Wednesday, June 24, 2009

He Thinks You're Stupid

John Hinderaker - June 23, 2009 - Powerline

In his press conference today, President Obama talked about the cap-and-trade energy tax that the Democrats are trying to ram through Congress. Obama's nose grew a couple of inches as he uttered this howler:

At a time of great fiscal challenges, this legislation is paid for by the polluters who currently emit the dangerous carbon emissions that contaminate the water we drink and pollute the air we breathe.

The idea that the energy tax will come to rest with "polluters"--that is to say, power companies, manufacturers, agribusinesses, and so on--is absurd. The cost will be passed on to consumers, as Obama himself admitted during a moment of candor during the campaign, when he said that electricity costs would "skyrocket" under his cap-and-trade proposal.

It is truly sad, that our nation has reached a point where it is impossible for the two sides in the political debate to discuss almost anything without the left lying about it. There is no greenhouse gas crisis. There is no man caused global warming. Expensive energy will destroy the competitive advantage of our manufacturing capability and we will lose even more of our economic wealth. However believing in both allows government to PLAN our economy under the control of liberals.

The future under cap-and-tax, the liberal strangling of drilling for oil and producing coal, socialized medicine, outrageous bureaucracies making all decisions for our people... this is a recipe for tyranny. How can 52% of our people believe this is the best way towards a brighter future?

Maybe that 52% vote is why Obama thinks we are stupid enough to believe cap-and-tax will be paid for by the corporations.


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