Carbon Cronyism: Why Cap-and-Trade Is Not Dead Yet

July 29, 2010 03:58

Democrats are determined to get cap-and-trade. It’s just a question of when. There’s too much money to be made for Democrat cronies to let this opportunity pass.

By Brian Sussman at American Thinker

Nancy Pelosi pushed the original 1,200-page cap-and-trade bill though the House of Representatives a year ago. I have written extensively about innards of the legislation both my book, Climategate, and upon the pages of the American Thinker. Given the mood of the people, it’s unlikely a similar monster of a bill could pass the Senate this session. However a scaled down version with some so-called compromises just might.

The compromises will be creative and designed to lure enough Republicans and voter-sensitive Democrats on to the dark side. One such deal might include allowing more domestic drilling for oil and natural gas, or perhaps the expansion/construction of oil refineries. Any giveaways to the oil industry would be a lucrative trade off, especially since these entities will be financially reamed by cap-and-trade.

Once deals are cut, it will be like a Three Card Monte street hustle. Whatever the Senate passes will be craftily conjoined with the gargantuan House bill in committee, and then sent back to the two chambers for a final vote. Before you know it, the new legislation will wind up on the desk of the man who wants to transform America.

And, even if it’s only the proverbial “nose of the camel” that’s allowed under tent, some form of cap-and-trade will be in the bill.


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