Obama administration and Democrats in bed with big business on cap-and-trade energy tax


 To search other articles and papers on this and other subjects, go to "Client log-in" above and enter "public@winningreen.com" and for password enter "free". 


Winningreen Discourse                                        A063009
Obama administration and Democrats in bed with big business on cap-and-trade energy tax
By Tom Randall
June 30, 2009

If you have ever wondered why Democrats are pushing for a cap-and-trade energy tax which has already passed the House and is now going to the Senate, look no further than greed — political and corporate.
For the Democrats, it's more tax dollars to fund their takeover of selected industries.
For big business, it is the massive profits from selling carbon credits, the price of which will simply be added to your heating and gasoline bills as well as the price of all other goods and services.  To push cap-and-trade legislation through Congress, major corporations have joined with environmental fringe groups in the lobbying organization, United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP). 
The members of USCAP are: Alcoa, American International Group (AIG) which withdrew after accepting government bailout money, Boston Scientific Corporation, BP America Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Chrysler LLC (which continues to lobby with taxpayer dollars), ConocoPhillips, Deere & Company, The Dow Chemical Company, Duke Energy, DuPont, Environmental Defense, Exelon Corporation, Ford Motor Company, FPL Group, Inc., General Electric, General Motors Corp (now owned by the Obama administration), Johnson & Johnson, Marsh, Inc., National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Nature Conservancy, NRG Energy, Inc., Pepsico, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, PG&E Corporation, PNM Resources, Rio Tinto, Shell, Siemens Corporation, World Resources Institute, Xerox Corporation.
Comment 1: So much for the myth that Democrats give a rat's behind for the little guy.  They're all about money and power.
Comment 2:  So much for the myth that environmentalists give a similar portion of a rat's anatomy for the environment. They are all about money and power.
Comment 3:  Both are more than happy to work behind the scenes with the "Big Business" they publicly vilify if it advances their quest for money and power at the expense of the little guy.
Link:   You can read more about the lobbying operations of USCAP and its members in the Capital Research Center's report "United States Climate Action Partnership: Corporations Lobby for—and benefit from—Climate-Change Restrictions" by Timothy P. Carney at: http://www.capitalresearch.org/pubs/pdf/v1212187939.pdf
Contact: Tom Randall
Winningreen LLC
Phone: 773-857-5086
e-mail: trandall@winningreen.com