Friday, June 6, 2008

Liberman-Warner's Effect on Maryland

UPDATE:
Liberman-Warner is dead...for now.
Democrats failed to get the 60 votes needed for cloture. They got 48, not even close. Harry Reid withdrew the bill.

Planet Gore has the lowdown on how James Inhoffe led a prepared and fiesty resistance against an inept Barbra Boxer.

Unfortunately Liberman-Warner or some form of it will be back next year with a president who favors cap and trade and an even more amenable Congress.


The folks at The Heritage Foundation have analyzed America's Climate Security Act of 2008 (S2191) would affect the citizens of Maryland. It aint pretty. Workers and families have much to fear from Liberman-Warner. H/T Richard Falknor.











Liberman-Warner's Effect by Maryland Congressional District.




For a larger picture of this map go here.
The First Congressional District falls in the top category for non-farm job loss. As a soon to be resident of Queen Anne's County, I would love to know Frank Kratovil's position on this.

The largest drop in GDP would be seen in the 8th and 4th Congressional Districts, right along the I-270 biotech corridor. Given the relevant policy positions of Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, this brings back the question What's the Matter with MoCo?

To see just how much of a bureaucratic boondoggle Liberman-Warner is see this chart of Barbra Boxer's amendment to the original bill.


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