This story is a few days old but I cannot resist.
House Passes Milestone Energy, Climate Change Bill
I'll let you read the article but the intent behind this bill is summed up nicely by this passage here:
The legislation would require the U.S. to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020 and by about 80 percent by mid-century. That was slightly more aggressive than Obama originally wanted, 14 percent by 2020 and the same 80 percent by mid-century.
Way for them to take a stand. This bill will be incredibly detrimental to the economy, raising the cost of virtually every aspect of our life including food. No worry for the Dems though, some of them will be out of office by then (my suspicion is that the way things are looking a lot of them may be out f office next year). Those that are still in office will likely have a complicit media willing to shield them from any culpability.
So they can pander to their base and not have to pay the cost later. Any guess as to who picks up the tab for them?