Peterson supports climate bill

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The chairman of the House Agriculture Committee said farmers can support a proposed Democratic bill to limit greenhouse gases and combat global warming.
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bmd60

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I hope all you fools that voted for this unamerican ass are happy. When your grandkids complain because they don't have air conditioning, and the government sets their thermostat in the winter and they can't afford a car you can let them know it was all because of YOU.
Vern

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Why don't we call this bill what it really is... A revenue increasing bill. Let's face it, this bill does nothing to affect the climate. If in fact the climate is affected by CO2 then reducing the amount of CO2 emission growth will do nothing. The fact is, CO2 emission will continue to grow under this bill but at a much slower pace than models suggest.

If government truely wanted to do something about CO2 emissions a project not unlike the manhatten project is necessary to develop alternate energy. Stop scaring our children with the global calamity garbage and plea to Americans for Energy independence and economic security. We cannot continue to be the leader of the Free World while being held hostage by OPEC every time they have a whim.

There are a large number of possiblilities out there to replace Oil as our chief supplier of energy. Natural gas is far more abundant than oil and cleaner to consume. Hydrogen and electricity are similar solutions which would dramtically change the vehicles we drive. Nuclear energy is probably the cleanest, most efficient, least expensive way to produce electricity yet we haven't built a new nuclear power plant in this country in decades.

We need leadership. Direction (ie. a plan) Is there anyone in congress with backbone?

If the past 20 years are any indication, leadership will not rise out of Washington DC. All they can do is provide "FEEL GOOD, DO NOTHING" bills.(Both parties).
Vern

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If your only objective is to criticize someone with a different idea then you are part of the problem. Have an open mind and consider all possible solutions and most of all accept the possibility that your own position might be the wrong one. This is the only way to really deal with the problem.

First of all we need to know what the problem is.
Arrogant American

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Passing this bill will be absolute disaster for our economy. This is nothing but an excuse to raise taxes to pay for Obama's irresponsible spending. This has nothing to do with trying to "save" the planet. The planet doesn't need saving. Global warming is a hoax. Most people don't even believe in man-made global warming. Why would people be willing to give up so much of their freedom and liberty for something that doesn't exist?

JUST 34 PERCENT BELIEVE IN MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING
http://climaterealists.com/index.php...

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But, but, if we don't do this, our water will turn into soda water. The bestest and brightest the corrupt Chicago machine has to offer said so!

"At a time of great fiscal challenges, this legislation is paid for by the polluters who currently emit the dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink and pollute the air we breathe."

Always a b!tch, when I breathe into my water glass, and it turns into carbonated water.

Still waiting for a sorry excuse of today's journalism, to draw a line from the messiah's expectation of hundreds of billions per year, in tax revenue, to the EPS's now reduced promise of this costing only $80 per year, per person, or how taxing me $80 is supposed to get me to change my behavior.

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The current economic woes have been exacerbated by the strategy undertaken by Obama and undoubtedly the Democrats in congress. However, I fear that the real disaster of Obama's tenure could be what he does in regard to "global warming". I sincerely hope that Obama is booted in 2012 and that a Republican is put in place who can mitigate some of the damage that will have been done over the next few years.
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Man-made global warming is the biggest con game in the history of the planet. Are we really this stupid?

I am afraid we are.
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The proof that we are really this stupid is that "followers" like Peterson and Oberstar keep getting re-elected.
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I have no doubt that if this bill passes into law, it will be introduced as landmark legislation and proof that this government is doing good. Like the recent tobacco legislation.

Both do absolutely nothing but sound real good if you don't actually read the legislation. proof of FEEL GOOD, DO NOTHING Politics as usual.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely!
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Unfortunately, we're going to have to let president Empty Pants One And Done completely destroy the country to put a stop to his insanity. It's the only thing that will snap the Obamatons out of their trance.
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Cap-and-Trade 'Declaration of War,' to Cost US Families $3,100/Year

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article...

The congressional Democrats’ cap-and-trade plan to tax carbon emissions could cost every American family as much as $3,100 a year and is equivalent to a “declaration of war on the Midwest,” Republican lawmakers told CNSNews.com this week.

Read more at cnsnews.com ...

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Put it in terms that people can better understand:

A household will have to blow at least $300 a month just to make the Sierra Club and democrats feel better.

Vern

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Here is the reason this country is in serious trouble.

"Teen dies in bathtub Twittering." 436 comments

"Tattooed teen admits sying." 164 comments

"Peterson supports climate bill." 11 comments.

Nobody gives a crap!
Hello

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Hilter would be proud of this bill
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Might as well go all the way and destroy the economy for good.
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Let's hurry up and get the Depression started. This recession isn't causing enough pain.

http://www.climatedepot.com/
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Jun 24, 2009
 
Hello wrote:
Hilter would be proud of this bill
Change

Since: Sep 08

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I predict this bill will be the biggest disaster yet by this inept, cluless, power-hungry administration.

Funny how the media is so quiet about it..I bet most people dont even have a clue as to what this will mean to them

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Vern wrote:
If your only objective is to criticize someone with a different idea then you are part of the problem. Have an open mind and consider all possible solutions and most of all accept the possibility that your own position might be the wrong one. This is the only way to really deal with the problem.
First of all we need to know what the problem is.
The problem is - THERE IS NO PROBLEM !!!!
Earthling

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wbigs wrote:
I bet most people dont even have a clue as to what this will mean to them
The majority don't have a clue about anything apart from their everyday routine and that applies globally.
Vern

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Had About Enough wrote:
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The problem is - THERE IS NO PROBLEM !!!!
10% unemployment.
Deepest recession in Decades.
Housing market in tatters.
Trillions in wealth lost.

I'd certainly say there is a problem.

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