Good, fucking grief!
This would be utterly hilarious if it weren’t for the fact that we have quite a few LCs living in the ruins of what used to be one of the most prosperous states in the union.
One thing’s for sure, the Californians are about to get what they voted for.
California regulators Thursday are expected to adopt the nation’s most comprehensive carbon trading regime, creating a market-based way to lower greenhouse gas emissions at a time when similar efforts have stalled in Congress.
The program is the centerpiece of the state’s 2006 global warming law, which aims to slash carbon dioxide and other planet-heating pollution to 1990 levels by 2020. That would amount to a 15% cut from today’s level.
The cap-and-trade system “will help drive innovation, create more green jobs and clean up our air and environment,” said California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary D. Nichols, adding that it “provides flexibility” to industry and takes “into consideration the current economic climate.”
As a matter of fact, if there’s one thing it doesn’t do then it’s “taking into consideration the current economic climate”, unless you can explain to us how making goods scarcer and more expensive to produce improves the market.
And no, you socialist sow, telling industry how to go about business by Führerdiktat and providing them with one and only one way to do so is not the dictionary definition of “providing flexibility.”
The one thing we’re not debating is that this will surely bring about “new green jobs.” The problem is, for every 10 “green jobs” they create, they’re going to destroy 100 of the old ones.
You would think that watching every single business capable of doing so packing up its tents and stampeding out of California as fast as their legs will take them over the last decade or more would have given those idiots a hint, but only if you assumed that the drooling imbeciles who vote out there actually come equipped with a brain.
But thanks, California. Texas is already responsible for half of the new jobs created nation-wide during the DemPression, partly thanks to businesses fleeing your asylum to get here. We’ve always got room for more.
Once there’s nothing left out there but welfare sows and illegal immigrants, be sure to send us a postcard and let us know how socialism worked out for y’all, y’hear?