The solution to this is simple: END THE FED, and the house of cards comes crashing down.
- The Hill -
His comments – in a speech before a geothermal energy group in New York – come amid speculation that tackling controversial plans to impose limits on greenhouse gases may fall by the wayside.
“We have a lot on our plate. We have to finish reforming health insurance and Wall Street, and also must help bring Americans out of unemployment. But we are not so busy that we can’t find the time to address comprehensive energy and climate legislation,” Reid said, according to his prepared remarks.“Senators Kerry, Graham and Lieberman have taken a lead in trying to craft a framework that would get more than 60 votes. We will need at least that many for two reasons: One, because any bill that seeks to rein in global warming pollution will be fought very hard by the same companies that profit most heavily from polluting."
STOP. Of course he's talking about oil companies. The ones that support cap and trade and carbon taxes (see also here). When they tell you the status quo opposes this or that "reform", always remember the story of Brer Rabbit and the Briar Patch. Their opposition is almost always a facade so you don't know they actually support it.
- "And two, because the rules of the Senate make it easy for a determined minority to stand in the way of all the good ideas you’re hearing at this forum,” he added.
Reid also spelled out his energy priorities, including a nationwide renewable electricity standard.