I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year...So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted...That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches....Senator Barack Obama, D-Il., cited in 'Obama Told SF Chronicle He would 'Bankrupt' the Coal Industry', Frontpage magazine War Blog, 11/3/2008
The Left at its finest. First, accept the false thesis of global warming. Then, build a policy on a fabrication. Carter was too clumsy a politician to get away with this. The Senator from Illinois is not.
Think! The country they're after is yours.