House Natural Resources ranking member Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) did not spare the harsh rhetoric when unloading on a Republican energy proposal slated for a House vote this week.
The legislation is a “monstrosity,” a “Trojan horse,” an “all-out assault” on the environment and a “massive giveaway” to the oil industry that would not lower gas prices by “one cent,” the two lawmakers said.
Since when has a Democrat cared about lowering the price of gasoline one cent? These guys love high priced gasoline. They want it higher.
And the real problem is entirely missed. There would be no “massive giveaway” to the oil industry if the government wasn’t in the business of looting and pillaging businesses. When government decides to get in the middle of the private sector, that’s when corruption starts.
Want to end corruption?
Stop mucking around in the free market.
Not content with the previous non-sense, Waxman decided to go all out and say Republicans were murdering people:
Continuing his response, Waxman upped the ante, saying Republicans are “getting away — literally — with murder” because of their record on the environment.
“Some of these pollutants do harm, and they may even lead to fatalities,” Waxman said.
It’s too bad that in their time, the Founding Fathers didn’t think to establish some sort of local government that could address this type of thing. Maybe a state authority that could pass laws specifically for their areas.
But alas, we only have the compassionate Federal government to solve all the problems in the country.
Sarcasm aside, this type of rhetoric is dangerous. You take some eco-Marxist knucklehead with a predisposition for violence and tell him Republicans are literally killing people, they could justify taking a few out.
Waxman should try to temper his wording. He’s going to get someone killed.