Amid all the Hope 'n Change* now taking place in Washington, there's been a steady increase in change of another kind. Kimberley Strassel writes about it today in the Wall Street Journal as the U.S. House prepares to make another naked power and money grab under the guise of protecting the earth. As if.
Australia is considering their own Cap & Tax bill, and some after kicking the tires are walking away.
Which is, of course, exactly what Mr. Obama (while in the Senate) and his fellow Democrat senators previously accused Mr. Bush of doing.
The Cap & Tax program will raise prices for Americans on all goods and services. The costs will be passed on to the consumer at every step of the production chain, and all in the name of cutting CO2 emissions, something that Mr. Obama calls a "contaminant," speaking of not understanding the science. This is about government central control of economic activity, and about increasing tax receipts. The one thing it's not about is protecting the environment.
The best evidence that this is nonsense hasn't yet been mentioned. The fact that Al Gore is it's prime spokesman is the biggest red flag of all.
6/26/09 1600: Christopher Monckton takes apart the aforementioned administration report here (note: pdf format).
*Hope 'n Change = increase in government control of, well, everything, including our lives