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Do you agree with offshore drilling overhaul but are against Cap and Trade?

Harry Reid wants it all. Here is his gamble:

The gamble: yoking a bipartisan, fast-track measure to overhaul offshore drilling rules with a broad, contentious bill capping greenhouse gas emissions that otherwise would have almost no chance of passage on its own.

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Isn't this just another underhanded way to push more taxation on the American taxpayers? When will it be enough? I have to wonder how many people will be forced into foreclosure or bankruptcy as a result of higher taxation that will begin to rear it's ugly head next year? Any guesses?


Asked by QuinnMae at 8:07 PM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sounds like a typical Reid bill! The game is called How much can we get into one bill?? I heard that even his son, who is running for some office, is leaving his last name out of his campaign ads. That is sad. The current dem leadership knows that its days are numbered, and they are trying to cram as much in before the election (and the recesses) as they possibly can.

    Answer by 29again at 8:56 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I think since the Gulf Spill started, the Dems have been scrambling to see how they can use this disaster to their advantage! Can't waste a good crisis--especially since the mid-term elections are just a few months away! I think if they just went back and enforced ALL of the rules and regulations ALREADY on the books (in so many areas!), there wouldn't BE a need to overhaul drilling policies!!!

    All Cap and Trade is going to do is make the larger companies (all industries) pay for the "privilege" of exceeding the emissions maximums established by the Clean Air Act and related bills. In other words, if you have the capital, the government will look the other way! This is progress?!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:15 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Unfortunately, there is a large segment of our population who really don't understand how what happens in the political arena actually affects us in our private, everyday lives! Those who find politics boring, or too complicated/confusing, are going to be the first ones asking why milk is suddenly $7 a gallon, why their paycheck doesn't go as far as it used to, or why they don't get as many tax breaks as they used to! Then they'll turn to whomever is the President when the proverbial light bulb goes off, and blame them, because they won't have any idea which one of THEIR representatives (that they probably voted for) voted for whatever bill is now hitting them!

    Those of us who see the writing on the wall, have been preparing to the best of our abilities, for when the inevitable happens, but for those who are purposely choosing to ignore the elephant in the room--it ain't gonna be pretty!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:59 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • It's sad that it's come to the point that simply being associated with Reid is all you need to know before deciding something's a bad idea. On what planet would this possibly be a good thing? And honestly, as they figure out all those carbon offsets have they accounted for the fact that Al Gore is getting divorced, his shares of the company that sells the offsets are most likely going to be on the table in the settlement, and depending on how many invisble scam, errr offsets, he's already promised to people without actually collecting the money yet, the entire company could go under in the settlement?


    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:33 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I've never agreed with a single darn thing that Harry Reid has done.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:49 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • LoriKeet,

    When the shit hits the fan, they will still be blaming Bush. They still will not believe that their Savior "Obama" got them into what is coming.

    At least some of us will be prepared..


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 1:31 AM on Jun. 26, 2010

  • Agreed Lori. And we all know who ends up paying for that privilege for exceeding emissions. Just like everything else, it's all passed on to the consumer. I am just curious how many straws it's going to take to break the taxpayer camel's back.


    Comment by QuinnMae (original poster) at 10:17 PM on Jun. 25, 2010