Tag Archives: Cap and Trade

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).


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


Filed under Barack Obama, Financial Crisis, politics

Republican Congressmen who voted “Yes” to Cap and Trade

It’s amazing just how hard it is to find out who voted how on this vote.  The MSM is saying it passed with “virtually no Republican support.”  “Virtually no” turns out to be 8.  (219 to 212)

Thanks to Michelle Malkin, here’s who the 8 Republican weasels are who did support it:

Introducing the GOP’s Cap-And-Tax 8…

Photoshop credit: Leo Alberti

The 8 cap-and-tax Republican turncoats again are:

Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385 (And he’s seriously considering running for Senate!)
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765

Reminder: The two Republicans who didn’t vote: Jeff Flake (AZ) and John Sullivan (OK).

Here’s why: Flake had a “family conflict” (his daughter is reportedly in a beauty pageant in Alabama tomorrow) and Sullivan is undergoing alcohol treatment. As I noted earlier today, Dem. Rep. Patrick Kennedy was pulled out of rehab to cast his vote.

Thank you so much, Michelle, for this information.  I hope you don’t mind too much me copying you but I want to get this out and it is almost impossible to find. (Got the tip from your Twitter post).

See: Michelle Malkin.com for a list of the 44 democrats who voted against the bill.

Full roll call vote here.

Posted: 06.27.09


Filed under Financial Crisis, Human Interest, politics, Uncategorized