Oregon Republicans Walk Out On Passing Carbon Tax, Want Voters To Vote On It Directly

Why do Democrats not want to give the citizens of Oregon a direct vote on something this important?

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the state Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming.

The walkout was a repeat of action the GOP took last year to kill similar climate change legislation, a maneuver that prompted threats of having state police forcibly return lawmakers to the Statehouse.

The walkout threatens to derail the main legislation that Democrats had hoped to pass during a 35-day session: A bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the planet.

Moonbat governor Kate Brown had a hissy fit

A visibly angry Brown denounced the boycott as undemocratic.

“If they don’t like a bill, then they need to show up and change it or show up and vote no. They should make their voices heard rather than shut down state government,” she said at a news conference.

Even if they vote no the legislation passes

Several Republican lawmakers were present earlier Monday as a legislative panel rejected a proposed GOP amendment to put the climate issue on the ballot in November. Instead, the Joint Ways and Means Committee approved the bill, sending it to the Senate floor fora vote.

The bill itself is all about cap and trade, instituting all sorts of taxes and fees and such, which will all just be passed down from the companies hit to the consumers. If you hit the fossil fuels companies, the cost of gas and oil go up, which means everything goes up, including food, clothes, housing, you name it.

Why don’t the Democrats want the citizens to vote on this directly? They usually love putting measures on the ballot.

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8 Responses to “Oregon Republicans Walk Out On Passing Carbon Tax, Want Voters To Vote On It Directly”

  1. alanstorm says:

    “If they don’t like a bill, then they need to show up and change it or show up and vote no. They should make their voices heard rather than shut down state government,” she said at a news conference.”

    Several Republican lawmakers were present earlier Monday as a legislative panel rejected a proposed GOP amendment to put the climate issue on the ballot in November. Instead, the Joint Ways and Means Committee approved the bill, sending it to the Senate floor for a vote.”

    Hard to make their voices heard when no one listens, Guv.

  2. Chumpchange says:

    Western Oregon is floating petitions to leave Oregon and join Idaho as the 51st state called Greater Idaho.

    I predict Disease X will force the cancellation of the election in November and might well suspend the primary season. DEMOCRATS will ask for the postponement.

    Why?

    Democrats lose in an election in which the turnout is low. Why would it be so low? No one wants to die to vote and in URBAN areas where you are standing in line for hours to vote with potentially SICK people, it would be suicide to vote.

    Well, we will vote online. That would swell if not for the fact the internet will probably be gone by the time NOVEMBER ROLLS around because no ones making coal, oil, gas to RUN IT and no one’s going to work to run the infrastructure.

    King Trump? Trust me, Democrats, the least of your worries is who is president by the time November gets here.

    • Chumpchange says:

      Actually, my mind was dyslexic there for a moment. It is easter Oregon floating the petitions to join Idaho. Oregon is to my west hence the senior moment. It is eastern Oregon who wants to form the new 51st state and leave the state-controlled by one city. Portland. Just as Washington state is run by one city. Seattle. Or California is run by San Diego, LA, and San Fran along with the coastline between the three big cities while the entirety of the rest of the state is basically conservative. Remember not too long ago California was a deep RED STATE.

    • Chumpchange says:

      Coronavirus fits criteria for ‘Disease X,’ WHO expert says

      I am glad they finally listened to me and those like me and stopped blowing smoke up everyone’s ass to save the economy and more particularly China.

  3. John says:

    Teach
    You never seem to actually give any numbers as to what the costs of going carbon neutral are
    The current cost is about 8$ per ton of CO2 which would add about 100$ extra tax
    This would further be reduced by the savings of using clean power over dirty coal
    This is deception by omission
    Oregon gets most of its electricity from renewables which also makes it cheap at 9 cents per kWh

    • formwiz says:

      Care to provide sources, or is this just more numbers?

      • Kye says:

        It’s just more numbers he pulls out of his and other climate cultists asses, formwiz. Sanders said it will cost 45 Trillion, AOC says about 4T, then 15t, then something else. Most estimates are between 40 and 100t over ten years. IOW, they’re all over the place and have no idea. They refuse to consider unintended consequences nor do they even attempt to put a price tag on Lost Freedom for individuals, businesses and Humanity as a whole. That cost doesn’t count to tyrants or cultists.

        Trump 2020 Then let’s toss out the cultists. Send’em to Cuba.

    • alanstorm says:

      “This would further be reduced by the savings of using clean power over dirty coal
      This is deception by omission”

      No, THAT is called “deception by wishful thinking”. Care to enumerate the exact manner in which this will work?

      “Oregon gets most of its electricity from renewables which also makes it cheap at 9 cents per kWh”

      Yeas, from hydroelectric, which greenies also hate.

      Try again, AFTER engaging the brain.

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