My teevee just told me that climate reform will cause gas prices to raise above $4/gal (no evidence was provided, of course). This commercial was paid for by some petroleum lobby, as indicated in the very fine print.
That's odd. I seem to remember huge gas price increases happening without any climate legislation pending not too long ago. And if I remember correctly, the prices went down sharply as soon as people started getting smarter about wasteful gas spending, which was a necessity due to the declining economy. All of that had nothing to do with reducing carbon emissions.
Why are lobbies not required to do an oral endorsement, like politicians? They should. "We're America's petroleum lobby and we paid for this message." Not everybody reads the fine print, like I do.
You know, if you think about it, they are basically threatening America with extortion. Force us to clean up, we raise your prices. Well to that I say, I call your bluff, and here's a middle finger you can sit on.