OC Register: Pollution czars' plan to choke California business

Californians get a new euphemism for “job losses”.

From the Orange County Register editors about California’s new cap-and-trade system:

[Assemblywoman Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield)] summed up the situation well: “Six years later, our economy has plummeted, human-caused global warming is widely disputed, and not one other state is following our lead. Why should they?”

Why indeed. This centralized government control makes no sense in times of prosperity. How much less today?

Even the government concedes the cap-and-trade scheme will result in lost jobs. Unsurprisingly, the air board refers to these human tragedies euphemistically as “leakage,” which is indicative of the impersonal attitude of powerful, unaccountable bureaucracies.

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