Henry Waxman, the intrepid Congressman from the nuttier part of California is about to spring some climate hoax legislation on us.
Now you would think that business people would be more rational than your average Leftie, but you would be wrong.
While Rep. Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican, assailed the bill as "an assault on the middle class," Meg McDonald, director of global issues for Alcoa, expressed her company's "support for comprehensive climate change legislation this year." Climate change, she said, requires "immediate action" from "every sector of society."
McDonald was echoed by Charles Holliday, chairman and one-time CEO of DuPont. "I firmly believe this is an opportunity for American industry to reinvent itself," he said. "We are fundamentally behind this approach."
Jim Rogers, the CEO of Duke Energy, said, "I recognize that we are part of the problem." Later, under questioning, he added, "We believe now is the time to act." David Crane, the CEO of NRG Energy, said that his company has a "moral imperative" to reduce its emissions "substantially."
All of this comes from the position that some business people take because they think they can manage the change. That, of course, is like trying to pet a snake. You can't do it. You have to defeat the legislation. You will have 100% input and 0% change. Stupid is as stupid does.
This sums it up.
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), the ranking member of Waxman's committee, suggested that if anyone wants to experience what life in America would be like after the proposed bill reduces US greenhouse gas emissions to 83 percent below 2005 levels—Waxman's stated goal—they should go live in a low-emissions Nigeria
I see no reason why not. After all, we already have a President from Kenya.