Friday, June 18, 2010

Why Obama wanted a catastrophe in the Gulf

That sure was true of global-warming policy, and especially the cap-and-trade bill. Many observers thought the measure, introduced last year in the House by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), was dead: The American people didn't seem to think that the so-called global-warming crisis justified a price-hiking, job-killing, economy-crushing redesign of our energy supply amid a fragile recovery.
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So Obama and congressional proponents of cap-and-trade spent several months rebranding it -- downplaying the global-warming rationale....

Just like I figured.