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  • Video: Does Cap and Trade Mean the End of Parking Tickets?

    America is going on a big energy diet.

    Cap and Trade is the policy that our government is pursuing to force Americans to limit the amount of carbon dioxide that we produce. The problem is that America relies on CO2 emitting fuel sources for 85 percent of its energy. So to force us to use less, the government wants to impose an emissions tax that makes using fossil fuel too expensive. The idea is to put America on an energy diet through forced consumption reduction. Even after changing their consumption, Americans will pay dearly:


    But the high costs must be worth it, right? After all, we’re saving the planet…

    If there were environmental benefits from Waxman-Markey, then maybe we could debate it.

    But there aren’t.


    So why is the government going do this then?

    Well, let’s just say that they won’t need parking tickets anymore.

    What’s this really about? Although euphemistically referred to as “climate revenue,” such a massive tax on energy consumption is bound to bring in a lot of money in tax revenue. Some politicians suggest rebate checks would offset the rise in energy costs but this scenario is highly unlikely to help most Americans. Rebates or not, the higher energy prices would reduce economic activity by forcing businesses to cut costs elsewhere, possibly by reducing their workforce, and thus doing damage that no check would cover. We turn to Kreutzer once again:


    Higher energy prices, lost jobs, lost income and one of the government’s largest tax revenue generators – all for a change in the temperature we’ll never notice anyway. That’s a deal breaker. For more, visit Heritage’s rapid response page.

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    3 Responses to Video: Does Cap and Trade Mean the End of Parking Tickets?

    1. Gerald H. Treffinger says:

      they want to rule not govern and if we slumber on they will.GHT

    2. AntonioSosa, Florida says:

      Thank you for point out what a "deal braker" Cap and trade is!

      Cap and trade represents huge taxes and cost increases, which will hurt mostly the poor and the middle class. Cap and trade will give dictatorial powers to Obama and will further enrich his billionaire friends (Gore, Soros, Goldman Sachs, Obama’s Chicago Climate Exchange friends, GE, etc.) — all at our expense and at the expense of our children and grandchildren.

      Cap and Trade “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification,” said famed climatologist Dr. S. Fred Singer. It would significantly increase taxes and the cost of energy, forcing many companies to close, thus increasing unemployment, poverty and dependence.

      Those brainwashed to the point of wanting to destroy the economy to "prevent global warming" are behaving like the most primitive human beings who were duped into believing that human sacrifices would ensure them good weather. Human beings don't have the power to control climate! And killing the economy will not help the environment. Poor countries can’t protect the environment. Just look at Haiti!

      More and more scientists and thinking people all over the world are realizing that man-made global warming is a hoax that threatens our future and the future of our children. More than 700 international scientists dissent over man-made global warming claims. They are now more than 13 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers. http://www.climatechangefraud.com/content/view/35

      Additionally, more than 30,000 American scientists have signed onto a petition that states, "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate." http://www.petitionproject.org

      We pray that honest leaders – both Democrat and Republican – are able to save us from Obama's criminal global warming/cap-and-trade scam.

    3. Jim@Redding,CA says:

      I urge you to contact your "representa-

      tives" in government as I did to get off

      their butts and actively fight this fraud

      that is just another scam and a TAX on us

      all! Carbon in ANY FORM is the basic foun-

      dation of ALL LIFE on earth, therefore,

      how could it ever be perceived to be in any way a "threat" to the environment? The

      plain TRUTH is that it is NOT. The problem

      for all of us HONEST CITIZENS is the fact

      that Al Gore and GE and many others like

      them have invested a ton of money into the

      promise from Obama that carbon emissions

      will be taxed, so whoever gets on this new

      bandwagon first (like Gore, etc.) will be

      in a position to steal BILLIONS of our

      hard-earned dollars!

      Is it possible that most Americans are

      so stupid as to not see this for what it

      really is?? It must be, after all, more

      than 50% of you put OBAMA into the White


      When are you going to wake up???

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