Emanuel Open to Limited Climate Bill

emanuel-thumb-noseBy Darren Samuelsohn

President Obama’s chief of staff opened the door on Friday for a limited Senate climate bill that focuses on capping greenhouse gases from power plants.

Rahm Emanuel told the Wall Street Journal that “a whole range of ideas will be discussed” when Obama hosts senators at the White House next Wednesday, including placing a mandatory limit solely on the heat-trapping emissions from electric utilities.

“The idea of a ‘utilities only’ [approach] will also be welcomed,” Emanuel told the newspaper in an interview.

Read the rest at Politico.

36 Responses to Emanuel Open to Limited Climate Bill

  1. Hal Groar June 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    This administration will intentionally destroy this economy. It is their goal! Hey Dan! Check this out;www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/21/autosub_in_pig_melt_clue/ It seems the glacier melt might be due to a natural shift! Hmm…where have I heard that before?

    • Dan McGrath June 27, 2010 at 12:04 am #

      Hmmm. We at GCS pride ourselves on being seminal.

      • Rob N. Hood July 2, 2010 at 6:18 am #

        seminal, he he he…

  2. René Brioul June 22, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    Perhaps they should release the zero point energy devices which have been suppressed for over 60 years now.
    Than they can cap whatever they want!

  3. Scarface June 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    Wether you tax the big ones or the small ones, the final consumer will have to pay it and end up with less money to spend, so the economy will suffer anyway. And that for something ridiculous as the now totally debunked CO2-driven global warming / climate change.

    Wake up, America! Don’t let this happen to you! Inform yourselves, find out how you’re being scammed! AGW=nonsense, CO2=plantfood.

  4. Rob N. Hood June 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    That would be awesome- I know that there is or will be discovered some free or very cheap energy that will allow us to avoid electrictiy and fossil fuels. There’s a lot we still don’t know. But we just have to keep waiting I guess… sigh.


    Even with the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act in place, Halliburton continues to operate in Iran. It pays the Department of Commerce $15,000 to settle allegations that the company has broken anti-boycott provisions of the U.S. Export Administration Act for an Iran-related transaction, without admitting wrongdoing.13 Halliburton also continues to do business in Libya throughout Cheney’s tenure.

    Hmm, now we have the female version of Dick Cheney, Carly Fiorina: “Over the past dozen years, Hewlett-Packard has sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of printers and other products to Iran through a Middle East distributor, sidestepping a U.S. ban on trade with the country.”

    The Repuglicans are all about loop-holes and how they can get around the law in order to make another dollar. Also, what Halliburton did/is doing is technically a war crime. Ever hear that in the “Liberal” news??? NOPE.

  5. paul wenum June 24, 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    Rahm tell ya what to say like “Blago?” I hate talking points they are boring. True thoughts, right or wrong I understand. Hate puppet people. I Like people with “no strings attached” and you have many hanging on your left side. Very heavy by the way.

    • Dan McGrath June 27, 2010 at 12:05 am #

      Please stick to issues. Don’t make it personal. Facts and logic are far more effective than “sticks and stones.”

  6. Rob N. Hood June 26, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    So corporate crimes are now “talking points”? Wow. How far we’ve fallen…

    The Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

  7. paul wenum June 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    After your comment, Yes our “Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves” asking where [leftists] come from on a political side.

  8. Hal Groar June 29, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    It is true that corporations don’t pay taxes, so the idea that they will simply tax corporations is laughable. I think everyone knows this. Why is it that the MSM doesn’t call the administration out on it? Baffles me! This is a ruse that has been used many times before with different administrations. The emperor has no cloths people! Call him on it! Side note Dan; saw you on the tube tonight, great job on the felony voters! Hope something gets done!

    • Rob N. Hood June 30, 2010 at 7:28 am #

      Give it a 9 on the Laff curve… did I miss soemthing or does this make no sense??

  9. paul wenum June 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Darn, missed Mr. McGrath. Busy working virtual. Just took a break. Hope things went well I assume? Not knowing the details I think of the cons getting the house tax credit. Now that is government at it’s best.

  10. Rob N. Hood June 30, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    So you don’t like intrusive government, but people who’ve “done their time” get no rights, even basic ones? Are you guys hypocrites or what? Don’t bother- rhetorical, obviously.

    • Dan June 30, 2010 at 9:14 am #

      We’re talking about people who are still doing “their time.”

  11. paul wenum June 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Thought Rob N Hood retired? Must be a “replacement.” By they way, nice job Dan.

  12. Rob N. Hood July 1, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Oh- so you’re out there fighting for the rights of the ex-cons are you? I didn’t know that. Good one indeed.

  13. Hal Groar July 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    Rob, your an amazing guy. Truly amazing!

  14. Rob N. Hood July 2, 2010 at 6:20 am #

    What, I get no response to a very fair and pertinent question? Really? I thought you guys were much more noble than that, and happy to engage in discourse? Am I’m mistaken about that!!!???

  15. paul wenum July 2, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Disagreements are fine as long as you have respect for differing opinions. that I sense, as well as others, you do not.

  16. Rob N. Hood July 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Pure and beautiful Alinsky response Paul (more or less)- or should I say Saul?

    Still no answer to my honest and pertinent question ?

    Ok, then.

  17. paul wenum July 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    The answer was very simple. Convicted Felons cannot vote. You have a problem with that?

  18. Rob N. Hood July 4, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    Yes, I do as a matter of fact. Have those that get released paid their debt to society? Yes they have. I thought you were all about individual freedoms and getting the big bad government off people’s backs… ?! You only mean your back don’t you? Be honest now.

    • Dan July 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

      Should people who are still serving their sentance for rape, murder, grand theft, corruption and other anti-social felony crimes have a hand in crafting the laws? In electing the people who will prosecute and punish them for their misdeeds?

      • Rob N. Hood July 9, 2010 at 6:02 am #

        Again, those that have served their time and sentences should be allowed to vote. Very simple. Thanks for clarifying.

  19. paul wenum July 4, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    “You do the crime you do the time.” Was broken into by a friend and I mean dear friend that stole over $3,000.00 from my home. Had a meeting with he/she Begged forgiveness claiming never to do it again. Before confronted found had done same five times in the past 18 months. There are consequences in life. Felons cannot vote-Period. Yes, pay your debt to society, but you suffer consequences period.

  20. Rob N. Hood July 9, 2010 at 6:03 am #


  21. paul wenum July 9, 2010 at 11:20 pm #

    I’ve forgiven. That said, she did the time as she now knows she should. WWJD? I’m not in that position to comment, are you?

  22. Rob N. Hood July 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Isn’t that the basis of Christianity Paul? Well, yes it is… Christians, practicing ones especially, espouse this question/concept constantly in one form or another. The entire New Testament does so as well. Paul- you are the perfect example of a knee-jerk Righty. You cut your nose off to spite your face EVERY time. And you think you’re cutting off my nose… you haven’t even come close.

  23. Rob N. Hood July 14, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    You’ve forgiven… that’s real big of you Paul. It’s a very very easy thing to say isn’t it? You don’t really even have to do anything, or back it up in any way. And then you feel better for saying it don’t you? Must be nice.

  24. paul wenum July 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Yes it is “easy” to say when a person has conviction and a belief as I do.

  25. Rob N. Hood July 17, 2010 at 9:23 am #

    The only conviction or belief you seem to have is that you are right about everything and you do not make any major errors and you never change your mind once it’s made up. Have I missed anything?

  26. paul wenum July 17, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

    You have missed nothing. You get what you see/read. I’m who I am, warts and all. Deal with it.

  27. Rob N. Hood July 18, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    I rest my case.

  28. paul wenum July 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    I think the jury has voted. You lose, however you have the right to appeal.

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