President Obama’s campaign staff morphed into Organizing for America (OFA), and they are using the slow days of August to try to corral its forces to push the president’s scheme to raise taxes on carbon.
A carbon tax would devastate the American workforce, and the turnout at their events show the lack of support for the initiative. In Tennessee, a massive turnout of four Obamabots turned out at the offices of Rep. Scott DesJarlais to demand he vote for the president’s job killing tax increase. Of course, the group is using bogus statistics to push their agenda. Other members of Congress will face a similar onslaught of half a dozen progressives marching in unison for more taxes and control of our economy.
According to OFA, members of Congress who do not believe that man can control the weather through carbon taxes are described as “deniers” and “anti-science” because “99%” of scientists believe what they are preaching. It’s all bunk. Forbes reported that this famous “consensus” claim — that “98% of all scientists believe in global warming” — is bogus. It originated from an endlessly reported 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) survey consisting of an intentionally brief two-minute, two question online survey sent to 10,257 earth scientists by two researchers at the University of Illinois. Of the 10,257 earth scientists who were sent the survey, only about 3,000 responded. But 82 percent of those answered “yes” to the two intentionally ambiguous questions in the “anything but scientific” survey.
Of course, OFA will never mention the fact that 31,487 scientists signed a petition that said “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing (or will in the foreseeable future cause) catastrophic heating of the earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the earth.”
So who is really denying science?
There is one other thing OFA will never mention — the impact the Obama’s carbon taxes will have on jobs. A tax will drive up the cost of energy, and higher energy prices ripple through the economy. Businesses face higher operating costs and pass those costs on to the consumer. The Heritage Foundation found that significantly reducing coal, as the President’s climate plan would do, would destroy 500,000 jobs by 2030.
The media will probably do their job — reporting on how half a dozen zealots were protesting members of Congress to demand this scheme and never report the truth behind the rhetoric. We have come to expect nothing less.
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