"Do liberals buy gas and heat their homes?"
Yes. Most of us realize that we will have to pay a bit more in the short-run; it's unfortunate, but necessary. The choice is either pay a little bit more now in order to move the country to sustainable energy sources and improve the energy efficiency of our economy, or pay a hell of a lot more later as our oil reserves continue to dry up. The latter option also involves putting our economic future into the hands of petrocrats like Hugo Chavez. Me, I'd rather pay a bit more now, but of course I actually care about the country.
"Cap and trade will kill this country."
Yeah, like it's killed Canada, Germany, and France. Oh wait - those are the countries who suffered the least from high energy prices?! And consequently, they have the most well-capitalized financial systems and most healthy economies in the world?!
Oh, well... Looks like your talking point/claim is thoroughly refuted by objective fact. Thanks for playing though.
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France has many economic problems, but they and the Germans have largely escaped the worst of the current crisis. It is far too early to tell how this will all pan out, but slow-and-steady may well end up winning the race after all.
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· 1 decade ago