Saturday, June 27, 2009

House Passes Climate Bill 219-212

The 1200-page legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions barely passed in the House with a 219-212 vote. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commented, "We passed transformational legislation, which will take us into the future." (But added that no amount of Botox could take her into the future as well.) Obama is now urging the Senate to follow suit. "My call to every senator, as well as to every American, is this: we cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past." Beautiful, Mr. President, beautiful. I wonder if any of them even read it? Oh wait, Harry Reid did. "The bill is not perfect, but it is a good product for the Senate."

Obama said the average American would have to pay the cost of a postage stamp per day. Hmm, 44 cents times 365 is $160.60. It's great to ask Americans to pay more taxes at a time when what they need to be doing is spending money (and something tells me it's going to cost more than Barry says it will, so that's probably a low estimate).

"It is paid for by the polluters who currently emit dangerous carbon emissions," Obama said. "It provides assistance to businesses and families as they make the gradual transition to clean energy technologies."

Ohhhh, those eeeeeevil, nasty polluters! People who take advantage of the fact that we live in the 21st century and have the luxury of electricity and cars and air conditioning and so on and so forth.

"In California alone, Obama said, 3,000 people will be employed to build a new solar plant that will create 1,000 permanent jobs"

Wow, 1,000 permanent jobs! In an economy where 1.5 MILLION people were unemployed in May. And what happens to the 2,000 who won't have a job after that solar plant is built?

Let's just hope the Senate says Nay.


AdamS said...

None of them could have read it.

It was over 1000 pages long, they got 3 hours to debate it. Just like with the Patriot Act, the bailout, stimulus etc, it's the same old trick.

What's in there I wonder?

Anonymous said...

All hail the eight "conservative" turn-coats who made this possible!