Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Senior Member AirborneSapper7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    South West Florida (Behind friendly lines but still in Occupied Territory)

    RINO Lindsey Graham Backs Cap-and-Trade Bill

    Lindsey Graham Backs Cap-and-Trade Bill

    Sunday, October 11, 2009 4:30 PM

    Prospects for climate-change legislation in Congress improved on Sunday when a Republican senator broke ranks with his party to outline a compromise with a leading Democrat on the issue.

    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator John Kerry wrote in an opinion piece in The New York Times that they believed they could pick up enough support to pass a wide-ranging bill to limit carbon emissions.

    "We refuse to accept the argument that the United States cannot lead the world in addressing global climate change," Graham and Kerry wrote. "We are also convinced that we have found both a framework for climate legislation to pass Congress and the blueprint for a clean-energy future."

    Special: Get Sarah Palin’s New Book – Incredible FREE Offer -- Click Here Now.

    Graham is one of a few dozen fence-sitters whom Kerry and Democrat Barbara Boxer have been courting in order to amass the 60 votes needed for passage in the 100-member Senate.

    Many lawmakers worry that the bill would hurt the struggling U.S. economy, raise energy costs, hurt coal-producing regions and weaken energy-intensive industries like steel manufacturing.

    The Kerry-Boxer bill would reduce U.S. industry emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2020, less than European Union countries have pledged.

    Graham does not support the bill as written, a spokesman said.


    Many details remain undecided, but the bill embraces central elements of legislation passed in June by the House of Representatives.

    Both would require companies to get an annual permit for every ton of carbon pollution they put into the atmosphere. Utilities and factories that do not use all of their permits could sell them to companies that need more.

    Graham and Kerry said Congress should set a minimum and maximum price on these permits to keep costs in check.

    Congress also should make it easier to build new nuclear power plants and step up research on how to safely dispose of nuclear waste, they said -- a concern of other Republicans like Senator John McCain who have so far opposed the bill.

    They suggested that Congress should consider trade sanctions against countries that do not limit pollution and work out a compromise to allow more oil and gas exploration within the United States and in its coastal waters.

    They also warned that the Obama administration could impose much harsher regulations if Congress fails to act.

    "Those who have been content to make the legislative process grind to a halt would later come running to Congress in a panic to secure the kinds of incentives and investments we can pass today," they wrote. ... 70966.html
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  2. #2
    ELE is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    We do not have global warming and we all know it.

    Traitors. This bill will put our country out of work.
    Join our efforts to Secure America's Borders and End Illegal Immigration by Joining ALIPAC's E-Mail Alerts network (CLICK HERE)

  3. #3
    Senior Member agrneydgrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    He isn't, by any chance, up for re-election is he?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Mayflowerchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Don't you think Graham would make a nice CZAR for the elementary schools instead of that other guy.Maybe he could replace him.

  5. #5
    Senior Member roundabout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    He just won re-election, 5+ yrs to go. Where does his money come from for election campaigns? How could that be dampened?

    Americans hold the power in their fingers. TV knob.

    Is TV addicting?

    Follow the money then curtail that supply. Create havoc, rebel.

    Any other suggestions?

    The gay pride protests have garnered much publicity on the radio. Complete with a President willing to talk to them. I wonder what their numbers where?

    What can you do to catch the TV executives attention,...........protest? Acorn got their attention too, huh?

    Anybody ever wonder what the human brain would visulize without the influence of the motion pictures and the propaganda of TV?

  6. #6
    Senior Member builditnow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    A Midwest State in North AmeXica
    Just grand. So we have RINO Grahamnesty for 5 more years, huh?

    Elections have consequences! ALL RINOs up for re-election in 2010 better get the BOOT! Attention all Republicans: Vote in your primaries in 2010, vote out the RINOs!

    Are you ready Arizonians? Get rid of RINO Grahamnesty's buddy, RINO McCain. No matter what he promises. No matter what his votes have been in the past six months. His votes recently are only for show, because he's up for re-election. Vote ALL RINOs OUT now!!!!
    <div>Number*U.S. military*in S.Korea to protect their border with N.Korea: 28,000. Number*U.S. military*on 2000 mile*U.S. southern border to protect ourselves from*the war in our own backyard: 1,200 National Guard.</

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    TEXAS - The Lone Star State
    Washington (202) 224-5972

    Greenville(864) 250-1417
    Columbia (803) 933-0112
    Florence (843) 669-1505
    Mt. Pleasant (843) 849-3887
    Rock Hill (803) 366-2828
    Pendleton (864) 646-4090

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts