June 26, 2009
Culturally illiterate I may be, but I grew up listening to Michael Jackson, whose brilliant career and tragic life ended with an apparently preventable death. In life, Jackson was hyped to the max, and I don't doubt the same thing will happen in death.
Considering the monstrous cap and trade scheme that is poised to be put over on a largely uninformed public, I share Glenn Reynolds' concern that the hype over Jackson's death will crowd this much more pressing concern out of the news.
Sure, a preventable death is a tragedy, but it's too late to prevent that. It is not too late to prevent cap and trade, which is more far-reaching than any single tragedy.
This is the bureaucratic nightmare the bill plans to create:
Via Glenn Reynolds, who notes that the Democrats are passing the bill without reading it.
Yes, and if today's newspaper is any indication, cap and trade will be passed while the general public was busy reading about Michael Jackson.
But maybe my premise is all wrong about preventability.
Nightmare legislation might be less preventable than celebrity deaths.
Not since a misguided piece of legislation imposed tariffs that turned a recession into a depression has there been a piece of legislation as bad as Waxman-Markey.Read it all. I sincerely hope that it is not too late to prevent what would be a tragedy for the economy.
Awful. Truly awful. Long term, this is going to make the bailout fiasco look like child's play.
I'll say this for the bailout scheme. At least there were some well meaning people who thought it would aid the country's economic recovery.
The goal here is to deliberately harm the economy. And for what? To advance an unproven theory that deliberately harming the economy might lower the planet's temperatures by a smidgen?
No wonder they'd rather hype Michael Jackson's death.
posted by Eric on 06.26.09 at 08:34 AM
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