Sen. Obama while giving a speech in Wallingford, PA. Wednesday, stated that Al Gore, Nobel Peace prize laureate and global warming activist, will play a large role in his administration to help address the problem that is – global warming.
“Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now.”
Obama said he would use Gore to help forge a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions designed to lower pollution.
The Illinois senator cautioned that such a system could mean an increase in electricity bills from power companies that rely on coal-burning, and that some of the money generated from a cap-and-trade system may be used in the beginning to help lower income or fixed income customers with those bills.
Taxing production will not fix the economy nor will it be the catalyst to extricate America from its oil dependency. This is nothing more than a faux-government solution designed to play at a person's humanity; no one wants the planet to be destroyed, or to breathe polluted air or to drink contaminated water. Government intervention and more specifically a tax will not force the market.
Global warming, despite what the environmental advocates say, is not yet fact. Nor is it indispensable. It is still a theory and under that pretense skepticism and logic should dominate the discussion. It is simply the prevailing school of thought, right now. History and Geology have demonstrated time and time again, that the Earth is cyclical. It is quite possible humanity sped up this heating cycle a few hundred years, possibly even a thousand, but what no one is discussing is the fact that the Earth corrected itself during almost every one of its weather cycles.
Even if the gloom-and-doomers are correct, a guilt tax is not the answer. Politicians and political pandering should not rule the day, especially with the possibility that there is in fact man-made global warming. Scientists, doctors, educators, business leaders and innovation should lead the charge into the future rather than bureaucracy and cronyism that inevitability occurs when the government intervenes.
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