THE SOUND OF SILENCE: ROB MILLER FOLLOWS PELOSI’S LEAD & STAYS SILENT ON KEY ISSUES LIKE CAP & TRADE
COUNTDOWN TO PELOSI’S SC VISIT: 2 DAYS LEFT
(COLUMBIA, SC – September 23, 2010) There are plenty of things Democrats don’t want to talk about in this campaign. But the one they dread above all others is Cap and Trade. And with good reason. This Nancy Pelosi-backed scheme is about as popular as Obamacare and Stimulus spending (two other Pelosi pet projects, by the way).
Quick refresher: Nancy Pelosi narrowly pushed a bill through the House last year that would result in a national energy tax by driving up the price you pay for electricity. There has never been any doubt about what it would produce.
Go back to the 2008 presidential campaign, when then-candidate Barack Obama said: “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I’m capping greenhouse gases… they would have to retro-fit their operations. That will cost money, and they will pass that money on to consumers.”
Pretty straightforward. That’s why critics call the plan “Cap and Tax.” If it becomes the law of the land, you can count on your energy bills shooting through the roof. No wonder Democrats don’t like to talk about it.
And who do Americans have to thank for this legislative monster? Nancy Pelosi. She pushed it through the House last year with a razor-thin margin. Fortunately, the legislation has stalled in the Senate and appears to be dead. For now. It will probably come up again in a post-election lame duck session, or when the new Congress convenes in January.
Which brings us to liberal Democrat Rob Miller. What does he think about Cap and Trade?
We can’t tell you, because he won’t talk about it. Just like countless other Democrat candidates around the country who would rather talk about anything else.
We already have a clue about Miller’s thoughts on the subject. The $2,000 contribution Pelosi made to Miller’s campaign was a down payment on another reliable House vote for her, just like her liberal lieutenants John Spratt and James Clyburn.
Folks in South Carolina don’t need Washington liberals driving up their energy costs, they don’t need Cap and Trade, and they don’t need Rob Miller serving as Nancy Pelosi’s puppet in the House.
Rob Miller is in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi, and Nancy Pelosi is out of step with South Carolina values.