Cap and trade won't reduce emissions, will only tax them.

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    The target, in this country anyway, is hydrocarbons. Reduce the use at any cost. Oil, gas, coal. With it goes jobs, but who cares? Green energy will win out and all will be rosey in Obamaland.
     
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    The target, in this country anyway, is hydrocarbons. Reduce the use at any cost. Oil, gas, coal. With it goes jobs, but who cares? Green energy will win out and all will be rosey in Obamaland.
     
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    For cap and trade to reduce emissions it would have to reduce electrical output, if you reduce electrical output the grid crashes and we have a blackout. It seems they want a world without electricity. I know that's not what they say, but it is the logical conclusion of so many of the things Obama has said.
     
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    "They" want a world without hydrocarbons.
     
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    Cap and trade was never designed or intended to reduce emissions. It's a bait and switch, feel-good con game.

    It IS designed and intended to artificially inflate the cost of any utility that uses fossil fuels, in order to make the "alternatives" seem almost economically viable.
     
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    Taxing tobacco will not reduce tobacco consumption only tax it?
     
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    That might make a great thread. This one is about how cap and trade actually increased emissions in Europe and we have no reason to believe the same thing won't happen here.

    I suppose you can tell us all how cap and trade will reduce emissions. I'll wait.
     
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    If energy costs more we tend to use less. Same as with the sin taxes such as tobacco.
    It is not rocket science, simple human behaviour.

    with that said, I am against cap and chrade.

    I go for just limiting emissions or taxing the heck out of them after an adjustment period.
     
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