“We’re going to take a serious look at [a funding ban],” Representative Ken Calvert, a California Republican and chairman of the Interior-Environment subcommittee, said in a separate interview at the Capitol. [...]And while we must again point out that having six inches of seawater in your coastal place of business would probably be a much bigger job-killer, that's left to the bastards of tomorrow to figure out. Or as we often call them, our children. Sucks to be you, kids.
Because the spending bill must pass to keep the Interior Department and the EPA running, it’s an attractive vehicle for bringing media and public attention to the emissions issue. Republicans would embrace a pitched battle over a carbon rule they say will kill jobs in coal-rich parts of the country.
Honestly, I would love to put a few hundred of these people in suspended animation for a hundred years or so. Wake 'em up after the turn of the next century and have future Americans let them know how they did all up close and personal-like.