Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cape And Trade Is Gores Gravy Train

Al Gore reportedly stands to benefit greatly from proposed "cap-and-trade" legislation -- and possibly become the first "climate billionaire."

It seems the former vice president is playing both sides of the fence on the energy front. He has made millions of dollars in private energy ventures -- and now, according to the New York Times, it seems he will profit significantly from the government energy policies for which he is lobbying. Marc Morano of says Gore stands to reap huge profits from "cap-and-trade" legislation that would mandate carbon trading.
Marc Morano (GOP EPW)/uploadedImages/Cartoons/110409.jpg "This is not free market capitalism. This is not bootstrap entrepreneurship. This is nothing more than the ability of lobbyists to convince Congress to go a certain way and mandate carbon trading, carbon markets," Morano warns. "Once that happens, this is going to be a government gravy train for Al Gore and many others like him."

Morano notes that if Gore can get Washington to pass cap-and-trade legislation, he will be in a perfect position to become the world's first "carbon billionaire." Currently, Gore's net worth is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions.                                                                                                        Now we know Gore wont give up meat for the planet. He burns more fossil fuels in one month then we do in years. This isn't about the planet or Gore would do these things as a leader of the environmental movement. It's all about the money with these people. And liberals bow down to them like they are gods. God is in control of the weather not Al Gore.


  1. Dennis Miller had the best quote on Gore that I have ever heard.

    "Beware the prophet seeking profit."

  2. That is a good one. They do all want to play God don't they Craven? Even Bruce acts like he is better then everyone else. He also never thinks he is wrong. It is the patern of the left. They take God out so they can put themselves in Gods possition. I bet Gore,like Fealk relish the thought of all the power and control they have over us and the world. And when they are put in their place they cry like little babies. When will they realize there is only one God and it aint them?

  3. Exactly Chris. Religious people have their opinions, and you can take their opinions or leave them. Liberals want to legislate their opinions, and MAKE you live by their ideals by force. They are totally, off the charts, NUTS.

  4. What's cape and trade? I never heard of that.

    Do you have a Zorro cape that you use to make pollution and global warming disappear?

  5. Climate Bill Passes Panel despite Republican boycott

  6. Big whoop. Passed the panel. Democrats can keep passing this stuff by themselves as far as anybody cares. It can be repealed when Republicans are back in power next year. Meanwhile Democrats keep digging their own graves. What a bunch of morons!

  7. Actual 10-year cost of Pelosi Plan: $1.8 trillion

    Nancy Pelosi tried selling the notion that her version of ObamaCare would only cost $900 billion in the first ten years, later bumped to over $1 trillion when looking at gross costs. Harry Reid’s Senate version promises to come in at around the same level. However, both versions rely on three years of delay in implementing their spending plans, which allows for accrual of revenues from new taxes as well as a false sense of the real ten-year costs in the bills. The New York Post reads the CBO report and discovers that the actual ten-year cost is twice what Pelosi claimed:

    Don’t buy the claim that the Sen ate health-care bill is substantially more moderate than the House measure. While Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s legislation is even more onerous than the package created by Sen. Max Baucus and now championed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the larger story is how similar the two Democratic bills are.

    First, we need to get past the misleading accounting games. Each bill is routinely “scored” for its 10-year costs from 2010-19. Yet this includes several years when the spending wouldn’t yet have kicked in. According to the Congressional Budget Office, fully 99.9 percent of the Pelosi bill’s costs would hit from 2013 onward. Similarly, 98.3 percent of Reid’s spending would come after 2014.

    If you start the tally when the bills’ spending would actually start (in 2013 for the House bill and 2014 for the Senate bill), then the bills’ real 10-year costs become clear — and are remarkably similar.

    The CBO reports that, in their true first 10 years, the House bill would cost $1.8 trillion, and the Senate bill would cost $1.7 trillion. Pelosi would raise Americans’ taxes by $1.1 trillion over that period, while Reid would hike them by $1 trillion.

    And the House bill would siphon about $800 billion from Medicare to spend it elsewhere, while the Senate bill would suck out about $900 billion.

    What does that do to the deficit? According to the CBO, the first ten years of the Pelosi plan would add $650 billion to the deficit, while the Reid plan in the Senate would hike it by $740 billion. And that assumes that one can count the money coming from Medicare cuts as true deficit reduction, which is arguable, since the Medicare system is already deeply in the red.

    In other words, both Democrats have relied on accounting gimmicks to lie about the true costs of the bills. This may not come as much of a shock to Hot Air readers, but the scope of the lie is simply breathtaking. If this bill was truly cost-beneficial to the country, its advocates would not be spending this much effort to cover up its costs.

  8. If liberals were serious about CO2, they would make it illegal to have a nose like Henry Waxman's. The carbon footprint from his nose alone is equal to the state of Wyoming.

  9. Waxman is creepy looking. Bruce the harder left the Democrats push the harder right the American people go. In other word, the Democrats keep digging their own grave. That is why you are so miserable. Did you know that not one state in the union has more liberals then conservatives? Wild how now they are coming out in droves. There are twice as many conservatives as liberals in this country. The Republicans and the Democrats better start taking notice of the largest group of Americans or we will vote them all out of office. You liberals don't know who you have been poking and proding all these years. We are awake and we want change now and we will get it.

  10. Chris, you can say it all you want, it doesn't make it true. American want clean air, clean water, and we don't want to be flooded out of our homes by rising sea levels.

    You'll thank the Democrats some day for keeping your ass out of the drink and out of bankruptcy because you didn't have health care coverage.

    But I know you'll never say thank you.


    Come on Bruce, you were alive and your brain was functioning back in the 70's right? When the scientists were predicting the coming ice age?!?

    Then in the 90's it was Global warming.

    Now that the planet has been cooling for the last 10 years, the hottest year on record being 19-friggin'-98, the new mantra is "Climate Change".

    Yes, there is climate change, it's called the "SEASONS". IDIOTS!

    Your health plan, if you read above, will bankrupt this country.

    You idiot Democrats haven't given me one thing to thank you for yet. Thank you for Medicare, bankrupting the country. Same for Social Security. You are a bunch of idiots I wouldn't trust with a potato gun, let alone the reigns of power of this (once) great country.

  12. Did you see Rush laughing at Ted Danson? Danson predicted 10 years ago that within 10 years the oceans would be dead. FF 10 years, and Danson said that the oceans aren't dead, he was just being hyperbolic. When Dems use fear tactics it isn't lying, it's hyperbole. What a bunch of assholes.

    Where is your proof of global warming Bruce? You've got proof of no other claims, you got something to back this one up with?

    Did you know they used to grow wine grapes in England Bruce? Back when the climate there was, you know, warmer?! Back before the industrial age? Guess God was driving around in his '57 Chevy a bunch back then. Idiot.

  13. I don't suppose you've watched An Inconvenient Truth, right?

  14. If you're talking to me, Bruce, yes I did watch it. I don't suppose you've investigated beyond a PowerPoint presentation "documentary" with 9 huge mistakes (mistakes so large that the British withdrew it from their school system)? I don't suppose you watched the documentary that Christopher was commenting on a while back, called "Not Evil, Just Wrong"? I don't suppose you realize that Polar Bear populations are GROWING, and they are no more endangered due to "Climate Change" than you or I are. I don't suppose you realize that the Antarctic ice is actually, you know, GROWING? I don't suppose you buy your kool-aid from anybody who DOESN'T stand to make billions of dollars by selling trees in Brazil like our Al Gore?

    Al Gore won't even debate his claims with scientists. Climate Change is another big joke.

    Answer my questions Brucie. Do you remember in the 70's when scientists were claiming there was going to be the next ice age? One of those alarmists is now a scientist proclaiming Global warming.

    BAAAAA BAAAA Brucie. Run along little sheep. The grown-ups have work to do. Idiot.

  15. Yes Bruce I have watched it. I also watch them tear the movie apart. The Brits did a great job of diproving most of that movie. Did you watch that Bruce? We aren't indoctrinating ourselves like you do with only left wing media.

  16. 1998. Hottest Year on Record. Look it up Bruce. Stop with your ridiculous talking points until you do some research. You are wasting everyone's time with your silly little ass-kissing of everything the Democrats say.

    I don't know why you buy hook, line and sinker whatever the Democrats tell you. They are the biggest bunch of liars and crooks. Just look at Chicago and Detroit politics for your examples.

  17. If Al Gore cared so much, why is he making so much money on this boondoggle? Why are they trying to push this through, before the Earth cools even more? Al Gore cares so much about the needy he is willing to gobble up billions of dollars.

    How hot was your summer this year Brucie? I don't remember breaking a sweat once in this "BRUTAL" heat we had. Global warming my ASS.

  18. Bruce what do you think about the FACT that Gore will make $billions off of this Cap and Trade? We know he has a dog in the race and he made the movie. There is his motive to lie. And the Brits proved he lied about many of the facts in the movie. And most of the environmentalist got their info from this lieing movie. If this was really about the environment for Al Gore then why does he have such a large carbon footprint? Why wont he stop eating meet since he knows that will do more for the environment then anything else he personaly has done. It seems like a small thing to ask of a man that believes we will all die if we don't change our ways. Why doesn't he change his. Did you know that meet production adds more CO2 then fossil fuels do? It's shallow and empty like a capitalist Mike Moore.

  19. Remember the 80's and the ice age that was coming? The science was in at that time too.

  20. The one picture on the post is a video to watch.

  21. I added some move videos for you all to watch. It keeps the debate over man made climate change open and alive. This isn't what the left want. They want to make there money and run like they did in the Carter years. Just think of all the dumb climate change gaffs they have made every decade for the last 40 yrs. The scientist that say we are causing the climate to warm up can't explain why the planet is actually going through a cooling spell over the last 8 yrs. That doesn't fit in any of there climate change models. But to the left those are just some pesty facts that will go away in time.

  22. I think Bruce is right on this one. But now I feel I must take another look at the debate of global warming. Thank you for all of the great posts. I think it is great how I can hear both sides of the story. A friend of mine turned me on to this blog. I used to read the Macomb Daily soundoffs but this is much better.

  23. Bruce hasn't been right on anything in years. Bruce's direction is dictated by and those of that ilk. Facts don't matter, feelings do. Because liberals are miserable, it is their goal to make everyone else miserable too.

    Global Warming...oops, it is climate change now since the warming stopped, is another attempt to control everyones lives. Who would control us? why those who know best about how we should live and eat and breathe and think and drive.

    The climate change alarmists hurt their own argument by these ridiculous claims of doom that cannot be backed up by any facts. Polar bears? Thriving. Arctic ice? increasing. More and more destructive hurricanes? Where are they?

    Another great truism:
    A trial without a defense is a sham
    Business without competition is a monopoly
    Science without debate is propaganda

  24. 'Damned Global Warming Skeptics'

    July 12th, 2009 | Author: Bruce McQuain

    Why don’t they just shut up!

    The science is settled! We have consensus.

    Well, except for those 32,000 American scientists who have signed a petition saying they don’t agree that anthropogenic, or man-made, global warming is threatening society as we know it.

    And now we have another one – another skeptical scientist who attempts to enlighten the cult of AGW as to how the science actually works. I’ll let him lay it out:

    So why the fuss lately about man-made global warming? The melting Arctic? Do you know we’ve only been monitoring the extent of Arctic ice via satellites since 1979? And while Arctic ice coverage has declined, it’s actually been rising since 2006. And have you heard Antarctic sea ice has increased by nearly 14% since 1979?

    The global warming crowd is quick to blame the release of carbon dioxide thru the burning of fossil fuels, such as oil, gasoline, natural gas, and coal, for warming our climate and setting us on a path for doom.

    Since before the industrial revolution the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been rising, up to around 385 parts per million by volume today. That amounts to a miniscule 0.0385% of the atmosphere. Increased CO2 levels are beneficial to plants since they require carbon dioxide to grow. In this experiment, plants exposed to CO2 levels of 1,090 parts per million by volume by far exhibited the most growth.

    So, does carbon dioxide drive the climate? The answer is no!

    Natural cycles play a much bigger role with the sun at the top of the list. A look at total solar irradiance since 1600 shows a distinct correlation to temperature readings. Readings are higher now than anytime in the past 400 years!

    Then there’s El Nino Southern Oscillation, the North Atlantic Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation, the Arctic Oscillation, the Pacific-North American Teleconnection, Milankovitch forcing, ocean variations, and so on and so forth.

    Is there any way to model all these variables? Again, the answer is no! The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, has tried and failed!

    Back in 2001 the IPCC released a suite of computer model solutions depicting the future state of the atmosphere. These reports by the IPCC are used repeatedly to drive policy around the world. But, if you look at what’s happened since then, global temperatures are actually on a downward trend, whether you look at actual thermometer readings across the world or satellite-derived temperatures. This when the IPCC models were predicting continued warming.

    Can you believe it? Another one who insists models at least be able to model what is happening by using all the variables? And that the models be able to actually predict what is happening instead of modeling something that isn’t?

    What’s up with demands like that?! We’ve heard from the oracle, he’s told us the earth has a fever and that’s that.

    Gore said it, enough “scientists” believed it and that ends it!

    Now let’s get that cap-and-trade bill through the Senate and save the planet.

  25. Global warming is real so shut the hell up you retardes. You all are as dumb as AL.

  26. It looks like another conservative went crazy and killed a bunch of soldiers in TX. You conservatives are a danger to society.

  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog-
    I must say, those Murano quotes are just stunning. That is a great post!

  28. This was written by Sherry Hackett, Buddy Hackett's widow........


    President Obama:

    Today I read of your administrations' plan to re-define September 11 as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk.........

    During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of our tradition of standing and crossing your heart when the Pledge of Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the only one not honoring our tradition.

    YES, "We noticed."

    During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say that you intended to visit all 57 states.
    We all know that Islam, not America has 57 states.

    YES, "We noticed."

    When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and gently placed a flower on the memorial, while you nonchalantly tossed your flower onto the pile without leaning over.

    YES, "We noticed."

    Every time you apologized to other countries for America 's position on an issue we have wondered why you don't share our pride in this great country. When you have heard foreign leaders berate our country and our beliefs, you have not defended us. In fact, you insulted the British Crown beyond belief.

    YES, "We noticed."

    When your pastor of 20 years, "God-damned America " and said that 9/11 was " America 's chickens coming home to roost" and you denied having heard recriminations of that nature, we wondered how that could be. You later disassociated yourself from that church and Pastor Wright because it was politically expedient to do so.

    YES, "We noticed."

    When you announced that you would transform America , we wondered why. With all her faults, America is the greatest country on earth. Sir, KEEP THIS IN MIND, "if not for America and the people who built her, you wouldn't be sitting in the White House now." Prior to your election to the highest office in this Country, you were a senator from Illinois and from what we can glean from the records available, not a very remarkable one.

    YES, "We noticed."

    All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded yourself with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions for which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them are people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or affection for this country and her traditions.

    YES, "We noticed."

    You are 9 months into your term and every morning millions of Americans wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek to saddle working Americans with a health care/insurance reform package that, along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.

    YES, "We noticed."

    We seek, by protesting, to let our representatives know that we are not in favor of these crippling expenditures and we are labeled "un-American","racist", "mob". We wonder how we are supposed to let you know how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protests seem isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans had the right to speak out.

    YES, "We noticed."

    On September 11, 2001 there were no Republicans or Democrats, only Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out because we are Americans.

    And YES, "We noticed."

    There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could help unite this nation. In six months you have done more to destroy this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us.

    YES, "We noticed."

    September 11 is a day of remembrance for all Americans. You propose to make 9/11 a "National Service Day". While we know that you don't share our reverence for 9/11, we pray that history will report your proposal as what it is...a disgrace.

    YES, "We noticed."

  29. You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and policy.

    YES, "We noticed.."

    We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you. When Americans come together again, it will be to remove you from office.

    Take notice.

    If you agree with this please pass it on.

    This was sent to me by Brian Pannebecker. He has a great conservative blog that you should look at. Thanks for this letter Brian.

  30. Well, I sure don't agree and it's so sad to see the 20 percenters taking over the Republican party.

    I saw the video yesterday of Michelle Bachman, one of the leaders of the 20 percenters, standing on the steps of the Capitol with the elected leaders of the Republican party and a few thousand tea baggers, complaining that the Democrats want to provide health care for all Americans.

    The most despicable sign was one of piles of Jews from Dachau, with the caption
    Nationalist Socialst Health Care.

    It's really sad in a way to see you 20 percenters destroying your party from the inside.

    You are not what America is about. America is a compassionate country. We are still the leaders of the free world.

    Why do you want to tear down our great country? Why do you want 45,000 Americans to die every year for lack of health care?

    I won't ever understand you.

  31. You keep saying 20%. Where did you get that number from? There are 40% conservative,40% Moderate and only the 20% fringe are liberal. The protest was peaceful on the conservative side. Just remember the G-20 summit Bruce. You always project yourself and your idealogy on us. That is the liber M.O. That tactic has been all used up. It doesn't work as we know the FACTS. Google what Bruce says and you will see how much he lies to everyone.

  32. Bruce where in the bill will 45,000 people a year get saved? And where did you get that number from? Is it part of the 47,35,25 million people without health insurance?

  33. Chris, the 45,000 came from a Harvard study. Look it up.

  34. Bruce is stuck on 20% because that is the goal of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and liberals. They want all Americans to take home 20% of the money they earn, with the rest going to the government nanny state to redistribute.

  35. I guess Bruce likes calling conservatives teabaggers. Must be because he and most liberals are teabaggies.

  36. They are projecting their teabag fanticies on the conservatives. It is the liberal way isn't it Craven?

  37. • Unemployment at 10.2%

    • President's top economic advisor admits this is by government design.

    • White House intends for unemployment to go down in an election year.

    Unemployment this morning topped 10.2%, even though the number seeking employment has declined. Many have just given up. Likewise, and more troublesome, the average hours worked in a week is at its lowest in decades - 33 hours. That suggests employers are going to just expand hours worked in the future, instead of hiring new people. So the unemployment number will stay high for a while.

    On January 18, 2009, Obama's top economics advisor Larry Summers said Barack Obama's stimulus plan would keep unemployment below 10% and could be deemed to have failed if it crossed 10%.

    On July 17, 2009, Larry Summers said

    "Both administration and independent forecasts predicted that only a very small part of the total job creation expected from the Recovery Act would take place within six months," he continued. "Indeed, a Council of Economic Advisers' study predicted that only 10 percent of the total job impact of the Recovery Act would take place during calendar year 2009. Given lags in spending and hiring, the peak impact of the stimulus on jobs was expected not to be achieved until the end of 2010."

    In other words, an ever growing number of Americans have to sit on the unemployment line until next year by government design. Why? So in 2010, Barack Obama and the Democrats can run on falling unemployment numbers. They'd rather you starve now so they can have recovery happen in an election year.

    We're all political pawns to Barack Obama.

    One more thing: remember, outside economists say passing the Democrats' health care plan will slow the recovery further, stagnate wages, and increase unemployment. Do we want to do that? What do you left wingers think of these facts?

  38. Which economists, the ones at the Heritage Foundation?

  39. The President's top economic advisor admits this is by government design. Can't you read?

  40. Barack Hussein Obama said unemployment wouldn't go over 8%. And you trust him still? John is right about you. Try to get a H1N1 flu shot right now. That is our governement at work. I can't wait for FEMA to come in to "save" us like they did in Katrina. You Democrats never ever learn.

  41. Dear Fellow Conservative:

    The letter will arrive in a long white envelope postmarked Washington, D.C.

    Inside, you'll be informed that, because of your age and in accordance with new U.S. healthcare policy (Obamacare), it is now time to discuss your "advance care options" with government "healthcare planning consultants."

    Your letter will also advise that henceforth every five years -- or sooner if you're diagnosed with a serious illness -- this panel of government-selected doctors and experts will "assist" you in making further medical decisions.

    Are you outraged yet? Keep reading, it gets worse...

    Who will these doctors and so-called "experts" be? Perhaps some of them will be colleagues of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and a key formulator of Obamacare.

    Dr. Emanuel has some pretty scary ideas about healthcare and how it should be rationed. The good doctor doesn't actually say "healthcare rationing" -- he prefers "healthcare allocation." But it means exactly the same thing.

    Nor does Dr, Emanuel admit he's in favor of "death panels." (A term Sarah Palin has been excoriated for using.) Instead he chooses to call it "end of life consultation." If that sounds like a bunch of government bureaucrats making life or death decisions about people other than themselves, it's because that's exactly what it is.

    Shocked? My friend, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The lies and deceptions President Obama and his liberal backers are telling us about Obamacare run deep and dangerous, submerged beneath an ocean of government double-speak.

    There are many more reasons why this monstrous, evil plan must be stopped.

    If Obamacare passes...
    MEDICARE WILL BE SLASHED. To pay for his government healthcare behemoth, Obama admits he'll have to cut $500 billion from Medicare. How can he chop that much without reducing medical services to seniors? He can't. It's fiscally impossible. Medicare services will have to be cut.
    YOU'LL LOSE YOUR CURRENT COVERAGE. Truth is, Obama's plan is designed to eliminate employer coverage. He's acknowledged it, but only to fellow liberals. When the "public option" forces private insurers out of the market, odds are you'll be shoved into a government plan.
    YOU'LL LOSE YOUR CURRENT DOCTOR. Once the government plan is reality and you've been forced to participate, it's a virtual certainty you'll lose your doctor. In fact, the more skilled your physician is, the more likely he or she will shun working for the government. Obamacare won't take your doctor away. Obamacare will drive your doctor away.
    ILLEGALS WILL GET FREE HEALTHCARE. Despite what Obama says, none of the Democratic bills prohibits coverage for illegal aliens and all Republican attempts to exclude such coverage for illegals have been rejected.
    OBAMACARE WILL BANKRUPT AMERICA. Universal healthcare will add at least $1 trillion to the already mind-boggling deficit. Obama claims "eliminating waste and fraud" will save money -- a laughable assertion, since when has the government ever decreased its spending? In the end, Obama will slash Medicare and raise taxes, pleading he had no choice.
    OBAMACARE WILL PAY FOR ABORTIONS. Obama calls this a "lie." But all Democratic plans call for payments for "reproductive services," a well-known euphemism for abortion. Plus, Obama's minions in Congress have rebuffed all amendments prohibiting coverage for abortions. You be the judge. What are the Democrats trying to hide?
    Surprised? Now you know why I sent this urgent message asking you to help HUMAN EVENTS stop Obamacare now -- before it's too late.

    What can you do... keep your insurance, keep your doctor, help save the best healthcare system in the world and keep from being part of Obama's next "clunker" program?

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    We at HUMAN EVENTS have fought many such battles before -- and won. Against "Hillarycare", wasteful spending, and amnesty for illegal immigrants -- and much more.

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    But this report translates the double-speak of all their lies and dirty secrets -- just a few of which I listed above.

    My friend, this is one of the most important issues I've ever witnessed in my 40-plus years in Washington.

    The so-called "healthcare reform" liberals want isn't really about healthcare. It's about their beloved socialism.

    To liberals, socialized medicine is the heart and soul of what it means to be a European-style "social democracy" -- like France, Germany, Sweden, England, Italy, and the rest.

    Government-run universal healthcare can make their dream come true by adding more than 10 million healthcare professionals and workers to the already bloated roster of 11 million government employees.

    Imagine! In one fell swoop, Democrats could nearly double the number of government workers and bureaucrats in America.

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  43. Despite a Republican boycott in the Senate, cap and trade legislation has been voted out of committee.
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to move cap and trade legislation out of committee by a margin of 11-to-1. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana) was the only dissenting Democrat. Republicans were not present as they were boycotting the committee because they believed the legislation needed more study. But Ben Lieberman, a policy analyst with the Heritage Foundation, says a vote before the full Senate will be a bit more difficult.

    "There are a number of Senators, most, if not very nearly all Republicans, but also some Democrats [who are] very concerned about this bill," says Lieberman. And the fact that it is being rushed through in this manner has raised suspicions as well."

    The analyst notes that if the bill is passed, cap and trade will become effective during 2012. He adds that most people will see their energy costs go up by $400-a-year, and then by 2035, some could see their energy costs rise by over $1,000.

    Lieberman contends that the states affected the least by the legislation will be West Coast states and the Northeast portion of the U.S. Those hurt the worst will be states relying on manufacturing jobs and energy production.

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