The Cost of Cap and Trade? Would it even work?

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    Today, Obama insisted that (in the future?), this system would cost the taxpayer 'A postage stamp a day'

    So... which is it?
    Also, if the big polluters can just buy credits, how will that reduce emissions? If they can't afford to retrofit (or don't want to) and credits are cheaper, they'll just buy credits. If credits cost more than retrofitting, then this will effectively put a company out of business if it can't make the cut=- thereby reducing competition and putting greater power in the hands of few, larger companies- the ones who are most likely to find a way around this anyway, while passing costs onto the consumer.

    How is this supposed to work, exactly?
     
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    Just post the URL, then we can 'see' what you are talking about.
     
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    Cap and Trade is a stupid idea. It'll necessitate all sorts of regulations, it'll make a market out of it, people can cheat it out, bureaucracies need to be expanded, etc. etc.

    What we need is a simple, good, old, effective CARBON TAX and be done with it.
     
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    That noone can thing of a rebuttal to these most basic observations or demonstrate any way that this new taxation would benefit America or her People- yet it seems a very real possibility that it will be pushed through to satisfy peronsal and political agendas- causes me to lose another of the last strands of hope I have held out for this nation
     
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    I actually agree with that.

    The CAP and TRADE law appears to me to be a cheat waiting to happen.
     
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    So my next question is this: is it stupidity or malevolence that guides these assholes?
     
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    The audacity & arrogance of man to believe that since he has been on this planet a blink of an eye--in earth terms--to be able to control mother nature is beyond comprehension.

    This bill is nothing more than "fear mongering" that is used to tax-tax-tax. :clap2:

    When someone can prove to me that by simply exhaling the air we breath is a cause of Global warming--that will be the day. To date there is absolutely no scientic evidence of that.

    In fact, today--temperatures all over this country are below normal. I would consider that global cooling.

    Another 300 pages were added to this bill at 3 a.m. last night. WHY? They pulled the "extra" goodies off of the shelf-- to get democrats who would have voted against this insanity to now vote for it.
     
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    Strassel: The Climate Change Climate Change - WSJ.com

     
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    Yep the whole can is thrown into this. From redistribution of income, to lost jobs, to lightbulbs, nothing was left out. It's a mishmash of humongous proportions!
     

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