Obama eyeing ‘lame duck’ scheme to pass Cap and Tax
The media are finally reporting what WTP has been telling everyone.
Barack Obama hasn’t given up on Cap and Tax. In fact, Obama and the radical greens are working harder than ever to pass it.
The decision to have Harry Reid pull it from the energy bill is what is known as a “strategic retreat.”
They’re going to try and pass Cap and Tax during Congress’ “lame duck” session AFTER the election – when senators and congressmen, including defeating ones finishing their term, can finally vote for it without fear of losing votes.
Just read what some of the smartest political minds in America are trying to warn us about.
Phil Kerpen, FoxNews.com:
“A headline on Thursday screamed: ‘Democrats pull plug on climate bill.’ Don’t believe it. It’s a diversionary tactic…
“…The key first step of the plan is to get something, anything, related to energy passed through the Senate. That will get it into a conference committee – likely an informal, backroom, secret one – where it can be “merged” with the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill.
“The lead author of that bill, Henry Waxman, is openly telling reporters that at that stage he will reinsert the full-blown cap-and-trade program.
“Both as a function of the legislative calendar and of electoral politics, neither the House nor Senate is likely to vote on the conference report before the election. It will instead, Senate cap-and-trade point man John Kerry has said, be considered in a lame duck session of Congress.”
John Fund, The Wall Street Journal:
“…there have been signs in recent weeks that party leaders are planning an ambitious, lame-duck session to muscle through bills in December they don’t want to defend before November. Retiring or defeated members of Congress would then be able to vote for sweeping legislation without any fear of voter retaliation…”
“…Mike Allen of Politico.com reports one reason President Obama failed to mention climate change legislation during his recent, Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil spill was that he wants to pass a modest energy bill this summer, then add carbon taxes or regulations in a conference committee with the House, most likely during a lame-duck session.”
Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist for The Washington Post:
“Leading Democrats are already considering this [lame duck session] as a way to achieve even more liberal measures that many of their members dare not even talk about, let alone enact, on the eve of an election in which they face a widespread popular backlash to the already enacted elements of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda…
“…Among the major items being considered are card check, budget-balancing through major tax hikes, and climate-change legislation involving heavy carbon taxes and regulation…And carbon taxes would be the newest version of the cap-and-trade legislation that has repeatedly failed to pass the current Congress — but enough dead men walking in a lame-duck session might switch and vote to put it over the top.”
It’s up to you and me to stop the lame duck attack plan.
I’ll be honest with you. It is very hard to stop radical liberals in a lame duck session.
But it can be done – if you and I double down and exert even more pressure than it took to stop them from passing it now.
That means twice as many NoCapAndTax.com petition, twice as many phone calls, twice as many faxes, twice as many postcards and twice as many e-mails.
Can I count on you to step up and help kill this now-widely reported lame duck strategy to pass Cap and Tax?
We need to “re-arm” and get ready for this aggressive push by the radical greens to impose “the full-blown cap and trade program” after the election.
Any gift in any amount, no matter how big or small, will help WTP get the word out to activists about this sneaky liberal scheme.
You and I have been warning folks for weeks the radical greens wouldn’t hesitate to “give up” on Cap and Tax, pass an energy bill without it – and then stick Cap and Tax right back in there during a lame duck session.
It will be hard to stop them, but your support and contributions have forced them to stoop to this.
If we double our efforts, we can stop this lame duck scheme too.
Western Tradition Partnership
P.S. The mainstream media are finally reporting what you and I have been telling everyone. We haven’t stopped Cap and Tax yet.
“A headline on Thursday screamed: ‘Democrats pull plug on climate bill.’ Don’t believe it. It’s a diversionary tactic,” writes Phil Kerpen on FoxNews.com.
Obama “wants to pass a modest energy bill this summer, then add carbon taxes or regulations in a conference committee with the House, most likely during a lame-duck session,” John Fund of The Wall Street Journal reports.
It’s harder to stop them during a lame duck session, but we can do it if you and I double our efforts. Please click here or go to https://secure.westerntradition.org to chip in with your best gift of $250, $100, $50 or $35.
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