There are a couple front-pagers today bout the looming battle over the climate change bill, which is on the Congressional line-up after health care. It doesn't take a very deep read to see the climate change imbroglio is going to look less like a sequel to health reform, and more like one of those movie remakes like Psycho where different actors play the same parts but most of the movie is faithfully recreated, shot for shot.
"Opponents of climate legislation are stoking the same "big government" fears that have made health care so divisive"- BusinessWeek
Infighting Among Dems
"The Democratic party is already fractured over climate legislation. Coal, oil, and manufacturing state lawmakers have warned about the costs for their regions. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D., N.D.), has said that Congress should drop its plan to hand out allowances granting the right to pollute up to a limit, or cap. Democrats from the manufacturing-heavy Midwest have warned that climate legislation must include tariffs on countries that fail to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions." - Wall Street Journal
Calls for More Obama Involvement
"Many people think Mr. Obama must become personally involved in order to smooth out opposition. A number of energy bill observers say that Mr. Obama has so far failed to engage on the issue in basic ways, giving opponents an opportunity to define a climate bill as a large tax on consumers." - WSJ