I see four Republicans listed as “Yes” votes for the Waxman-Markey global warming tax that under no scenario or set of assumptions would have a detectable impact on the climate (meaning: it’s not about the climate), in the latest tally by people who tally such things.
Mary Bono Mack (CA), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), and a Rep. Reichart from Washington State are the first three.
The last one, Chris Smith (NJ), is simply mind-bending. Global warming is the vehicle for the down with people, people are pollution, Zero Population Growth crowd. As I noted in Red Hot Lies, China is even seeking approval of “offsets” to sell to the EU and, soon, us, derived from their current “carbon footprint” subtracted from a hypothetical carbon footprint but-for their, ahem, coercive family planning policies.
That’s right, carbon “offset credits” from forced abortions. Why, how could anyone even give a second thought to strolling down this path…or sprinting as Waxman-Markey would have it?
If Rep. Smith doesn’t know this, he’s insufficently informed and/or staffed on the matter.