Cap-and-Trade Bill "Dead" in US Senate?

When I was last in the US, a leading libertarian “think tanker” assured me that Obama’s Cap-And-Trade Bill was far too much of a mess to ever pass the US Senate.

Republican Senator jim inhofe is of similar view.

As New Zealand and Australian governments are both contemplating similar bills, it is worth reading Senator Inhofe’s analysis.

Unfortunately New Zealand lacks both an Upper House and politicians who are willing to call the “climate change” hoax for what is is.

From NewsMax

The cap-and-trade bill to curb carbon emissions has passed the House of Representatives, but there’s “not any way in the world” that it will pass the Senate, Sen. Jim Inhofe tells Newsmax.

The Oklahoma Republican, Ranking Minority Member on the Committee on Environment and Public Works, says the bill — strongly backed by the Obama administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — currently has only 34 supporters in the Senate.

That is not only far short of the 60 votes needed to defeat a filibuster, it is also short of the 51 votes needed for a majority in the Senate.

The House bill requires a 17 percent reduction of greenhouse gases — mainly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels such as coal — by 2020 from 2005 levels, and about an 80 percent reduction by mid-century. It would also allow polluters to buy and sell emission allowances as a way to ease the cost of compliance.

“The House of Representatives passed it with 219 votes,” Sen. Inhofe told Newsmax.TV’s Ashley Martella.

“That’s just one over the 218 that would be required. So there’s a lot of arm-twisting.

“All the far-left extremist environmentalists were celebrating. The Al Gore guys thought it was the greatest day in the world. And yet they knew all the time that there’s not any way in the world they’re going to be able to get that passed out of the Senate.

“We had a committee meeting back when the Republicans were the majority. I chaired the Environment and Public Works Committee. Now it’s Barbara Boxer, so you have a little bit different philosophy there. She’s doing everything she can to try to get a cap-and-trade bill passed, but she cannot do it.

“I’m counting votes over here and the most votes she’ll be able to come up with are 34. Of course you need 60 in the Senate.”

Inhofe said “great news” came out of a recent hearing at the Committee on Environment and Public Works

“We had Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. I [said to her], ‘You know, there are a lot of people out there who really believe that manmade gases cause global warming. I don’t believe that, and science does not agree with that now. But if you do believe it, I have to ask you this question: What good would it do for us to unilaterally, in the United States, pass a cap-and-trade tax, which would be the largest tax increase in the history of our country, if we know that China and India and the great polluters around the world are not going to join in?’

I asked, “Is it going to reduce CO2 emissions if we alone in America pass a cap-and-trade bill?’ She said no it would not.

That is probably the major victory in the last 10 years that I’ve had in fighting this hoax that has been perpetrated on the America people.”

Martella noted that supporters of cap-and-trade will likely put great pressure on liberal senators to support the bill, and asked if they might eventually garner enough votes to pass the measure.

Inhofe responded: “We have a lot of new Democrats who really don’t want to go back to their state and say, ‘Look at me. Aren’t you proud? I helped pass the largest tax increase in the history of America.’

“They’re not going to do it.”


Author: Admin

Related Articles

3 thoughts on “Cap-and-Trade Bill "Dead" in US Senate?

  1. 帶著簡單的行囊,來花蓮旅遊走走,順便體驗一下各種花蓮民宿帶給你的不同感受,品嚐道地花蓮美食的特別花蓮小吃風味,也可以騎著單車來品味花蓮民宿 ,呼吸著新鮮的花蓮空氣,所以來花蓮民宿就帶著輕鬆的心情吧!!花蓮黃頁網路電話簿擁有各種不同風格的花蓮民宿,歡迎您來花蓮旅遊放鬆心情體驗美麗的花蓮民宿!!來花蓮旅遊景點也可以請花蓮計程車包車接送服務喔!!還有免費的花蓮民宿訂房諮詢服務可以查詢喔!!蜂蜜蛋糕

  2. Hey Trevor – got an letter from Bennet (Dem CO) yesterday that sounds a lot like a yes to me. but, to his credit he is standing against the fiscal irresponsibility of ObamaCare. Still a lot on the fence regarding cap and trade but the delay must be some kind of good news. as always, thanks for what you do 🙂


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *