I’ll let this speak for itself.
Senate Republicans on Friday blocked a global warming bill that would have required major reductions in greenhouse gases, after a bitter debate over its economic costs and whether it would substantially raise gasoline and other energy prices.
Democratic leaders fell a dozen votes short of getting the 60 needed to end a Republican filibuster on the measure and bring the bill up for a vote. The 48-36 vote failed to reach even a majority, a disappointment to the bill’s supporters
Majority Leader Harry Reid was expected to pull the legislation, in all likelihood pushing the congressional debate over climate change to next year with a new Congress and a new president.
Yes, because we can really afford to wait, to pass a bill that’s not close to being aggressive enough as it is.
Instead of building a bridge to nowhere in Alaska, maybe Congress could should fund a monument in the Mall in D.C. honoring the fearless leaders in Congress and the White House who obstinately and resolutely blocked any action to address the biggest global calamity we’ve ever faced.