Pew Center carbon tax drivel

Congressional Republicans should stop trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing carbon taxes on American industry because a similar proposal was floated by George W. Bush's EPA administrator.  

So argues Eileen Claussen, a longtime Washington bureaucrat and now president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, in yesterday's Politico

Claussen's argument is typical of the drivel that passes for smart among the ossified brains of men and women too long in the nation's capitol.  Perhaps brains not ossified as much as arrested.  Ms. Claussen's argument has the telltale signs of the juvenile.

As I follow Claussenian reasoning, since a Republican President appointed an EPA administrator who floated a proposal to cripple American business and industry with carbon taxes, Republican Congressmen are practicing a high degree of hypocrisy by opposing the same under a Democrat President.  Evidently, congressional Republicans aren't lemming-like enough.    

Perhaps after review and reconsideration -- and four years of wandering in the political wilderness -- the 2011 crop of congressional Republicans realize that carbon taxes are ruinous.  Perhaps carbon taxes inevitably become taxes on 300 million consumers, indirectly through much higher costs on virtually everything. 

Perhaps in a bad economy made much worse by Democrat President Barack Obama, congressional Republicans have awakened to the murder that carbon taxes would do to the economy. 

Perhaps these new GOP congressmen know global warming or climate change is junk science.  Perhaps Republicans see the agenda hidden behind all the concern for our ever-so fragile environment: a desire by the left to engineer unprecedented big government.         

Perhaps congressional Republicans are thinking
Congressional Republicans should stop trying to block the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing carbon taxes on American industry because a similar proposal was floated by George W. Bush's EPA administrator.  

So argues Eileen Claussen, a longtime Washington bureaucrat and now president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, in yesterday's Politico

Claussen's argument is typical of the drivel that passes for smart among the ossified brains of men and women too long in the nation's capitol.  Perhaps brains not ossified as much as arrested.  Ms. Claussen's argument has the telltale signs of the juvenile.

As I follow Claussenian reasoning, since a Republican President appointed an EPA administrator who floated a proposal to cripple American business and industry with carbon taxes, Republican Congressmen are practicing a high degree of hypocrisy by opposing the same under a Democrat President.  Evidently, congressional Republicans aren't lemming-like enough.    

Perhaps after review and reconsideration -- and four years of wandering in the political wilderness -- the 2011 crop of congressional Republicans realize that carbon taxes are ruinous.  Perhaps carbon taxes inevitably become taxes on 300 million consumers, indirectly through much higher costs on virtually everything. 

Perhaps in a bad economy made much worse by Democrat President Barack Obama, congressional Republicans have awakened to the murder that carbon taxes would do to the economy. 

Perhaps these new GOP congressmen know global warming or climate change is junk science.  Perhaps Republicans see the agenda hidden behind all the concern for our ever-so fragile environment: a desire by the left to engineer unprecedented big government.         

Perhaps congressional Republicans are thinking

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