Obama is in a hurry to pass his sweeping agenda without giving Congress—or the American people—time to learn properly about it and react. “Trust me” he says in that soothing baritone, “and all will be well.” House Democrats have advanced cap and trade today by a narrow win of 217-205, the first of several hurdles, including an expected fight in the Senate. How many people know or care much about it at all?
I started sounding the warning on cap and trade even before Obama’s election, here and here. I’m hardly the only one; I was merely part of a loud chorus. Go back and read my posts and see what Obama was saying about the economic effects of cap and trade back then, and then listen to the different tune he’s singing now.
And global warming? The same day that all of this is happening, the Wall Street Journal chronicles the growing skepticism among bona fide and respected scientists on the matter of global warming, which is the impetus and excuse for cap and trade. Obama and the Democrats are banking that the American public won’t get the message in time.
[ADDENDUM: Democrats say we don't need no steenking debate.]