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Can someone explain to me on a 5th grade level exactly what Cap and Trade is?

What is it and Why is it so bad? (or good if you think so)?


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Asked by Anonymous at 4:15 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You know, it's really to complicated to explain in 5th grade language. For the most part it is a method that involves any business that emits carbons to buy these carbon creditsso that they can emit the stuff. Ones who use more than their allotment have to beg borrow or steal from other businesses that don't use so much carbon. This will make our gas prices go up, It will make all utilities go up. The companies will have to pass the cost on to customers to keep their profits. Many could close or lay people off.
    There is many more aspects of this bill also that involve power grabs by the government.Like a green commission that will decide how green houses have to be built (you will have to upgrade before you sell). They say it will cost Americans anywhere from $175 to $2500 a year in increased costs. I suspect toward the top end being a government program. Like I said it is a very complicated bill.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:32 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • And I would add that it is based on the myth of global warming. But the fear they have instilled in some who really don't pay attention to the truth with the myth of global warming is nothing more than a smoke screen to lay the foundation for a one world govt.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:49 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Start with these links (they are from my Journal Post):

    This one is pretty simple and straightforward

    And then:

    Calculate what Cap & Trade will cost YOU


    this one is "fun!"


    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:50 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • THANKS everyone for taking the time to answer this!!!!!!! :D

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • warming is nothing more than a smoke screen to lay the foundation for a one world govt.

    OMG.We can't get democrats and republicans to lay the foundation for health care in the US.
    Are you out of your mind? foundation for one world government..

    Yup...Carpy You forgot to take your meds today!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

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