Corker Still Clinging To Cap N Trade

Like a polar bear floating around on its last little ice cube (awwww.. ain’t that cuuuuute), Tennessee Senator Bob Corker just can’t commit to a vote on cap-and-trade, the scam that the greenies are using to destroy the capitalist system once and for all.

Now that Nasty Pelosi and her minions have cobbled together a cohesive energy-based attack on our economy, it’s time to get serious about encouraging our Senators to grow some balls.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a vote Friday on a sprawling climate-change bill, signaling the Democratic leadership’s confidence that it can overcome objections from Farm Belt Democrats.

Opponents and supporters of landmark climate legislation are ramping up their public-relations campaigns ahead of the planned vote. The Obama administration is pushing the measure as a job-creator, while critics, including many Republicans, are portraying the bill as an energy tax that could slow the economy.

A job creator? How is all that other job creation going?

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Ms. Pelosi, said in an email late Monday evening: “There are some issues still under discussion, but we are confident we can resolve them by the time the bill goes to the floor on Friday.”

The bill aims to cap greenhouse-gas emissions at 17% of 2005 levels by 2020 and at roughly 80% by 2050, creating a market for companies to buy and sell the right to emit carbon dioxide and other gases. It also mandates a new renewable electricity standard and establishes new national building codes.

It would mark the first time that either of the two chambers of Congress have voted to impose mandatory reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions — a goal President Barack Obama wants to achieve before a round of international climate talks in December in Copenhagen.

Mr. Obama on Tuesday said the House climate bill is “extraordinarily important for our country,” urging House members “to come together and pass it.” The president said it would create millions of new “green” jobs that can’t be shipped overseas.

Green jobs? This is the biggest scam to come down the pike in a generation. If you want to know just how much of a scam, pick up Milloy’s book, Green Hell.

When I called Corker’s office earlier, I got the usual non-committal double-speak, which is not surprising given his history with the McShame gang-of-ten and their eco-nitwittery. At least Alexander and Representative Duncan would give me a firm “no” vote against any cap-and-trade bills. Oh well, that won’t stop me from calling.

Let your Senators know that they need to grow a pair and preserve what’s left of our economy.

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  1. Corker’s office wouldn’t give me a heck no against the concept of cap and trade – said he wouldn’t be voting for it because it was before the house right now. Really non-committal, was hoping for a stronger answer.

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