and "pollution bill" (link to story at bottom).
This focus comes over a year after the House dems ram-rodded through the original Cap'n Trade monstrosity without anyone having read it (recall: Pigsnout Waxman introduced over 300 pages of complex amendments to the bill on the morning of the day on which the House voted on and passed the bill). Now Senate dems are moving towards trying to jam through their own version, in what most certainly will be another massive nightmare of a bill with hundreds if not thousands of pages that no one will have read, let alone understand in any honest fashion. And whatever you do, don't refer to it as "cap and trade"!
I'm always amazed anew to witness how just incredibly stupid the democrat party thinks the American people are. Recall when they would change the way they referred to their health care bill out of the blue (e.g., "health care reform" bill abruptly became "health insurance reform" legislation). Well, sorry dems, but nothin' doin' on the ol' Cap'n Trade front, at least not among most Independents.
And it's not as if "cap and trade" is some heavily loaded political term. I think it's perfectly appropriate, must like the phrase, "health care reform." I have not adopted the much more argumentative political phrase used by the republican party -- "cap and tax" -- even though there most certainly will be significant increases in the energy bills of all Americans if the dems are successful in foisting through their Cap'n Trade desires.
Gosh, that's just what we need right now with the current economy! But one thing's for sure: As we saw with the health care legislation, Obama & The Leftist Dems will keep trying and keep trying to force through their energy legislation just so long as they have something close to a Senate supermajority. That means right up 'til November 2. You can make book on it, unfortunately.