If you are like me, you're probably looking for a good reason to vote for John McCain. Just that he's not Obama isn't good enough. I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils. Well, here's another reason to NOT vote for him or Obama.......
The three rivals for the US presidency - John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - all favour tougher climate change policies.
They include a cap on industrial carbon dioxide gases and an emissions trading system like that in the European Union.
That McCain stupidly buys the whole CO2-is-a-pollutant argument shows me that his gullibility pretty much disqualifies him for President. That he would institute a moronic cap-and-trade scheme terrifies me. Even if he's pretending to buy the CO2 charade just to get elected, then he's guilty of dishonesty at best, and he remains unqualified in my book.
Cap-and-Trade for those of you who get your news from Entertainment Tonight, is an insidious scheme by which the government controls how business are run. Based on idiotic computer models that nutty environmentalists designed, industries are told how much CO2 they can release as part of doing business. If the factory needs to produce excess CO2, then they have to purchase "Carbon Credits" from businesses who are well under that level. So these "green" businesses get a huge windfall that they did nothing to earn, and guess who pays for it? We, the consumers. For every carbon credit a factory has to buy, the retail price of their product increases to cover it. Everywhere this scheme has been attempted, it's been rife with corruption, bureaucracy, and uselessness.
The more CO2 is in the atmosphere, the healthier our plant life is. For you public school graduates who were learning to put condoms on cucumbers instead of learning Biology, "plant life" is the primary source of food for humans. What's next? Will McCain issue carbon credits to individuals for the privilege of breathing? Will farmers have to buy carbon credits to offset their cows' burps?
While we distract ourselves with this silly carbon nonsense, Russia and China drill like crazy for petroleum to run their exploding economies. Soon we'll be left behind because our politicians like McCain and Obama are obedient slaves to the insanity that is CO2 hysteria.
I've used this quote before but it fits this CO2 situation....The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. [H.L. Mencken]
If you need another reason to vote Libertarian this year, there are worse ones than J.Mac's craven cap-and-trade sham.