House narrowly OKs sweeping climate change [swindle] bill | News for Dallas, Texas
Rep. Joe Barton of Arlington managed the Republican opposition to the bill, which climaxed when Rep. John Boehner, the Republican leader, raised numerous questions about the bill during a floor speech that lasted more than an hour.Obama [wants Senators to cripple our economy trying to protect God's creation from carbon dioxide] - Bloomberg.com
Barton, a skeptic of climate change, said the bill would "make us a second-rate economic power" and mocked Democrats for the dozens of concessions they made to industry groups to pass the legislation.
Indeed, while a legislative report said the bill contained no earmarks, one Florida Democrat won a pledge of support of $50 million for a proposed hurricane research facility in his district in Orlando, according to The Associated Press.
"If you haven't made your deal yet, come on down to the floor," Barton said.
The measure goes to the Senate for consideration. Obama called on lawmakers in that chamber “to take this opportunity to come together and meet our obligations -- to our constituents, to our children, to God’s creation, and to future generations” by reaching agreement with the House on a final version of the bill.