Friday, May 15, 2009

Mitch Daniels: Two Fists, "No, Thanks!" To CapandTax

HT: ABadger! ...who posts this essay by Mitch Daniels, Governor of Indiana.

...But it’s clear to me that the nation, and in particular Indiana, my home state, will be terribly disserved by this cap-and-trade policy on the verge of passage in the House

...This bill would impose enormous taxes and restrictions on free commerce by wealthy but faltering powers — California, Massachusetts and New York — seeking to exploit politically weaker colonies in order to prop up their own decaying economies.

The Waxman-Markey legislation would more than double electricity bills in Indiana. [and probably in Wisconsin, too. --ed.] Years of reform in taxation, regulation and infrastructure-building would be largely erased at a stroke

...No honest estimate pretends to suggest that a U.S. cap-and-trade regime will move the world’s thermometer by so much as a tenth of a degree a half century from now. My fellow citizens are being ordered to accept impoverishment for a policy that won’t save a single polar bear

...Our president has commendably committed himself to “government that works.” But his imperial climate-change policy is government that cannot work, and we humble colonials out here in the provinces have no choice but to petition for relief from the Crown’s impositions.”

(You'll note that Three-Card-Monte Doyle, Gloriously Impoverishing Reigning Governor of Wisconsin, hasn't said "boo" about this nuclear bomb heading toward this State.)

It is very interesting, indeed, that Daniels is using language which calls to mind the Declaration of Independence.

Huzzah to him!!

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