Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Resist Reid's Strangulation of the Upper Midwest

The Senate Majority Leader is still attempting to put the $1.9 TRILLION energy-tax through, this time by legerdemain.

The Democrats want to rig the game so you don’t have time to figure out this latest act of collective thievery before it’s perpetrated. They have been colluding on a plan to circumvent the Senate’s 60-vote threshold and amendment process by attaching their massive green tax scheme to a special budget legislative maneuver (“budget reconciliation” in the parlance of the Washington sausage-makers).

...White House budget director Peter Orszag again acknowledged last week that “much of ]the] costs of the plan will be passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices for energy and energy intensive goods.” The GOP puts the cost at approximately $3,100 per family a year.

But that's just an average. The Upper Midwest, dependent on oil, gas, and coal for its economic activities (manufacturing) and for such things as heat and electricity, will pay a helluvalot more, given the Administration's blocking of nuclear-fueled electricity. And even nukes do not solve the heating-by-gas or by-oil problem.

Harry needs a good whack upside the head.

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