Among the issues most commonly discussed are individuality, the rights of the individual, the limits of legitimate government, morality, history, economics, government policy, science, business, education, health care, energy, and man-made global warming evaluations. My posts are aimed at thinking, intelligent individuals, whose comments are very welcome.

"No matter how vast your knowledge or how modest, it is your own mind that has to acquire it." Ayn Rand

09 August 2009

States Hardest Hit by Carbon Cap and Trade

The carbon cap and trade bill which passed the House and is awaiting consideration by the Senate will have a very uneven impact on the various states. A very simple formula using the % of a states workers in manufacturing multiplied times the % of the state's electricity generated from coal was used to evaluate the impact state by state of Waxman-Markey.

The twenty most badly hurt states will be:

Pennsylvania
West Virginia
North Carolina
Georgia
Alabama
Tennessee
Kentucky
Ohio
Michigan
Indiana
Illinois
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Iowa
Missouri
Arkansas
Kansas
Nebraska
North Dakota
Utah

The ten next worst hit states are:

Delaware
Virginia
South Carolina
Mississippi
Texas
Oklahoma
South Dakota
Wyoming
Colorado
New Mexico

I cannot imagine anyone in these states voting for Democrats in the 2010 election or in the 2012 election. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the average family will experience an increase in their energy costs of $1,300. The impact in the first 20 states above will be greater than that. The harm the Democrats are trying to do is just too transparent, so strongly motivated by a lust for power, and in such disregard for science, that by election time in 2010 anyone not brain-dead will be in a rage against the Democrats. If the People are worthy of any respect, they will turn massively against the Democrats in at least the 20 hardest hit states and that should be enough to throw them out of power in the House in the 2010 election and both the House and Senate by the 2012 election. This is not even counting the mounting fury over the Democrat attempted takeover of the health care industries.

No comments: