Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade bill

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    Senate Democrats to W.H.: Drop cap and trade bill

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30984.html
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    Dec 28, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    Sometimes I seriously dislike my party. This would be one of those times.
  • tas_515

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    Dec 28, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Trunks is right, but our party has to be practical about election year politics. 2010 will be a take-no-prisoners year for Democrats up for reelection, especially in states like LA and IN. No coincidence Sens. Mary Landrieu and Evan Bayh are trying to postpone cap and trade.

    Hopefully, we can keep our powder dry and get back to cap and trade after the election.
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    Dec 28, 2009 10:10 PM GMT
    If they're more concerned with keeping their seat, then actually getting something done, they don't deserve to be reelected.
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    Dec 29, 2009 12:44 AM GMT
    They needed to drop cap and trade. It needs to be more aggressive action taken in the protection of the environment.

    In essence this would have allowed polluters to pay to poison the environment with no real penalties.

    The bill needs to be rewritten, and simply have some teeth put in it. To poison the environment should be illegal, point blank...no pay to play to poison the earth.
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    Dec 29, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    WDuane saidThey needed to drop cap and trade. It needs to be more aggressive action taken in the protection of the environment.

    In essence this would have allowed polluters to pay to poison the environment with no real penalties.

    The bill needs to be rewritten, and simply have some teeth put in it. To poison the environment should be illegal, point blank...no pay to play to poison the earth.


    I agree. But as with any progressive thinking it has to be pushed in with tiny baby steps. The current cap and trade would have been just that.
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    Dec 29, 2009 1:01 AM GMT
    it'll be interesting to see how this plays out -- the dems agenda isn't popular in a lot of places, i foresee a lot of dems getting voted out.
  • Mepark

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    Dec 29, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    The dems are likely to lose dozens of seats, if not lose the house completely next year regardless of whether they pass Cap and Trade or not. So it doesn't make sense, they need to do all they can while they're in power.