In Saturday's New York Times, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) co-authored an op-ed in support of cap-and-trade legislation. Graham is apparently using the fig leaf of adding support for nuclear power to the otherwise disastrous bill as a reason to get behind it.
It's the economic version of adding lobster to a convicted man's last meal.
"Climate change" legistion will have no impact on the climate but will have devastating impact on our economy and our worldwide economic competitiveness.
This is an incredibly expensive "solution" to a non-existent problem. And while I could argue that it will have truly terrible unintended consequences, the truth is that -- at least for the left -- all the consequences are intended. Lindsey Graham is little more than Barack Obama's useful idiot, a man who clearly has no interest in the scientific data and who is so desirous of "doing something" that he barely cares what it is he gets done.
With luck, Graham will not be able to get his partner-in-dangerous-"bipartisanship", John McCain, to come along. With luck, he will get very few Republicans to join his quixotic quest to make one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation in our history very slightly better. At the end of the day, our economic hopes will be tied to the thin reed of needing a few sensible Democrats to refuse to go along with the economic idiocy of Senators Kerry, Boxer, and Graham.
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