On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 219-212 to pass the cap and trade climate change bill which will fundamentally change the American way of life forever. This horrific law will drive gas and electricity prices through the roof, will cause more U.S. businesses to flee overseas and will usher the American people into an era of climate fascism.
To make this situation even more sad, the Democrats added a 300 page amendment at 3 a.m. the night before the vote, and so there was not possibly enough time for any members of Congress to possibly read the bill before they voted on it.
Most Republicans were firmly opposed to this bill and were calling the measure a "job killer" that would push energy bills through the roof and would drive jobs and businesses overseas at a record pace.
But this cap and trade bill was a top priority for the White House, and Barack Obama spent much of Friday making phone calls trying to drum up support for the bill.
"Now is the time for us to lead," Obama told reporters in the White House Rose Garden. "We cannot be afraid of the future. We cannot be prisoners to the past."
This legislation was also vitally important to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as she had pledged to get it passed before Congress left for their 4th of July vacation.
Another thing that is truly tragic is that this bill would NOT have passed if 8 Republicans had not actually voted for this bill.
This bill would have failed if 8 Republicans had not voted in favor of it.
They are being called the "cap and traitors" and conservative talk radio is not being kind to them at all. The following are the names of the Republican members of the House that voted for the bill.....
Mary Bono Mack R (CA)
Mike Castle R (DW)
Mark Steven Eirk R (IL)
Leonard Lance R (NJ)
Frank LoBiondo R (NJ)
John McHugh R (NY)
Dave Reichert R (WA)
Chris Smith R (NJ)
Most Republicans, however, recognized that this bill is going to be a complete disaster for the American people.
Representative Mike Pence from Indiana said that this bill "amounts to the largest tax increase in American history under the guise of climate change."
House Minority Leader John Boehner attempted to delay the attempt by the Democrats to ramrod this bill through by filibustering. He actually started reading page-by-page through the 300-page Democratic amendment to the bill. However, his efforts were not enough and the bill was voted on.
Earlier, Boehner had some very harsh words for the bill. In fact, he said that he had "never seen anything this ridiculous".
Check out this video clip of Boehner talking about the bill.....
During his brief filibuster, Boehner made the following very wise remarks: "...the gentleman’s had his 30 years to put this bill together. And the House is going to spend a whopping five hours debating the most profound piece of legislation to come to this floor in 100 years. And the chairman has the audacity to drop a 300-plus page amendment in the hopper at 3:09 a.m. this morning. And so I would ask my colleagues, don’t you think the American people expect us to understand what’s in this bill before we vote on it?"
After the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives, Boehner had these choice words regarding the bill: "Hey, people deserve to know what’s in this pile of s–t."
The reality is that this cap and trade bill is a complete nightmare for the American people, but Al Gore and other Democrat insiders stand to make a ton of money off of this whole scheme.
The truth is that even Barack Obama has had his fingerprints all over this cap and trade scheme for years. While Obama was on the board of a Chicago-based charity, he helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will almost surely play an absolutely critical role in the cap-and-trade program that he is now trying to force through the U.S. Congress.
During 2000 and 2001, the Joyce Foundation gave almost 1.1 million dollars in grant money that was instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange.
This exchange now now refers to itself as "North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide."
But the truth is that the whole notion that "global warming" is caused by carbon dioxide is complete nonsense.
Dr. Tim Ball, a renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, makes it abundantly clear that carbon dioxide cannot possibly cause "global warming":
"CO2 is about 1.5 the density of air. One of the great fallacies promoted by [the proponents of the global warming theory] is that CO2 is well and quickly mixed through the atmosphere. It isn't. They also argue that the CO2 is most effective in trapping heat from the Earth (infrared) at the top of the atmosphere. This is why the computer models predicted greatest warming at the top of the atmosphere over the tropics. The problem is the actual measurements show that is not happening."
In addition, the "global warming" that the world experienced during the 1990s and into this decade was experienced by every planet in the solar system. It was caused by the sun. Now that the sun has recently gone into a time of reduced sun spots, the world is now experiencing a time of global cooling.
But the facts never seemed to matter much to American politicians before. Why should they let the truth bother them now?
But even if global warming was caused by carbon dioxide (which it most definitely is not), the reality is that this bill will not cut carbon emissions. It will just drive jobs and businesses overseas to places like China where they have no limits on carbon emissions at all.
So this bill could actually cause carbon emissions to increase.
But the fragile American economy will be forced to endure much higher gasoline costs and massive job losses.
The fragile American economy will be forced to endure the largest tax increase in the history of the United States.
What are you actually going to do when gasoline doubles in price, your electricity bill goes up 50 percent and your job gets shipped overseas?