Reuters is reporting that a Senate committee led by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) approved a "climate change" measure over the objections of Republicans. In fact, the GOP Senators boycotted the vote en masse in protest. The measure in question would "require U.S. industry to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases 20 percent by 2020, from 2005 levels."
"I think this is a great signal for Copenhagen that there's a will to do what it takes to advance this issue," committee Chairman Barbara Boxer told reporters after her panel voted.Bloomberg is reporting that despite a perceived repudiation from voters in Tuesday's elections, the House Democratic leadership is proceeding with plans to vote as early as tomorrow on the massive $1 trillion government health care takeover. To ensure support, President Obama himself plans to visit Capitol Hill tomorrow. Forget the Dems having lost major elections on Tuesday. Pelosi rejects the idea that the party has lost momentum: “From my perspective, we won,” she said.
And if all this weren't enough, the Associated Press is reporting that Democrat Senators voted today to BLOCK a proposal submitted by Louisiana Senator David Vitter to include a simple question in the upcoming 2010 U.S. Census. The question? "Are you a U.S. citizen?" (Apparently Dems don't think we should ask...)
That's funny. I thought the purpose of the Census was to figure out how many citizens we have living here. It's also used to proportion congressional districts according to population. Hm... I wonder who would benefit from the Census counting a disproportionate number of illegal aliens undocumented citizens...?