The environmental left is kicking off a hard-sell media campaign to win over a skeptical public on their massive carbon tax and regulation scheme. (a.k.a Crap and Trade.) As is usual when dealing with the neo-Marxist left, the strategy begins with lying.
Don’t confuse people with cap and trade; use terms like “cap and cash back” or “pollution reduction refund.”
i.e. Lie to consumers that Crap-and-Trade will mean “Free monies from duh Gubmint.” When the truth is, consumers’ energy and other costs are going to increase $4,000 a year because of crap and trade.
Also, don’t tell workers the truth… Crap and Trade will result in the loss of up to 3,000,000 jobs… Tell them it will actually create jobs. I saw an extremely deceptive advertisement pushing Cap and Trade on General Electric’s Sci-Fi Channel Last night. The propaganda piece made it seem like cap and trade policies would bring back steelworker jobs building wind turbines.
First off, the steel industry would be among the hardest hit by cap and trade, since it uses a lot of energy (the cost of which will increase) and produces a lot of carbon dioxide (for which it will have to pay).
Second, the environmental left while claiming to support wind energy is blocking its development in such places as the Atlantic Ocean off Ted Kennedy’s estate and anywhere the turbines might be seen as an eyesore or a threat to birds.
Third, as a result of one and two, not that many steel workers are going to be needed to build wind turbines. Certainly not enough to offset industry jobs that will be shipped off to Mehico, China, Brazil, and India… who have so far been smart enough to exempt themselves from this carbon idiocy.
Hat tip: Moonbattery