Friday, May 14, 2010

Cap and Tax Your Way to Prosperity

David Harsanyi has a piece entitled Cap and Scam that is worth reading at today. This in particular caught my eye:
And seeing as we never waste a crisis, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has given cap-and-trade supporters another hammer to add to the debate. Though, as Newsweek summed it up, "considering that the Kerry-Lieberman bill contains a little something for everyone, it's likely to pass."
Yes, I have been hearing that lately in the left ear. But follow the logic for a moment. Any time that something man built fails, that means we should never do it again. So, had that been the attitude at the time of the Titanic, men would never have sailed again. Had that been the attitude at the time the Tacoma Narrows Bridge failed (1940), we could never have built another suspension bridge. But then, who needs bridges, since Toyota failed, we shouldn't be riding in cars either. Clearly this is nonsense. Just as clearly, it doesn't justify saddling the American people with skyrocketing gasoline prices.

Interestingly, offshore drilling has been pretty safe. If BP (stands for British Petroleum) is shown to have been partly at fault, they should, of course, be made to pay. Certainly, the Regime is also at fault, but good luck in getting them to own up to their own faults.

Meanwhile, David Harsanyi has been getting angrier and angrier over the last year. Whether that is genuine, or is reflective of his readers coming to a boil is a question. But it certainly fits in with my own sense of frustration. We are heading into socialist hell, and there seems to be little we can do to stop any of it.


  1. "We are heading into socialist hell, and there seems to be little we can do to stop any of it."

    We can - and must - continue to pray. Just because we don't see what God's doing, doesn't mean He's not working. I think the biggest problem we Christians must overcome is the tendency to focus on bad news, rather than keeping our eyes on Him.

  2. Very Interesting - as always. I really like your blog!!

    Common Cents

    ps. Link Exchange??

  3. Rev. Paul,

    Thanks. I needed that.


  4. commoncents,

    Thankyou, and Done!