DNC Chairperson Howard Dean was on CNBC defending the massive expense that would be involved with the Cap & Trade bill. Dean explained away concerns over the cost that the bill would pass on to consumers by reminding us that we as taxpayers won’t notice the extra expense. Why? Because we’ll be taking your child to the doctor less for asthma-related problems once the air is all cleaned up, so it’ll be a wash.
This guy reaches and misses more than the pivot man at a haphephobic circle-jerk:
Two thoughts come to mind. First, Cap & Trade is going to cost far more than $40 per family per year. So in order to save enough money to justify supporting Cap & Trade, my family would have to be about 100 times the size of the Duggers and all the kids would have to be severe asthmatics.
Secondly, how can the taxpayer expense of Cap & Trade be called a wash because we’ll be saving money on our children’s health care when the Democrats are assuring that all our health care will be free anyway? Even using Dean’s own numbers, if Cap & Trade amounts to $40 per family per year, and the Democrats have achieved their dream of fully paid-for national health care, then it is costing each family $40 per year.
How stupid does he think we are? Don’t answer that.
And now, as a reminder of better days, here’s a Howard Dean golden oldie: