Tweet Is It Anti-World To Take A Stand Against An Inferior Piece Of Legislation That No One Had A Chance To Read And/Or Understand? According To Henry Waxman It Is!
Much as President Obama did when he tried to make those automobile company bondholders who tried to affirm their legal rights appear unpatriotic, Henry Waxman is trying to portray the Republican Party the same way for voting against the Cap and Trade legislation. Moreover, he cites the fact that the preponderance of scientific research falls out on the side of global warming as a ticking time bomb. Both statements are of course untrue.
As the video below explains, there is NO way that our representatives had the opportunity or inclination to read this bill which is 1200+ pages long, with an additional 300 pages added only hours before the vote,
"Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) on Republicans voting against the energy plan and Rep. John Boehner's comments on the House floor Friday evening: "They [Republicans] want to play politics and see if they can keep any achievements from being accomplished that may be beneficial to the Democrats. They're rooting against the country and I think in this case, even rooting against the world because the world needs to get its act together to stop global warming." (RealClearPolitics)
Strong words with little or no science to back it up. Let's face the reality Congressman Waxman and your Democrat band of merry men and women. If this legislation is as good as you say it is, why the rush to bring it to the floor? Why not the time and opportunity to read it and debate it with facts? Why portray it to the often gullible American public as something that it is not?
And what is it exactly that the rest of the developing world, our economic competition, is doing about emissions?
And why Congressman Waxman, in the most partisan environment that anyone can remember in Washington, did 44 of your party vote against this bill? That fact speaks the greatest of volume of all! Are they anti-American, unpatriotic and anti-world as well? Or do they recognize that with the potential negative impact that this bill would have, a vote against it even superseded partisan politics