Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, already gaining a national reputation as a Governor with a plan who doesn’t suffer fools lightly, gave today’s Republican Address in response to the Presidential Radio Address. And while the Governor was polite, he did not suffer the President lightly, either. The Associated Press has the story:
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, in the GOP’s weekly radio and Internet address, said the House’s climate bill was “a classic example of unwise government.” The address culminated a week of coordinated Republican attacks on the Democratic proposal, which would require the first nationwide reductions in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The proposal to cap greenhouse emissions “will cost us dearly in jobs and income and it stands no chance of achieving its objective of a cooler earth” because other nation’s such as China and India will not have to follow, Daniels said. “The cost for all American taxpayers will be certain, huge, and immediate. Any benefits are extremely uncertain, minuscule, and decades distant,” he contended. “The national energy tax imposed by Speaker Pelosi’s climate change bill would double electric bills here in Indiana, working a severe hardship on low income families, but that’s only where the damage starts,” Daniels said. “In a state where we like to make things, like steel and autos and RVs, it would cost us countless jobs. … Our farmers and livestock producers would see their costs skyrocket. and our coal miners would be looking for new work.”
Even if one believes the Administration’s own computer models, which they claim can predict temperatures fifty years away, the CO2 reductions from their bill will not budge the world thermometer by a tenth of a degree.
(Cross Posted At Porter County Politics) ~~ACP~~