Saturday, March 13, 2010

Congressman Kagen, Just Close The Great Lakes And Be Done With It

From the Green Bay Press. Sounds like a good headline.
"Iron, coal demand give ports positive forecast for 2010 shipping season
Sault Ste. Marie's Soo Locks will open ahead of schedule

By Nathan Phelps • • March 11, 2010
" Iron, coal demand give ports positive forecast for 2010 shipping season | | Green Bay Press-Gazette

The tempered expectations come on the heels of the announcement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it will open part of the Soo Locks four days ahead of schedule following "several requests from the shipping community and their customers to open early because of 'an improved business climate' and to replenish critically low iron ore and coal inventories."

The Soo Locks, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., are expected to open March 21.

If we believe the headline, "Iron, coal demand give ports positive forecast for 2010 shipping season", then can we also say Steve Kagen and Barack Obama if they pass Cap and Tax, will take away a lot of jobs, raise electric rates and shut down shipping on the great lakes?

From American Thinker on Obama's own words from the San Francisco Chronicle in 2008

"Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else's out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."
American Thinker Blog: Obama Said He Would Bankrupt the Coal Industry

So why not just shut down all shipping on the Great Lakes and be done with it. Let us also ponder what the cost of electricity will cost. Doesn't the electric plant in Green Bay run off of coal?

Sure, go ahead voters of the Wisconsin 8th, elect Steve Kagen again this fall. You will get everything you voted for and then some!

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