GLOBAL WARMING JUST ISN'T PANNING OUT THE WAY THE LEFT THOUGHT IT WOULD BE -- (House of Representatives - May 19, 2009)
(Mr. KINGSTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. KINGSTON. The icon on the left, Al Gore, spent millions of dollars, of course of other people's money, talking to everybody about global warming. And it was embraced with great passion by the left, global warming, global warming, global warming. But then when their own scientists peeled off and said it doesn't look like it's going to quite trend the way we think it is, what did they do? They pivoted. Well, they just mean climate change in general. I say that as somebody who rode his bike to work today, 49 degrees in the middle of May. I guess the global warming just isn't panning out the way it should be.
But not to be bothered by it, the left is going to continue with their cap-and-tax proposal, reducing emissions to 80 percent of what they were in America in 1910, when we had 92 million Americans. And what's it going to cost you taxpayers? $1,500 a household, because do you think your good old friendly utility and gas company is just going to absorb this new tax on them? Of course not.
Businesses aren't going to pay taxes over the long run. It's a function of cost, which is going to be passed on to the consumer; $1,500 per household, and they're going to exclude nuclear energy which is good enough for four out of five houses in France but not here in the Obama administration and the America that they want it to be.