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  • Backdoor Global Warming Policy Will Prolong the Recession

    Omnibus spending bills are typically end-of-the-year bills laden with wasteful earmarks and specific pet projects that cost the taxpayer billions of dollars. Because of the stimulus bill Congress pushed Omnibus legislation for the fiscal year 2009 into February with a vote in the House expected to come this week and a vote in the Senate the following week. Since most Members of Congress have some stake in the game, these bills always tend to pass despite public outcries to curb unnecessary government spending.

    But this time, it could end up costing Americans much more. According to the Committee on Natural Resources minority site:

    Congressional Democrats have inserted a dangerous rider (Sec. 429) into the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill that would allow the Department of Interior to regulate greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Section 429 allows the Interior Department to withdraw two Endangered Species Act rules (one on Section 7 consultation and another on polar bears) within 60 days of enactment.

    This would allow the Obama Administration to change rules without any public notice or public comment period, and threatens efforts to create new jobs in an already strapped economy.”

    The analysis of economic damage inflicted by enacting a global warming policy to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions should be a red flag that now is no time for such regulations. It will cost American jobs, and cost Americans in terms of higher electricity bills and ultimately extract trillions from the American economy.

    There is nothing to suggest global warming policy is needed right now. In fact, most Americans feel global warming is not a priority. By slipping such a provision into the Omnibus bill and allowing the Department of Interior to regulate carbon dioxide, Congress will simply make a bad economic situation worse.

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    6 Responses to Backdoor Global Warming Policy Will Prolong the Recession

    1. sailor, San Antonio, says:

      It is bad enough that the Stimulis Bill is loaded with "pork", but use the Global Warming movement as the basis for other projects is idiotic.

      There is no credible evidence that the current climate change is solely a warming change. There is much data and statistics that show that there is warming and cooling that has been going on for thousands of years. This data also shows that we are at the peak of the warming trend and will begin to go into the cooling phase.

      So what's next, the Global Cooling movement…ahemm…on yeah, they tried that one already.

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    3. ra,ohio says:

      This global warming hoax is just a money grab.

      Why is Greenland called Greenland? Because the Vikings farmed it years ago and named it Greenland.

      There have been fossilized bones of crocodiles found there.

      We are in a cycle, due to the sun, that will cool the earth off for a while.

      I live in a part of Ohio that was covered by the last major glacier, that extended almost to Kentucky.

      Don't buy the hoax. It's just a scam.

    4. Dan Pangburn says:

      To reduce the motivation of federal politicians to get favors for their local constituents the benefits (current and future) that federal politicians receive should be geared to the prosperity of the whole country.

    5. Thomas Gray, South C says:

      To RA, Ohio,

      you can't convince environmental prophets, their answer to you will be it's not climate change but the weather that's going to kill millions of people,

      and if you say the winters are getting colder, then they say that you don't understand the difference between weather and climate change.

      The reason we are in this mess now is becouse in the face of proven facts to many people choose to believe something that they know is not true,

      but what few of any of you see is the consequences of this folly. GOD have mercy on us.

    6. Eve, Toronto says:

      The environmental movement including the EPA have a death toll of 200 Million people to date. I guess they are not quite finished yet. The US is next.

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