Global warming nonsense

Dear Editor:Regarding "climate bill" or "Wax-man-Markey" or "global warming" or "climate change" - the name is interchangeable so unsuspecting public won't know what disaster is planned for the American people. Bill Spetnagel's letter ("Climate Bill," 7/10/09) was excellent and true. Be aware that those in the House of Representatives passed this bill without reading it. (Yes, Rep. Roybal-Allard voted for it.) This is becoming regular practice for Congress. I wonder if they need a grammar school remedial math course since they don't seem to understand that we can't pay for trillions of dollars of their ridiculous overspending. Now I'm wondering if they need a remedial reading course also since they didn't read the TARP bill or the 1,600-page bill on climate change, actually inserting 300 pages in the last hour or so, which were to be spent for certain programs which would gain votes for them. There are many scientists who aren't fearful of losing their jobs who report that global warming is not happening. When I spoke to one of Sen. Feinstein's aides and told him this, his replay was, "Well, you can't always believe what scientists say." So upon who are they basing their global warming beliefs if not scientists? Al Gore? People, please be aware that this is the biggest tax increase and greatest power grab in U.S. history. Yes, President Obama has called the U.S. to "lead by example." Does that mean that if we want to sign a bill, as he did, we must fly to another state to do it, as he did? If we go "out on the town" for a special date, do we take a plane to New York with all the entourage he had following him? Or have a plane that burns more fuel than any other, as Al Gore does? Yes, we should work to keep a clean planet, but we shouldn't give up our resources and manufacturing base (which hasn't already been outsourced) and reduce the U.S. to a third-world country. China, India and Mexico are smart enough to know it will destroy their economy and won't go along with this nonsense. - Elsa Van Leuven, Downey

********** Published: July 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 14

OpinionEric Pierce