What the Dems Think of HR 910
Posted by greg2213 on March 15, 2011
The battle rages over the Republican attemtps to inject sanity into our government process. GlobalWarming.org has a writeup of the arguments made in the House committee. The last paragraph is the author’s summary of the Democrat position:
I would summarize the core premise of Waxman, Markey, and Inslee’s opposition to H.R. 910 as follows: We know what is good for America and the world. It’s a future without fossil fuels. We can’t persuade the people’s representatives to support our agenda and turn it into law. Therefore, it is necessary for EPA to ‘enact’ our agenda regardless of the defeat of cap-and-trade, the November 2010 elections, and the separation of powers. The triumph of our agenda is more important than any constitutional principle that might interfere with it.
Keep in mind that it is a summary and those exact words were not stated, by anyone. I have no problem believing that Waxman & Co believe in the extreme climate alarm scenarios, or maybe they are determined to please various special interest groups, and I have no problem believing that the summary above is an accurate portrayal of their thoughts.
WUWT also has the summary and a link to the site and the usual load of interesting comments.
Waxman, Markey, and Inslee’s argument
A commenter links to more of Waxman’s brilliance on the subject. Given his previous statements I’d say the Waxman absolutely believes in the “coming catastrophe.”