Palin on energy: The cap and tax dead end

Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) has an article in the Washington Post today with some straight talk about energy and President Obama’s disastrous cap and trade legislation.

My guess is the tabloids and main stream media won’t pick up her written prose since it has nothing to do with her looks, her daughter or autographing a baby, but I’ll do my part by providing you the link and letting what she wrote stand for itself.

Read her article and discuss. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit gets the hat tip, and man has he been putting in some top-notch blogging in lately. A small taste…

… Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs.

In addition to immediately increasing unemployment in the energy sector, even more American jobs will be threatened by the rising cost of doing business under the cap-and-tax plan. For example, the cost of farming will certainly increase, driving down farm incomes while driving up grocery prices. The costs of manufacturing, warehousing and transportation will also increase.

The ironic beauty in this plan? Soon, even the most ardent liberal will understand supply-side economics. …

We have an important choice to make. Do we want to control our energy supply and its environmental impact? Or, do we want to outsource it to China, Russia and Saudi Arabia? Make no mistake: President Obama’s plan will result in the latter.

For so many reasons, we can’t afford to kill responsible domestic energy production or clobber every American consumer with higher prices.

Can America produce more of its own energy through strategic investments that protect the environment, revive our economy and secure our nation?

Yes, we can. Just not with Barack Obama’s energy cap-and-tax plan.

AJStrata also writes about Palin’s article over at The Strata-Sphere, and writes the following concerning Palin’s first three paragraphs…

Beautiful. Three paragraphs and she nails our current situation, the distracted navel-gazing media, and the fact that the only thing really being capped in “Cap & Trade” is our economy and jobs. We will cap our economy and trade away jobs so as to lower our energy production, which in turn does nothing about that mythical global warming which disappeared 11 years ago.


Update: Ed at Hot Air is on the subject, as is Sister Toldjah.