With nearly one in eight adults in the Golden State out of work, our junior Senator, instead of trying to reduce the burdens on California companies which create jobs seeks to increase them. Yup, that’s right, ever loyal to her liberal basis and its “climate-change” doomsaying, Mrs. Boxer together with her Massachusetts colleague, John Kerry, “unveiled their cap-and-trade bill energy tax bill today“:
In spite of their claim that this bill will create jobs, portions of the bill suggest the Senators understand that their legislation will be costly for Americans. This is why the bill contains subsidies for people who lose their jobs as a result of the bill’s provisions. . . .
Unlike the Waxman-Markey bill, the Boxer-Kerry permits EPA to move forward with regulations.
Increased regulation will hardly lead to a more favorable business climate. Yet, with the state she represents shedding jobs, Mrs. Boxer puts forward a bill which anticipates further job losses.
With a state in a crisis, Mrs. Boxer would rather accede to the cries of left-wing environmentalists than put forward policies to create jobs in her jurisdiction.
(H/t Michelle Malkin who has more.)