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Reid: Senate Has Time For Climate Tax

From The Hill:

Reid: Senate has time for climate bill

By Ben Geman – 01/14/10

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday said that there is room on the busy Senate calendar to bring up a sweeping energy and climate change bill this spring.

Apparently, there’s no ‘off’ on Mr. Reid’s stupid switch.

Or maybe this is just part and parcel of his contempt for America’s “stinking” citizenry.

His comments – in a speech before a geothermal energy group in New York – come amid speculation that tackling controversial plans to impose limits on greenhouse gases may fall by the wayside.

By the way, doesn’t the drilling for and exploiting of geothermal energy trigger earthquakes?

Hasn’t the major geothermal project in the US — in Northern California — been shut down (squandering untold millions of US taxpayer dollars), because of the earthquake problems it was causing?

We wonder if anyone brought that up to Mr. Reid, given the news of the day.

“We have a lot on our plate. We have to finish reforming health insurance and Wall Street, and also must help bring Americans out of unemployment. But we are not so busy that we can’t find the time to address comprehensive energy and climate legislation,” Reid said, according to his prepared remarks.

Taxing the middle class in every way possible for healthcare reform, taxing Wall Street and the banks – and now putting a ‘carbon tax,’ the largest tax increase in history, on the backs of manufacturing, transportation – and, indeed everything…

Yes, that is certainly the way to “bring Americans out of unemployment.”

“Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman have taken a lead in trying to craft a framework that would get more than 60 votes. We will need at least that many for two reasons: One, because any bill that seeks to rein in global warming pollution will be fought very hard by the same companies that profit most heavily from polluting. And two, because the rules of the Senate make it easy for a determined minority to stand in the way of all the good ideas you’re hearing at this forum,” he added.

Reid also spelled out his energy priorities, including a nationwide renewable electricity standard.

Mr. Reid’s priority ought to be deciding how best to spend his (forced) retirement from the Senate.

We would suggest dabbling in real estate.

Since he seems to have had a lot of luck with land deals in the past.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 15th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Reid: Senate Has Time For Climate Tax”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    “Apparently, there’s no ‘off’ on Mr. Reid’s stupid switch.”

    Thank you, Steve!!!

    ROFLMAO They’re always funnier when there’s an element of truth in ’em. I love it .. no off. Thank you!!! Needed a laugh.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Shiite fire!!
    Thanx for the more than needed …………..HA!!

    Tax my tan……OOOOOPS!!

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