The U.S. House of Representatives is on the verge of voting on the cap and trade climate change bill which if passed would fundamentally change the American economy forever. The Democrats added a 300 page amendment at 3 a.m. last night, and Republicans say that the Democrats are ramrodding this bill through the House without enough time for any of the members to possibly read the bill.
Most Republicans are firmly opposed to this bill and are calling the measure a "job killer" that would push energy bills through the roof and would drive jobs and businesses overseas.
But this cap and trade climate change bill is a top priority for the White House, and Barack Obama spent much of the day making phone calls trying to drum up support for the bill.
"Now is the time for us to lead," Obama told reporters in the White House Rose Garden. "We cannot be afraid of the future. We cannot be prisoners to the past."
This legislation is also very important to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and she has pledged to get it passed before Congress leaves for their July 4th vacation.
Representative Mike Pence from Indiana said that this bill "amounts to the largest tax increase in American history under the guise of climate change."
Fortunately, House Minority Leader John Boehner is delaying the attempt by the Democrats to ramrod this bill through by filibustering. He is actually reading page-by-page through the 300-page Democratic amendment to the bill.
Earlier, Boehner had some very harsh words for the bill. In fact, he said that he had "never seen anything this ridiculous".
Check out this video clip of Boehner.....
During his filibuster Boehner made these very wise remarks: "...the gentleman’s had his 30 years to put this bill together. And the House is going to spend a whopping five hours debating the most profound piece of legislation to come to this floor in 100 years. And the chairman has the audacity to drop a 300-plus page amendment in the hopper at 3:09 a.m. this morning. And so I would ask my colleagues, don’t you think the American people expect us to understand what’s in this bill before we vote on it?"
The truth is that the whole notion that "global warming" is caused by carbon dioxide is complete nonsense.
Dr. Tim Ball, a renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, makes it abundantly clear that carbon dioxide cannot possibly cause "global warming":
"CO2 is about 1.5 the density of air. One of the great fallacies promoted by [the proponents of the global warming theory] is that CO2 is well and quickly mixed through the atmosphere. It isn't. They also argue that the CO2 is most effective in trapping heat from the Earth (infrared) at the top of the atmosphere. This is why the computer models predicted greatest warming at the top of the atmosphere over the tropics. The problem is the actual measurements show that is not happening."
In addition, the "global warming" that the world experienced during the 90s and into this decade was experienced by every planet in the solar system. It was caused by the sun. Now that the sun has recently gone into a time of low sun spots, the truth is that the world is now experiencing a time of global cooling.
But the facts never seemed to matter much to American politicians before. Why should they let the truth bother them now?
But even if global warming was caused by carbon dioxide (which it is not), this bill will not cut emissions. It will just drive jobs and businesses overseas to places like China where they have no limits on carbon emissions at all.
Can the fragile American economy endure the higher gasoline costs and the massive loss of jobs and businesses that this bill would cause?
Can the fragile American economy endure the largest tax increase in the history of the United States?
Contact your representatives in Congress and tell them to vote NO on this bill. The future of the U.S. economy is at stake.