In what I think is a GREAT move, many Democrats are balking at the idea of a national energy tax to support Cap n Trade. Regardless of how it is spun, a MASSIVE tax is exactly what it is going to be. And if you tax the industry, the consumer will get the shaft in paying for it.
Of course, the government, in this legislation can tell the industry that they are not allowed to raise rates. That would allow the industry to go broke and bankrupt so that Glorious Leader and his Crony Crowd could swoop in like Flying Monkeys led by the Wicked Witch of the West to bail them out and nationalize them.
With finance and energy in the bag, the march to statism will have taken a giant leap. Gird your loins, patriots. It is going to be a long, cold winter.
The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?