Möjlig storseger

En potentiell storseger för förnuftet inträffade igår i USA:

Conceding that they can't find enough votes for the legislation, Senate Democrats on Thursday abandoned efforts to put together a comprehensive energy bill that would seek to curb greenhouse gas emissions, delivering a potentially fatal blow to a proposal the party has long touted and President Obama campaigned on.
Jag skriver potentiell, för envisa rykten talar för att Obama och Demokraterna - om de förlorar kongressvalet i november - i vinter kommer att sammankalla en s k lame duck Congress för att driva igenom en hel rad vanvettiga förslag. Mer om detta kan läsas här: "The only thing holding the Democrats back would be shame, a Washington commodity in chronically short supply."

3 kommentarer:

  1. You are right in pointing out that here is no change of mind, just a concession to political reality. They will be back to fight for cap and tax another day. Let's hope the political majority will have changed by then.

    Btw, the potential use of lame duck sessions of Congress, the manner in which significant recess appointments have been made (Berwick), and how healthcare reform was passed, in spite of public opposition, are underlying causes for the lack of confidence in Obama and Congress.

    Some way to manage through a recession! Go figure.

  2. En annan möjlighet att smussla in regler utan lagstifning är via EPAs regelverk.

  3. Till Lars: Och det har som bekant redan skett...