I just got a response from Congressman Joe “I-Believe-The-World-Is-Burning-To-The-Ground” Sestak explaining why he disregarded my request and voted for the Impoverish American Children Act that passed the House, June 26.
The bill sets limits on U.S. energy production ostensibly to fight global warming.
Sane people understand that it will dramatically raise the cost of everything from heat to food to transportation to clothing to Christmas toys and make our lives poorer.
Especially the children.
Sestak’s response was basically a long data dump that said he believed the world is burning to the ground and that his experts were right and the experts cited by those that don’t share his view are wrong.
See the response here.
Since life is short and should be enjoyed let’s discount–except for maybe a snicker or grimace —Sestak’s experts that say economic disruption will be minimal, and get right to the world is burning to the ground part.
Now, we can have a fight of my experts vs your experts about this but we don’t have to do that either.
Let’s just use common sense.
Say you really, really were convinced that CO2 emissions were going to cause a huge increase in temperature that would kill tens or hundreds of millions and drastically change life as we know it for the worse for those that survive.
Would you support this cap and trade garbage?
Of course not. It would be like trying to bail out the ocean with a tablespoon.
What you would do — assuming you were rational and of average intelligence — would demand that every CO2 emitting electrical generator be replaced within 18-months by a non-CO2 emitting nuclear or hydro-electric plants. It should go without saying that you would be screaming against the plans to remove the hydro-electric dams on the Klamath River on the California-Oregon border that provide electricity for 70,000 homes.
But Sestak’s not doing that. He’s actually defending the fact that the bill does not count electricity generated by nuclear power by renewable energy standard designed to encourage windmills.
You would also be fighting to make shipping and motor vehicular transportation more efficient by waiving affirmative action and Davis-Bacon requirements for road construction at the sites of traffic bottlenecks and making the West Coast longshoreman unions concede to reforms allowing for faster shipment turnarounds.
But Sestak isn’t doing that either.
What Sestak is doing is trying to lead us into Foxy Loxy’s den.