With hidden provision in Cap & Trade, Democrats admit jobs will be killed

Sure, it’s a jobs bill.  A jobs killer bill.  So much so that there is a provision in the legislation that provides paychecks and other assistance for those who lose their jobs as a result of their industries going belly up.

According to Friday’s Washington Times, the legislation includes language that provides, should it become law, that people who lose their jobs because of it “could get a weekly paycheck for up to three years, subsidies to find new work and other generous benefits—courtesy of Uncle Sam.”

How generous are these benefits? Well, according to the Times, “Adversely affected employees in oil, coal and other fossil-fuel sector jobs would qualify for a weekly check worth 70 percent of their current salary for up to three years. In addition, they would get $1,500 for job-search assistance and $1,500 for moving expenses from the bill’s ‘climate change worker adjustment assistance’ program, which is expected to cost $4.2 billion from 2011 to 2019.”

Instead of being a the source of millions of new jobs of “green jobs”—as House Democrats are fond of saying over and over again—the provision is a hidden admission that their effort is a job killer, not just a massive new tax on energy.

$4.2 billion taxpayer dollars to pay people not to work so we can save the planet.


6 thoughts on “With hidden provision in Cap & Trade, Democrats admit jobs will be killed

  1. I have written to both my Senators, and the Congressman in my district (Connecticut). Lieberman is so far into the tank, that he will not listen to any opposing views, Dodd, well nuff said for Dodd, Joe Courtney, has already voted for it, without reading it [big surprise here]. We are so fucked if this gets passed. If it does get passed, and further down the road, when everything starts to come out, you will hear these same assholes boasting that they will work to change the “bad” parts of a good [?] bill.

  2. I am seeing images of 1976 – 80 flash through my mind. This guy is making Carter seem like a capable president.

  3. A pox on those who would burden citizens with taxation for a crackpot theory that is nothing more than junk science.

  4. A pox on the millions of mind boggling idiots who went against their best instincts and decided in the name of ‘diversity, ‘change’, and feelings of guilt – to vote for this incompetent boob.

    • What kills me (and I will say what millions of people know is truth but are afraid to say) is that if BHO were a bit lighter skinned, he would never have come close to the White House. He would have been holding up the rest of the pack along side Kucinich, Gravel, and Dodd and assorted other Marxists.

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