Pawlenty's Carbon Emmissions Proposal Shot-Down at NGA

Robert Novak reports today that it was a less than favorable National Governor’s Association (NGA) meeting for the organization’s chairman, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.  His carbon-emissions proposal was shot down by bipartisan opposition. According to Novak, this did not help Pawlenty’s vice presidential aspirations.  We can only hope that Pawlenty’s pubic policy proposals being developed for Minnesota by his Climate Change Advisory Group will be met with the same cool reaction in the Minnesota state legislature.

  • Craig

    Nice! I guess the governor put his finger to the wind to see if carbon legislature was popular. He found out that people know that global warming is a scam and a money-grab for taxes, alternative energy companies and other related companies.

  • Tim

    Don’t get too excited Craig. Tim Pawlenty puts on a good bipartisan face (nationally), but in the end, he’s just another shill to big business, big oil, and little Republicans. He’s on the right path with his 25 in ’25 initiative, but he’s too self-involved to actually put the greater good in front of his political aspirations.

    • Craig, do you understand everytime some one like you uses the words Greater Good, more and more people each day are realizing that the Greater god has nothing to do with what’s best for the planet, the majority of non brainwashed people, or most hard working/ smart working tax paying Americans. Greater Good and Social Justice both examples of a hijacked language to accompany the many hijacked minds as yours sounds to be

  • Cynthia

    Big business and oil are the backbone of this country. I would bet Tim invests in both. He is just to blinded to understand the waste and fear that global warming puts on our country. Just like acid rain, global cooling and the depletion of the ozone layer — fears of the past wasted that our resources — this latest fear of global warming is doing the same. What we need is energy to run our country. It is also nice to have gas to go on vacation once in awhile, let alone to get to work every day. Only those blinded by global warming hype would not see the need for this. Go ahead and follow the false prophets of enviromentalism if want, but use a little common sense. Don’t just follow silly ideas that get us no where. Every decade there is a new scare to put fear in our hearts. They tell us how bad people are for mother earth. The intellectual elites who come up with these crazy ideas just want death of humanity. Where is the credit for what has been changed in the enviroment in the the last 6o years? Now we are to the point where CO2 is bad and you exhale CO2 every time you breath. Wake up….don’t you see something really strange with this concept?

  • John

    Finally, the common sense scientists are getting some media coverage in reporting the truth about global climate change. Hopefully, we can begin to put down these environmental wack jobs and develop a sound energy policy based upon the triad: Oil, Nuclear, and Coal.

  • Craig

    Tim — go ahead and drink the Kool-Aid. I have lived through a number of phony “crisis’s” the last 30 years: The Population Explotion, The Ice Age, The Energy Crisis (where our president told us we would not have oil in the 1990’s), The AIDS Crisis (The media told us that 1 in 4 Adults in the U.S. would have it by 2000), Y2K — how ’bout that scam? And now “The CB Radio of our decade — Global Warming.
    This Doomsday Crisis is about behavior change; not science or data. We have documented proof of climate changes throughout history (before fossil fuel) and the last 100 years. Why look at truth, when you can influence people more effectively with propoganda? I suggest the true believers read a few children’s books before they tell the world how to change — Chicken Little and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

  • William

    When people shill for Big Government, it usually means they work for the government. These phony “Green” friends are in the process of making life more difficult for lower and middle class people not only in the US, but around the world. The Green Nazi’s are totally out of control, and are pushing through bad policy ( bio fuels ) by completely stifling honest debate with the help of the media, academia, and other western civilization/capitalism haters. Look at the price of groceries. This is just the beginning.

  • Bill MacDonald

    I like the idea Tim put forth at the Governors gathering…drive US industry on Green Power thereby drastically slowing down production. This will force industry out of the United States to China. This will leave the Green’s without funds to carry on with its scam. Where do they go to raise funds to carry on the Green BS? China, and you know what the Chinese do to people like these? No more Green’s and no more jobs left in the United States of America. I say; “God Bless Global Warming, Shell, Mobile, and BIB, BIG OIL and God Bless the internal combustion engine. (Why do I say such things? I’m retired and I’ve got my mine…believe me I grew up in the hay-day of America industry, when government was small and the voters had a voice…in my estimation the baby-boomers let it all go, with their Woodstock free love long-haired dope smoking ways they lost track of what was what…as such I shall now leave you poor folks with the crumbs of life and your children with something less…one big bill for your naivity.) Sorry not proof read!

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