the (new) american worker

Sen. Kerry: Energy Bill Is About Jobs
March 13, 2010, 12:04 pm
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

Perhaps in hope of winning over his reticent Republican colleagues who still claim disbelief in global warming, Senator Kerry (D-MA) came out today to rebrand his environmental legislation as a jobs effort. In this struggling economy, who can protest that?

The AP report that, as opposed to the House’s “cap and trade effort,” climate is simply “along for the ride” in the Senate’s version.

“It’s primarily a jobs bill, and an energy independence bill and a pollution reduction-health-clean air bill,” Kerry said. “Climate sort of follows. It’s on for the ride.”

Some hardcore greenies might buck at this frank language, but anyone who knows politics knows Kerry is simply doing what he needs to do to actually get something done down in DC. Knowing that Republicans will have a harder time turning away from legislation that is packed with job creation, Kerry has simply rebranded cap and trade. Good for him!


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