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Communists Loves ‘Cap And Trade’ Bill

From the Communist Party’s People’s Weekly World (formerly the Daily Worker):

EDITORIAL: ACES is aces

Author: PWW/NM Editorial Board
People’s Weekly World Newspaper, 06/25/09

The U.S. House of Representatives can take the first step towards saving our planet and reviving our economy by passing the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES).

This bill has the broad support of labor and environmental coalitions, including the Blue-Green Alliance, SEIU, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters and many more.

The bill, if implemented, would do three basic things.

First, it would create an auction system for selling carbon emission credits to companies that emit the most greenhouse gases that are known to cause global warming.

Much like the successful 17-year-old auction system on acid rain-causing pollution that has reduced sulfur dioxide emissions by 50 percent, this new system would help reduce carbon emissions by an estimate 17 percent over the next decade and much more further down the road.

The auction system would generate billions in revenue designated for investment in renewable energy alternatives and green jobs. The Center for American Progress estimates that with investments in ACES and in the president’s recovery act, an estimated 1.77 million jobs in the renewable sector could be created.

With 6 million jobs lost since the Bush recession began in December 2007, these investments are needed to put Americans back to work. Many of these jobs will be in the manufacturing and mining sectors. Auto plants closed in the Midwest could be easily converted to build solar panels, wind turbines, new energy efficient batteries and the various parts for the industry. A single wind turbine, for example, has approximately 8,000 parts, much of them steel.

Third, the bill reduces U.S. dependence on oil and other fossil fuels, weakening Big Oil and Big Coal’s monopoly on energy. The investments in renewable energies will speed up the manufacture of green vehicles. With new energy efficient batteries, for example, plug-in hybrids might rapidly replace gas-guzzling cars. Wind and solar power generated electricity would reduce reliance on coal-fired electricity plants.

In the end, a diversity of energy resources reduces the threat of global warming and provides for investments in new, innovative economic activity. It would also make the United States more energy self-reliant, making the imperialist tactic of securing energy sources with military interventions overseas increasingly obsolete.

In case there was still any doubt how this bill is meant to be a death blow to our nation’s economy and capitalism in general.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 26th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Communists Loves ‘Cap And Trade’ Bill”

  1. wirenut says:

    Seems to me the noxious weeds are about to take over the garden. The seeds were sown when they infected education in this nation. God help us! Communist’s are a patient lot, like weeds though you can mow them down.

    • jobeth says:

      What a great analogy !

      “Communist’s are a patient lot, like weeds though you can mow them down”

      But remember…we gotta’ somehow kill the seeds they produce…via our children in the schools and other venues.

  2. proreason says:

    Karl must be beaming.

    Oh wait, he didn’t believe in life beyond Communism.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    Makes me wanna go out and get a tattoo that says “KILL A COMMIE FOR MOMMY”.
    Compassion for my fellow man is wearing mighty slim and my liver is starting to shrivel up.

  4. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Unbelievable. Never in my lifetime did I think our country would even entertain such thoughts let alone consider passing them as law.

    • jobeth says:

      We are all in mourning for our deeply loved country.

      First the shock of it all
      Then the anger
      Then the deep depression.

      We have to remember to keep fighting to keep the patient alive. Its the only way we can avoid its death.

  5. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    jobeth, It would be so easy to give in to the gloom and say all is lost. Our country is heading in the wrong direction. Which is something the Left was always complaining about when George W. was at the helm. But at least he was aimlessly wandering in the right direction. Here the Left is purposely heading us down the path of destruction. And all because they believe that putting the country through the fire will somehow purge away all the imperfections and leave us with a better shinier product. It’s nothing more than social, and economic Darwinism. And it goes totally against the grain of my conscience.


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