Attaching a Price to Carbon, the Most Basic Element of Life

by Sal on February 24, 2010

in Nature,Politics

Cap and trade Cap-and-Tax legislation appears to be at a standstill due to a disagreement at the mechanism for setting a price for carbon.  Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Sen. Lindsay Graham (RINO-SC) are attempting to come up with the best way to determine the price for carbon.

Think about that statement for a moment.  The federal government is attempting to artificially set a price for the basic building block of all living things.  We humans produce carbon (in the form of Carbon dioxide) when we exhale.  We are made of carbon.  Plants absorb carbon.  So how can we set a price to it?  If the federal government were given power to regulate “carbon”, what power would that give them to regulate human beings, births, livestock, vegetation, or anything else composed or producing carbon?  Couple this with ObamaCare, and what control do these two bills give the government over our lives?

All that aside, the fact that we’re even talking this cap-and-tax legislation in the midst of ClimateGate is ludicrous!  The science is far from certain, and more assumptions and studies are disproved daily.  The fact that a so-called Republican is one of the chief sponsors of this bill that is based on a lie is nauseating.  The fact that said RINO is from a Conservative state like South Carolina is inexcusable.

While ObamaCare is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it is important not to forget Cap-and-Tax.  While it’s passage is unlikely, the Democrats are desperate for a major accomplishment, and they may try to sneak this one through if ObamaCare dies the death it deserves.  That can’t be allowed to happen.

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