Supes sign onto CARB’s Global Warming Scam - Opinion
No you don’t have to travel to Russia to see how a dictatorship or socialism works, it’s going on right here in El Dorado County at your local Board of Supervisors meeting with the swift actions of your board leaving out public debate on hotly contested items.
On Tuesday, a highly contentious item pushed by Norma Santiago (absent) was the county’s signing on to California CARB’s very controversial Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32) initiative, which is being carried out through “Cap and Trade.” The county Board of Supervisors ignored several highly articulate public speakers protesting the early and short-sided board action on the item. I believe the public speakers researched and knew more about the issue than the Board of Supervisors.
When asked by speakers to pull the item from the consent calendar for debate, the board members refused. Board members were given an earful by highly articulate speakers who had done their research and pointed out it was premature for the county to sign on to preliminary legislation that will ultimately change and the problematic Wall Street Carbon Trading aspect that leaves many wondering if it isn’t a get rich Ponzi scheme for a select few connected Democrats like Al Gore. Our board ignored its constituents and put another foot in the door of the socialist Agenda 21 by joining our county to this nonsense.
CARB’s Global Warming-Climate Change policy represents nothing more than a government “Green Tax” scam predicated upon bad science, the personal agendas of money hungry, biased government employees and a poorly thought out environmental policy. As concerned taxpayers, we can only imagine how this tax money will be misused, similar to tobacco tax funds which don’t go to the original intent of providing health care and deterring smoking but have instead become our government’s pork barrel for free spending. Our county now uses the tobacco funds to spend on everything under the sun it wishes and doesn’t have money for such as county buildings and court houses.
I expected much more of our Board of Supervisors, but once again it has failed us and we are seeing a pattern of swift-moving Board of Supervisors action of highly contentious items without public review or debate placed on closed sessions and the consent calendar.
It’s become very clear from watching these meetings that the board no longer thinks they work for us.