Wednesday, June 24, 2009
President Obama Has More Transparent Untruths About Energy Tax
Here he was at the dog and pony show press conference yesterday:
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.It is a target rich statement. First, no tax is paid by any corporations; they merely collect it for the government by passing it along to the consumers of the products of the corporations. President Obama is not unaware of this. Indeed here is what he said in January, 2008, about the cap and trade scheme/energy tax:
I know the press is still covering for him, but is he unaware that we have electronic records of what he has said in the past? Does he care that he's lying so transparently?
Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.
Second, "dangerous carbon emissions"? CO2? Necessary for life CO2? Coming out of every human at each and every breath CO2? It's dangerous?
Third, "contaminate the water we drink"? CO2? Contaminating the water we drink? Well, other than the carbolic acid in our soda cans and seltzer water, what the heck is he talking about?