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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Carbon Crucifixions


"Crucifixion is an ancient method of painful execution in which the condemned person is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross...." - Wikipedia

Mr Obama, in his Tuesday night address, said British Petroleum is responsible for the environmental clean-up from the Gulf oil leak and must “compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of [BP's] recklessness."

Reckless is the right word. BP was nearly as reckless as the environmental policy that requires oil service companies to drill in over a mile deep sea water. There are far more dangers involved in drilling in the deep ocean. But environmentalists don't care; the oil companies are big and the oil rigs are out of sight. Casting blame is easy.

The politicians also know that when the inevitable disaster happens, it will be harder to stop. So what? the politicians reason -- politicians can always blame the oil companies.

They did.

This creepy president has decided to use the gulf environment for a backdrop to his insistence to cripple the American people with carbon tax called Cap and Trade. Harvard University's Belfer Center predicts that Obama's goals will require gasoline prices of $7 to $9 a gallon under Cap & Trade. C&T will cost American families as much as $3,000 annually.

If Mr Obama's plans merely included sponsoring development of alternate energy source there would be no rational objection. Instead, he plans to tax first, and leave no resource for private development of any alternatives. Its another of Mr Obama's greedy power and money grabs. He is a thief.

We tried war criminals after World War 2. Maybe we should consider trials for Peace Prize criminals.

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Food tax

I suppose it has occurred to everyone that American food production is very energy intensive. If Mr Obama's Cap and Trade is enacted, watch for food prices to skyrocket too. This may be the first generation of Americans to experience such a privation at the hands of their government as to be unable to afford food.

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