Not Just Moderates

by Paul Chesser, Heartland Institute Correspondent on May 1, 2009

The Climate Drudge (aka Marc Morano) just sent out this link to a Wall Street Journal blog post which explains how difficult it has been for House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman to buy enough votes to get his global warming legislation out of a key subcommittee. The Journal reporters explain how skeptical moderate Democrats are having qualms about the bill, but then they quote very liberal Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina about the challenges:

“I don’t think the votes are there in the subcommittee,” Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.) said in an interview. Mr. Butterfield said he was particularly concerned about the bill’s impact on low-income Americans, adding “What do I tell a single mom making eight dollars an hour?”

Could it be that Butterfield, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, is understanding the message that the Congress of Racial Equality’s Roy Innis has been delivering for so long now? If liberals have trouble supporting cap-and-trade, is there any hope for it at all?

AB May 1, 2009 at 11:33 am

Paul, please go find, or reach out and discuss, the (too long) email I sent to Joe Bast yesterday, with an article attached. I'm going to have it published somewhere, and I'd be happy to see Heartland post it. There are numerous facts and commentaries in the article I sent that are being either missed, covered up, or spun by the mainstream media. America needs to know, and it needs to know NOW. If we don't turn up the heat and kill this nonsense now, in the words of Anadarko CEO Jim Hackett, America will be the world's cleanest third world country before we know it.

Connor Martyn May 4, 2009 at 5:15 am

Connor Martyn of CYHS

Remember me? I think that global warming is a very heavily contended subject. I see that both sides have very interesting information. Neither side is doing anything but trying to prove the others wrong. That's the problem with our nation, we stand by what we think and we fight and yell at each other trying to prove to them that we are right. We need to stop all this "I'm right your wrong" stuff and do something. If global warming is just a naturally happening thing then let those who want to go out and clean up rivers and plant trees do that. It won't hurt our environment, in fact it will help it. So, I am still left asking what is going on in our nation. Are we at a stand still since no one seems to want to admit they are wrong?

Skinny Ties May 5, 2009 at 11:58 pm

The points above are all very insightful, thanks very much.

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