Dems signal seriousness about passing Global warming taxes

This is not good news for those who had hoped that the crushing global warming taxes would not be imposed. The NY Times reports:

Representative Henry A. Waxman wrested the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from Representative John D. Dingell on Thursday in a coup that is expected to accelerate passage of energy, climate and health legislation backed by President-elect Barack Obama.

Mr. Waxman, 69, of California, who mounted a quiet but devastatingly effective two-week campaign against his longtime Democratic colleague, won the chairmanship with a 137-to-122 vote in the Democratic Caucus. The vote was secret, but many allies of Speaker Nancy Pelosi backed Mr. Waxman’s move, and several members said they had voted on the assumption that Ms. Pelosi had tacitly approved.

Democrats also read the signals coming from the president-elect’s transition office, which this week announced the intention to name Philip Schiliro, a longtime aide to Mr. Waxman, as the White House director of Congressional relations. . . .

This also from the NY Times:

President-elect Barack Obama, in strongly-worded remarks to a gathering of governors and foreign officials on Tuesday, said he had no intention of softening or delaying his aggressive targets for reducing emissions that cause the warming of the planet. . . .

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Blogger ICONIC FREEDOM said...

Here we go again - gorebal warming, like religion, does not possess empirical evidence of such, just mere opinion.

I love opinion

I enjoy opinion

I don't want to FUND opinion

Science isn't decided by consensus

“Don’t take refuge in the false security of consensus” – Christopher Hitchens

11/21/2008 8:44 AM  
Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

Tell me ya didn't trademark it! I'd love to use your phrase.

On the other hand, one may be tricked into believing that gorebal warming was decided by consensus.

I seriously must question who is going to be in charge of the Government when BHO gets sworn in.

If in fact, the Democrats become filibuster proof, who is to say that they will not override any veto? Will this be an excuse of the Obama Presidency? Will he (BHO), be able to use this an an excuse to let left wing agenda become law? Two edged sword here. Should the pendulum swing right, in two years, will this also be an excuse?

11/21/2008 9:22 PM  

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