Jan
08
2014
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Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) and the carbon tax.

This ad from the American Energy Alliance against Congressman Nick Rahall is not precisely subtle:

…which does not mean that it’s incorrect. Basically: in 2013 Rahall voted for the Progressive Caucus’s budget amendment.  Said amendment relied on a carbon tax; carbon taxes are bad news to West Virginia coal miners, given that you tax things when you don’t want more of it; and Nick Rahall is apparently an idiot for thinking that this wouldn’t show up in an attack ad against him.  It was certainly more or less predicted, back in 2013: (more…)

Jan
24
2013
5

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: no carbon tax for you!

Via Hot Air Headlines comes this tacit admission that all of that stuff about global warming that Obama pontificated about at his last Inauguration?  Yeah, that was just what we call pillow talk, baby: “White House spokesman Jay Carney Jan. 23 deflated environmentalists’ hope of a major federal program to counter climate change, by declaring that the ‘we have no intention of proposing a carbon tax.'” Shocking, I know: truly, truly shocking… that Carney was being so uncharacteristically blunt and coherent.  I can only assume that he has the flu – it’s a bad year for it – and the drugs are making Jay Carney talk and act all funny.

Anyway, this part is particularly interesting:

“I think the President has long supported congressional action on climate change,” Carney said Jan. 22. But “he looks at [climate control] in a more holistic way, and he will move forward in implementing some of the [regulatory and spending] actions that he took in the first term,” he said.

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