Obama's cap & trade policy--est. $2000 more per year per household in electric costs!

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    As promised by Obama--he plans to bankrupt the coal industry in this country--by imposing a cap & trade on existing coal power plants.

    Estimates are that this policy will cost the average home an additional $2000.00 per year in electric costs.

    Now--since we are basically the only country in the world that will be adopting this policy. Obama needs to figure out how to keep our air over the United States, instead of wandering off to other countries. If we're real lucky maybe mother earth will decide not to do a global melt around our shores?

    You voted for it--You got it!
     
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    As a Conservative, I believe this is a good thing. The poor need to be kept down, and whatever the government can do to ensure that, I agree with.
    We rich people will merely have to shuffle a bit of our fortunes around to make up the difference. While the poor, who can't pay up, will have no recourse but to commit crimes or ask the government for assistance, thus enslaving them further.

    Bwahahahahahaha!! :evil:
     
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    in other news MORE conservatism capitalista outsourcing and job loss while globalization shuts down another small town factory at 10!
     
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    OTOH, the $366 billion in annual revenues it would raise goes along way cutting down the deficit the conservatives are concerned about.

    Incentivizing less pollution, cleaner air, probably less oil dependence, while putting a huge dent in the deficits.

    What exactly is wrong with this picture?
     
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    DUMB ASS. Already posted the You tube and the voice copy of Obama telling people in California he INTENDS TO BANKRUPT the coal fired plants and that he WANTS electricity to cost A LOT more so only the rich can afford it. Ohh he would have the Government subsidize the poor though, but SCREW the middle Class.

    Almost 60 percent of our electricity comes from COAL, you RETARD. If he doubles and triples the operating costs of those plants Electricity will double and triple to, or do you not have4 a basic understanding of how the real world works?

    He further , in those linked sites, stated he wants to drive the cost of Natural gas and Gasoline so high only the rich can afford it. That accounts for even more of our electricity generations.

    And for some economic lessons, what do you think all the Corporations and Businesses will do when THEIR electricity doubles and triples? Not only we get hit with outrages electric bills but every damn thing we buy will cost 2 or 3 times more.

    GOOD GOD you people are FUCKING MORONS.
     
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    only that it won't work.
     
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    I don't believe the cap & trade thing will fly. It IS a costly proposal, and in my opinion, wide open for Moon-sized [loop]holes. But the best reason to nix this particular proposal is that it won't be enough to reduce the carbon levels anyway.

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