Celebrated environmental icon Al Gore was in Chicago today to promote his new book “Our Choice.” Fortuntely, with the rise of Internet media and the power of conservative, liberatarian, and Tea Party bloggers, more Americans are beginning to understand the boondoggle that is cap-and-trade and how it could impact – read ruin – American families, their fortunes, their futures, and the free market Capitalist system that America was built on. The mainstream media has only barely mentioned Gore’s personal hypocrisies concerning the environment and the billions he stands to make if cap-and-trade is enacted. (NOTE: Gore is chairman and founder of a private equity firm called Generation Investment Management (GIM). The London-based firm invests money from institutions and wealthy investors in companies that are going green.)
However, despite the power of the opposition and the media sleight of hand that is taking place, we must continue to speak out on this and exert the pressure on elected public officials to make the right decision for American families.
What is the right decision? Well, it is NOT cap-and-trade. Cap-and-trade policy initiatives are fundamentally flawed and will hurt Americans from every walk of life. As families are reeling from an economy saddled with staggering debt and more than 10% unemployment, it is the height of arrogance for our elected officials to require families to pay, what amounts to, a hidden regressive tax. With the failed policies of the Obama Adminstration’s so-called stimulus, the Cash-for-Clunkers program, the mounting deficit, and the rush to socialize the American healthcare system, our elected officials have proven that they cannot be trusted to formulate common sense economic policy or with the public’s purse. The institution of cap-and-trade will only squeeze American families further and diminish American competitiveness globally, where countries like China and India, will continue to disregard any international call for limits on carbon.
William J. Kelly is an anti-tax advocate with a history of protest since the 1990s, more than a decade before the Tea Party movement began. More candidates today are “popping up” in support of the Tea Parties, but few, if any, has ever really taken a stand in protest like Kelly. In true tea party spirit, Kelly plans to open up the state of Illinois’ books to real taxpayer watchdog groups and put a floodlight on government corruption. He was formerly the Executive Director of the National Taxpayers United of Illinois and is known for his dramatic style of protest against President Clinton and Rep. Bobby Rush, in particular. He has been featured in the National Review’s “Rebel with a Cause,” “Sick Call in Illinois”, Sun-Times columnist Dennis Byrne’s “Not So Free Speech,” the Chicago Tribune, and many more. He owns an Emmy award-winning TV production house and hosts/executive produces Upscale TV and Sportsaholic.