Athletes trained for decades. They waited for years. Finally came their chance to participate in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver British Columbia. But where's the snow? It was 50° and raining. The hopes were dashed, the dream is gone. And it's all attributed to global warming.
But the story gets worse. Multiple snow storms marched their way up the East Coast shutting down the United States government for about a week. Even though it cost $100 million a day, it was a cheap week. Cheap compared to what Congress would spend. The snowstorms hit the south. The states that had not seen snow in years, now saw snow. And the reason for this? It's global warming.
Global warming fanatics manage to explain both warm weather and cold weather with the same argument-global warming. The carbon dioxide given off by breathing humans as creating a greenhouse gas which is trapping the sun's rays causing the earth to get warmer. In the same manner, it is explained by saying that more evaporation caused by the warm temperatures is getting into the atmosphere and is cooling down because the clouds caused by the evaporation are causing the atmosphere to get colder causing more snow. So the argument works on both ends. And it might make sense if you don't think it thoroughly.
Scientists that once claimed the earth is irretrievably getting warmer are now trying to avoid arguments by skeptics who have shown scientific data that the world is getting cooler. The truth is: nobody knows for sure.
So if nobody knows for sure, why are we acting as if we do know for sure. The federal government is trying to impose some sort of taxation programs upon the citizens called Cap and Trade hoping that it will turn into some feel-good legislation so that we think were doing the right thing by saving the earth and paying higher taxes. It has to be more that the progressives want to convince us that global warming is true so that they can get more taxation to push the progressive agenda.
Even the Wisconsin Legislature is pushing its own Cap and Trade bill in an attempt to convince our citizens that the taxes in the state of Wisconsin are not high enough. Governor Jim Doyle apparently wants to go out with a bang further eroding the economy of the state of Wisconsin. He wants to push a mass transit system with money given to him by the federal government. Of course the federal government is borrowing the money. How are the operating costs going to be paid for? These costs are going to go on forever. But there is no plan to effectively paid for this mass transit system. Where will the riders come from? Are they all going to the same place? How many tracks are going to be laid? Will these all be counted as green jobs? Isn't that how it's being sold to us?
Yes, we have realized that we do need to create jobs in this state. However, imposing higher taxes to subsidize programs that people are not going to use will erode the economy even further. If an effective tax policy is initiated, it can be the private sector that will be driving the market towards this so-called green economy. We cannot be forced into a green economy especially if it's based on findings that are not truthful. The citizens of this country are not so stupid that we are going to be spoon fed a bunch of lies repeated enough times to be taken as gospel. Not anymore. Let's hope not anyway.