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White House ruined “bi-partisan” deal on cap and tax

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham spent months negotiating with the liberal Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and the more moderate independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut in pursuit of a cap-and-trade bill loathed by conservatives.

At issue was a gasoline tax in the proposed legislation. The tax was actually supported by the gas industry for various reasons, but Graham knew if public debate centered on a “gas tax” in the bill, constituents in his conservative home state of South Carolina would be deeply unhappy.

While Graham, Lieberman and Kerry struggled with how to keep the public from realizing a gas tax was in the bill, the White House leaked to Fox News that it opposed a “gas tax” in the bill supported by Graham.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/04/obama-white-house-tanked-shot-at-bipartisan-climate-%E2%80%98cap-and-trade%E2%80%99-deal/#ixzz11RdutqPw

So which is worse, the scam-er or the scam-ee?  Why did the white house sandbag Lindsey Graham?  Did they set him up intentionally? Or is there a lot more going on here? Graham certainly does not mind disrespecting and disregarding his constituents, does he? No honor among thieves…..or weasel politicians.

Posted:  10.04.10

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President is already pressuring Senate to pass cap and trade

On Thursday:

The president said the [cap and trade] bill will spark a “clean energy transformation” of the U.S. economy and “make possible the creation of millions of new jobs.” “Make no mistake,”   Obama said. “This is a jobs bill.”

A jobs bill?  Think carefully about what President Obama says.  A jobs bill could mean “a jobs will be lost bill.”  That statement can mean just about anyting he wants it to mean.  The key words here may be “make possible.”  A lot of things may be “possible” but will they actually happen.

He went on the say that in California, 3000 jobs will be created and in Michigan 2,600 jobs will be created – not even 6000 jobs.  That’s a far cry from “millions.”  But how many jobs will be lost; how many jobs will go overseas?

Can we have a little common sense?

On Saturday:

Hailing the House, President Barack Obama put pressure on senators Saturday to follow its lead and pass legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions, helping usher the U.S. into a new age of energy efficiency.

Here’s the problem.  The country is struggling with huge economic problems, printing money, borrowing money from China.  We can’t afford this “new age.”

Can we have a little common sense?

Plus, we cannot afford to have electricity rates skyrocket which Obama says will happen under his plan.  (In his own words, video below).

NEW RASMUSSEN POLL:

61 percent of Americans say the stimulus did not work or actually hurt the economy.

76 percent believe that the stimulus money is somewhat likely to be wasted.

Posted:  06.28.09

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