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April 22, 2010

Sen. Lindsey Graham Pimping His Cap and Trade (TAX) Bill Through

Next week Lindsey Graham will push the biggest tax on the American public in the nation’s history. Graham, along with fellow progressives John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, are going to push their cap and trade bill in the US Senate. The bill will cause electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket and will bankrupt the coal industry. The state-run media is already pushing the junk science in anticipation of the upcoming debate in the senate.

US climate report publicized in runup to Senate bill


An environmental coalition publicized a new U.S. draft report on climate change on Monday, one week before the expected unveiling of a compromise U.S. Senate bill that aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The Project on Climate Science, a coalition of environmental groups, publicized the report in advance of Earth Day on April 22, a spokeswoman said. The report was released with little fanfare on April 7 and posted on the Federal Register on April 8.
The report, a draft of the Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report that will be sent to the United Nations, says bluntly: “Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced … Global temperature has increased over the past 50 years. This observed increase is due primarily to human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases.”
Without action to stop them, climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions will rise over 8,000 megatonnes by mid-century, the draft said. By adopting measures detailed in a bill passed last year by the U.S. House of Representatives, these emissions will drop beneath 2,000 megatonnes. They’re now about 6,500 megatonnes. The United Nations measures greenhouse gas emissions in megatonnes, or million metric tons.
The effects of climate change are already evident, the draft said: warming air and oceans, vanishing mountain glaciers, thawing permafrost, signs of instability in the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica and rising sea levels.
The State Department draft, now open for public comment, precedes the expected April 26 unveiling of Senate legislation by Democrat John Kerry, Republican Lindsey Graham and Independent Joe Lieberman.
Supporters of the bill hope this will pave the way for the full Senate to debate and pass a measure in June or July.


Wild Thing's comment.......

These people doing this are imo more dangerous to our countries survival then terrorists.

Unfortunately, South Carolina does not have a recall statute and Lindsey does not have to stand for election until 2014. He figures, in potitical time, that's light years from away.

So Lindsey Graham isn't running for re-election until 2014. Even he wouldn't be this dumb if his seat came open this year. There's no way he'd win the primary. Having said that, this RINO is willfully pushing an agenda he KNOWS his constituents don't want.

Oh, and not only is Lindsey on the same page with Osama in this area, he's also aligning with John Kerry and Climate czar, Carol Browner. Not only that but Graham and John McCain are practically two peas in a pod when it comes to what legislation they're for.

However , unlilke Lindsey, McCain IS up for re-election this year and I would guess he's going to wait until at least after the primar to speak and support Graham on this even though you and I know he is for it.

If I was J.D. Hayworth I would be bringing this up a lot!

Posted by Wild Thing at April 22, 2010 12:45 AM


Add to this RINO Graham's immigration reform with Schumer.

Posted by: Bob A at April 22, 2010 09:35 AM

Graham and McCain are two abcesses on the butt of the RNC. Graham has to know that the voters of South Carolina will turn on him in 2014. I hope McCain loses his primary. These two Rinos need to be replaced with true conservatives.

Posted by: TomR at April 22, 2010 11:02 AM

How in hell did Graham get reelected in 2008 after the amnesty bill, that thankfully failed the first time. We may not be so lucky this time.

Posted by: Mark at April 22, 2010 04:49 PM

Bob A., yesss

Tom, ditto that big time!!!

Mark, I wonder too, it is not like he all of a
sudden became a rino. They should have tried to
get someone else to run and voted our Graham.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 22, 2010 07:08 PM


Posted by: Wild Thing at April 26, 2010 06:44 PM