change. I wonder if any of the critters, such as Obama and Pelosi, actually live the life themselves? We know Gore doesn’t.

To end this post up, before it starts getting really long, let’s ask Eric Fruits what climate change legislation can do to Oregon

There is no getting around it: both carbon taxes and cap-and-trade programs raise energy prices. If either program is put into effect, households, businesses, and the public sector will have steeper power bills and will pay more to drive their vehicles. To meet the reduction goals, the costs will have to be very steep. In a recent study I co-authored with Randall Pozdena, we calculated that meeting the goals would mean Oregon’s economic growth would be cut almost in half. In turn, state and local governments would collect $4.4 billion less in revenues.

All this for a mostly made up crisis. Imagine that nationally. And before any of you AGW Believers question who Eric Fruits is: Eric Fruits, Ph.D. is a Portland-based economist. He is President of Economics International Corp and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. I reckon he knows a bit. What is Al Gore’s degree in?

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove, a seething cauldron of CO2 release.

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