Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cap n' Trade's Cash Cow Pattie

(A Mel Toast Cap n' Trade Exclusive)

Will Cap 'n Trade Lower the Boom on Middle Class Americans?

-Pelosi Bribes Congress with Chocolate Covered Dove Bars, Rahm Whips Votes at White House Luau-

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Washington – Oh, what an (insider) party, indeed! Bribery, graft, and towel snapping never looked so good for the Democrats, who are carrying out the American middle class extermination plan with such an entertaining and efficient, deft hand to rival even the tragically deposed White Gloved-One or David Copperfield.

Read this excellent Canada Free Press article by Judi McLeod to learn more about the scheme's history and cast of characters, including Al “Cap n' Trade” Gore, George Soros, Maurice Strong and the cadre of Goldman Sachs alumni behind America's rapid descent into third-world status. (Note that this article was written back in September, 2008.) McLeod writes:

With little media monitoring, Strong and Gore are cashing in on the lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.” (Canada Free Press, March 13, 2007). “Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”

From Napa to Annandale, champagne corks were popping last weekend as President Obama celebrated Al “Cap n' Trade” Gore's cow pattie otherwise known as the U.S. climate and energy change bill (with the help of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's brilliant scheme to bribe Congress by plying them with chocolate-covered dove bars) that slipped through a narrow passage last Friday in what public relations flacks are touting as an historical “landmark victory.” The Cap n' Trade bill's emphasis upon a “moral imperative to lead the world” in spearheading climate change woes would penalize U.S. polluters and pass along rising energy and manufacturing costs to U.S. Residents while overpopulous countries like India and China pollute the global ecosystem and laugh, and laugh and laugh. BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries that have traditionally resisted any notion of a common responsibility to make current polluters pay would do well to enlist in a carbon tax effort. But the real payday bonanza of Cap n' Trade's scheme has stitched a silver lined quilt for tech lobby and beltway insider elites in the form of creating new jobs not for educated middle class Americans but for the Chicago Climate Exchange, among other hedge-fund and teat feeders and assorted sycophants.

Is the Chicago Climate Exchange the place where all recently sacked and spanked, bad, bad mean and greedy old Wall Street insiders go for their second life?

Since Cap n' Trade's scheme would actually raise the costs of goods and services, on top of increased utility bills disproportionately to the poor and dwindling middle class, how did this sleight-of-hand get walked in through the back door?

McLeod also notes that while this “21 Century U.S. Civil war” on the middle class is curiously not calling groups like Code Pink to call off the troops, the MSM and blogorama propaganda is now at an all-time high:

While middle class Americans have been busy putting their youngsters through school and college, pooh-bahs like Buffet, George Soros and his Canadian sidekick Kyoto architect Maurice Strong, who hangs out with the likes of Al Gore and “Now-I’m-a-Christian” Mikhail Gorbachev have been rearranging their lives for them. For all of those middle classers understandably ignoring a propagandist press, here’s the first hint: The pooh-bahs seem mighty gleeful that the U.S. is headed toward certain economic meltdown. Make that a meltdown with or without a $700 billion bank bailout.”

Is Cap n' Trade pulling for Americans? Oh, no, friends. Do you really want this ilk on your rowing team? Great, if you're idea of a seaworthy vessel is floating on a crumpled maple leaf without a paddle down the River Styxx...

Cap n' Trade has his gold-plated hook into your plebian tidy-whities and his CO2 emiting cash-cow is primed at the pump to emit trillions of gaseous offset$ to shore up his insider-only fleet of elitist blowhards who are set to fire-up the cannons straight at what's left of America's educated middle class. Oh no? How's that whole jobs for Americans and not imported labor thing working out? WHAT Single Payer? Show me the money!

McLeod ponders the ability of Americans (much less the Democratic Party cheerleaders) to, IMO, ever exceed the brainpower of the rank banana slug:

As Henry Ford once said: “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. The one aim of these financiers is world control by the creation of inextinguishable debt.”

Debt in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as there are means for this country's citizens to pay for it and thrive. Same with trade (as long a “trade” is not in actuality human trafficking for cheap labor.) But handing away jobs to cheap foreign recruits, restricting access to quality healthcare and removing opportunities for prosperity from the mix is what smolders under the odious Cap n' 'Trade's scheme. As always, I invite anyone to prove me wrong.


Mel Toast


Anonymous said...

Mr. Toast,

Pete DeFazio (D-Oregon) has also become increasingly scathing of the push by the Democratic leadership - in both Congress and the Oregon Legislature - to set up a "cap and trade" system aimed at reducing greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

To DeFazio, who has always had a finely honed populist outrage with Wall Street, the idea of creating another financial market is folly.

"It is just infinitely game-able," he said, relating how Europe is now trading in "carbon futures" that give industries additional emission permits now in exchange for, say, trees that may or may not be planted in the future.
These financial people, I mean, they are very smart people and they can figure out a way to monetize anything and it would just be nuts to go down that path."

He says that it should be done with "old fashioned" regulation, of the same kind that reduced smog over our cities and cleaned the filth out of our rivers.
I am a very old-fashioned guy. First you inventory the sources of pollution, then you cap them. You get people a schedule to reduce. You monitor them, and you fine the heck out of them if they don’t meet them [the standards]."

L. Stoddard

2Truthy said...

Is the new CCE financial market designed to transfer Big Insurance funds to pay for Universal Healthcare?