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Leftists Plan to Reduce Global Warming by Lowering American Living Standards

Jerome49 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:17 PM
CAP & TRADE was Obama's answer to "global warming". Under CAP & TRADE, you could pollute all you want so long as you purchased "carbon credits" controlled by the government. Our elected officials would of course determine which "carbon credit" marketers (the ones they invested in) would be allowed to sell these credits. In the purchase price of these "carbon credits" would be the taxes the government would impose on them. See how nicely that works.

Regular readers may remember last year when I shared some remarkably silly data from the “Happy Planet Index,” which supposedly showed the United States ranked below very poor nations such as Cuba, Albania, and Venezuela.

It turns out that nations got lower grades based on their energy consumption. And since energy usage is one of the key indicators of prosperity, that explains why the United States also trailed such global garden spots as Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Moldova, and Tajikistan.

Well, the authors of the Happy Planet Index are not the only ones who explicitly embrace stagnation and decline as a...

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