I am proud to report what many believe to be a victory for the free market and for America!
For many months I have had little to no good news about what has been happening in Washington. I can finally say We The People have accomplished something!
I have been asking myself why haven’t I heard anything about the cap and trade bill for a while? I found my answer today at the CATO Institutes’ Website.
“Simple: the votes aren’t there for it. Blanche Lincoln, the new head of the Agriculture Committee, calls cap-and-trade a “complete non starter” and said that it is not her “preference to move on cap and trade this year.” Majority Leader Harry Reid recently signaled his agreement by stating that cap-and-trade “may” not be considered until next year. For cap-and-trade, “next year” translates as “never.” Senators know what touched off the town halls, and they know what fate awaits many of their Democratic colleagues come November 2010. Passing an unpopular health care “public option” along with cap-and-trade will easily realign the Senate into its old filibustering self. That kills cap-and-trade in the next Congress.” – Cato Institute (Patrick J. Michaeles)
The people stood up for the free market and informed their representatives and senators that they did not support this bill and because of that we have won the battle. Good job America!