Friday, July 09, 2010

Watch for the Obamanation's Lame Duck legislation

Democrats know that there's a fair chance they'll lose the House in the November election. During the lame duck season after the November election until a new congress convenes, look for them to ram through much more wrong-headed and obnoxious pieces of legislation like Cap 'n Trade, fifinacial "Reform", VAT, Card Check, illegal alien amnesty Immigration "Reform", and any number of other affronts to common sense, decency and good governance.


"It's been almost 30 years since anything remotely contentious was handled in a lame-duck session, but that doesn't faze Democrats who have jammed through ObamaCare and are determined to bring the financial system under greater federal control.

Mike Allen of reports one reason President Obama failed to mention climate change legislation during his recent, Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil spill was that he wants to pass a modest energy bill this summer, then add carbon taxes or regulations in a conference committee with the House, most likely during a lame-duck session. The result would be a climate bill vastly more ambitious, and costly for American consumers and taxpayers, than moderate "Blue Dogs" in the House would support on the campaign trail. 'We have a lot of wiggle room in conference,' a House Democratic aide told the trade publication Environment & Energy Daily last month."

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