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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Boxer Uses Politics of Fear to Justify "Cap and Trade" Energy Tax

Barbara Boxer echoed the Goracle when she scared people with horror stories of a world with out "cap-and-trade":

If the Senate doesn't pass a bill to cut global warming, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer says, there will be dire results: droughts, floods, fires, loss of species, damage to agriculture, worsening air pollution and more.

She says there's a huge upside, however, if the Senate does act: millions of clean-energy jobs, reduced reliance on foreign oil and less pollution for the nation's children.

Boxer is engaged in her biggest sales job ever. The stakes couldn't be higher as she faces one of the toughest high-profile acts of her lengthy career: getting Congress to sign off on historic legislation to lower greenhouse-gas emissions.

"For Barbara Boxer , it's both the opportunity and a challenge of a lifetime," said Frank O'Donnell , the president of Clean Air Watch .

Why must they always tell stories of an upcoming apocalypse? Answer: they are trying to get people not to think about it too much and just accept what ever hogwash the Goracle is selling.

There is, also, a huge downside. There will be a huge tax for all carbon-based fuels. This will make prices for gas, electricity, and all products made or transported using these fuels will skyrocket as well.

She is going to have to do a sales of a lifetime if she expects to convince the American people that we need this because based of almost all polls they aren't. A recent poll by Rasmussen showed that 53% don't want any taxes raised at all to prevent "climate change" and 21% said taxes would be ok only if it was than $100 per year increase. "Cap and Tax" will be much more than $100 per year. So, it is going to be a huge hill that she's going to have to climb to get it thru Congress without public backlash.

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