The Green Goblin strikes!
In times of recession where consumer sentiment is at its lowest, the last thing governments must do is to raise business costs. Beacause the 'raised costs' will then be passed on by the business concern to to the consumer as higher prices. That makes it even worse for the already beleaguered consumer.
The Obama administration doesn't get this simple concept. The 'green-mania' that it suffers from will see a tax being imposed on 'evil-big-businesses' for their 'carbon footprints'. Who really suffers in the end? Its the consumer, stupid!
The Obama administration is catastrophe personified. Note Kevin McCullough: 'One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that "going green" would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program.
By essentially punishing "evil big business" for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said "evil" businesses to show them who's boss. Oddly enough, those "evil" businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricity, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.'
God save us!