America is still reeling from the heath care debacle. While we are still bandaging our wounds and strategizing about the best way to repeal health care legislation, Barack Obama has already painted his next target…CAP AND TRADE or, more accurately known as Cap and TAX.
Were you pleasantly surprised by the recent announcements about nuclear power and off-shore drilling being opened up? Don’t be fooled. Here’s the real scoop. The EPA is going to announce new CO2 rules which will make CO2 a poison that will now be regulated by the EPA. Yes, the stuff that you breathe out and that plants breathe in will now be subject to regulation. This will of course be difficult on businesses because they will be looking at new fees, new penalties, and new taxes, which will be passed along to you guessed it: us.
Now the President knows that this is pretty negative news and so what does he do? He says, “But wait! I’ll let you drill for oil!” Don’t believe it. According to the Department of the Interior, which is also under the President’s control, there will be “years of hearings”. Several years according the sources in the Department of the Interior. Then, after the hearings, they will give environmentalists, a time to also be heard to object to drilling. What does this mean? No drilling until at least the end of the decade, if ever.
Obama is trying to do bait and switch or in military terms, diversion and then flank attack. He wants you to think that he’s really supportive of more nuclear energy and more drilling and while you and I are thinking, well, maybe he’s not so bad, he’ll push his cap and tax policies.
Don’t be fooled America! President Obama isn’t stupid, but he sure thinks that you and I are! Don’t let the diversion work. Let your representatives know that we need drilling NOW and we do not need cap and tax to put a further drain on our economy!