Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Posturing Yoke

The President has authorized the EPA to move ahead with regulations in an attempt to get congress to pass a climate bill.

“We are not going to continue with business as usual,” Lisa P. Jackson, the E.P.A. administrator, said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters. “We have the tools and the technology to move forward today, and we are using them.”

The tools and technology of the force of government? That’s the only thing that the EPA has.

While the push to stop global warming seems to be based solely on political considerations rather than any global warming itself (alternatively known as science or reality), President Obama’s push to place onerous regulatory burdens on American power plants is timed so that he has negotiating power at the United Nations summit on global warming in Copenhagen in December.

And what will this posturing yoke cost us?

Apparently, American money, much like reality, is no match for the political popularity of the idea of cataclysmic world destruction.

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