“My call to every senator, as well as to every American, is this,” he said. “We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past. Don’t believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth.”
Hail yes! Fear of the massive unemployment that this bill will bring in the future! He insults everyone who disagrees with him by suggesting that they are just fogeys, stupid, or that they rely on misinformation. So I guess The One believes that he knows more than Warren Buffett? Or Dan Kish? Or many, many other energy experts and scientists who have come out against this plan? Does this have anything to do with the fact that in order for Nancy Pelosi to become a gazillionare depends upon the passage of this bill? Remember that liberal outcry when Haliburton won military contracts in Iraq – even though Haliburton is the biggest company of its kind in the world and the only one capable of handling that amount of work? Pelosi will actually be filling her bank account with energy dollars. Such double-standards.
Read the snotty way in which Pelosi refers to conservative voters:
“For some it was a very difficult vote because the entrenched agents of the status quo were out there full force, jamming the lines in their districts and here, and they withstood that,” Pelosi said.
Just ohmyword. “Entrenched agents.” The name-calling which comes from the left is embarrassing, but of course it’s done in lieu of knowledge on the matter because in the leftosphere, zeal is considered knowledge. Can you imagine if we’d had these blockheads leading the country during WWII? We’d be speaking German right now.
It amazes me how the left likes to brush off increasing taxes with a “oh, well, it doesn’t cost that much … now.” No wonder every single state under liberal rule, like California, is going under. They have no concept of money, no idea that in addition to the massive stimulus and the looming taxes to offset that, the tax of the healthcare bill, the climate change crap, all the expenses that they consider inconsequential are adding up. I realize that these are limosuine liberals, these are people who don’t have to worry about the state of their jobs, how they’re going to pay their bills, so they have no real idea as to what the common American is facing. They are out of touch fat cats.
An elementary lesson.
Q. What happens when you increase the cost of doing business?
A. The price of the product increases!
BONUS QUESTION: What happens when the price of energy increases dramatically, as, say, under the Waxman – Markey bill?
A. Companies will be forced to cut costs elsewhere, i.e. trim their workforce, cap benefits, in addition to raising the price of their product.
BONUS EXAMPLE: GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF THIS IN PRACTICE
Say you need to go to the store to buy a gallon of milk. For the purpose of efficiency, let’s say that milk has always been a dollar. You get into your car, spend twice as much filling up your tank because the gas station has had to increase costs due to their own incurred expenses under Waxman – Markey. You arrive at the store and see that the milk is now four dollars. The coal-burning plant which supplies the electricity (the majority of electricity comes from coal burning plants in this country, according to the Dept. of Energy) has to pass on its costs to: the farmer. The farmer incurred increased costs under Waxman – Markey and they have to pass the costs of caring for dairy cows on so that they farm doesn’t go under. The facility which pasturizes and packages the milk also has incurred expenses due to Waxman Markey; those costs must also be passed on. The distributor of the milk has also received increased costs under the cap-and-trade bill; by the time the product reaches the store, the store must also adjust its prices to offset the added expense of purchasing and storing products. In order to do this the store has raised prices and laid off 100 members of its workforce to keep it from going under. All of these is reflected in the exponentially-increased price of a gallon of milk.
Seems like a lot of people seriously need to go back to school and study up on economics before they drown themselves in a debate on the issue.