Reader is against ‘cap and trade’ legislation

Published 8:28 am Friday, December 18, 2009

To the Editor:

Simply defined, “cap and trade” legislation is a fast track to national bankruptcy.

Back in the late ’60s through the early ’80s it was global cooling and we would ultimately freeze to death.

However, in the late 1990s, the liberals found that global warming would fulfill their dreams of a world that could be governed by a central governing body should they be able to control energy, healthcare, manufacturing, education and commerce using a global currency.

At this very moment, we are faced with the possibility of a total government-run health care system in the near future, which will ultimately lead us down the road to socialized medicine like so much of the rest of the world, thus making it more likely to become a part of a one world system.

Secondly, we are now seriously considering being a part of the community of nations who are eager to embrace “cap and trade” which basically puts huge tax burdens on any user of energy that emits carbon dioxide.

These taxes will be passed on to the consumer who uses electricity, gasoline, oil, natural gas or manufacturers who use any form of energy to make their products.

Likewise, the farmer is caught up in this web, and all food products will bear a part of the increased cost for emitting carbon dioxide into the environment.

President Obama has just recently advised us that the cost of electricity will increase dramatically, along with most every other thing that we use.

While the U.S. produces only 6 percent of the world’s emissions, we will pay far more than any other country for our participation.

Robert “Bob” Edwards