Vote on climate bill is blocked in Senate
By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a global warming bill that would have required major reductions in greenhouse gases, pushing debate over the world's biggest environmental concern to next year for a new Congress and president.
Democratic leaders fell a dozen votes short of getting the 60 needed to end a Republican filibuster on the measure and bring the bill up for a vote, prompting Majority Leader Harry Reid to pull the legislation from consideration.
The Senate debate focused on bitter disagreement over the expected economic costs of putting a price on carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas that comes from burning fossil fuels. Opponents said it would lead to higher energy costs.
Too expensive for who? The corporate royalists? Meanwhile, we're paying over $4 a gallon for gasoline. I'm getting ready to go buy diesel fuel for my farm tractor and it's going to cost me almost $5 per gallon. It is getting to the point where a man with a tractor and a farm can not make any kind of living. Hell, I'm just trying to break even and it's becoming clear that it aint gonna happen with $5 per gallon fuel.
But please Mr. Senator, please just fuck our environment and fuck our Earth so that corporate royalists can maximize their profits and not have to invest in all tht pesky old pollution abatement equipment.
What the hell is the matter with these piece of shit mother fuckers?