We need to find a different name for Lindsey Gramnesty because his new pet project is Crap and Tax. His push for amnesty was betrayal enough, but this recent move to join forces with Senator John Kerry (!?) is positively revolting! Stop pretending that you are just trying to seem fair and negotiating with the other side to improve the image of the GOP. The GOP’s image has almost been completely destroyed when it comes to base, so i really have no idea who Lindsey is trying to please. This guy is already slated to be one of the first to be booted, so maybe he figures he-ll fire off a few last shots to cripple the middle class and small business.
Today, Graptaxham (that is what I will dub him) co-authored an editorial with John Kerry in the New York Times. He wrote with Kerry, “Our partnership represents a fresh attempt to find consensus that adheres to our core principles and leads to both a climate change solution and energy independence. It begins now, not months from now — with a road to 60 votes in the Senate.” What f***ing core principles! Sorry, but this rat fink has really pissed me off! You have no principles you lily-livered reprobate. Unless your principles include believing in a fraud and perpetuating it on the public to the tune of millions in new taxes.
Politico is reporting:
Graham’s support is a major win for climate supporters, who are seeking Republican support for climate legislation. A climate bill passed the House in last June, but prospects for the legislation have dimmed amid the contentious health care debate. The two Senators are proposing a bill that includes “aggressive” reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, additional oil and gas exploration, and funding for nuclear power and advanced coal technologies known as carbon capture and sequestration. They’d also like legislation to include a border tax to protect domestic manufacturing from foreign competition and a price restrictions on the cost of carbon allowances created by a new cap and trade system.
“The message to those who have stalled for years is clear: killing a Senate bill is not success,” they wrote. “Industry needs the certainty that comes with Congressional action.”
Kerry, the lead sponsor of legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions, has been working closing with Graham, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and other Republicans senators to draft provisions that would increase funding for nuclear power and expand domestic oil and gas development. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has called for the United States to build 100 new nuclear plants by 2030.
Bye bye Graptaxham!