If you listen to Repubs, it will. They pick some obtuese figure to use and scare the public into submission.
Recently Gov. Barbour made this observation:
“Instead of a policy of more American energy, the proposed Obama policy is to establish a cap and trade tax, increase taxes on oil and gas companies by $81 billion and create a requirement that a certain percentage of electricity be generated with renewable fuels … a so called renewable portfolio standard,” Barbour said. “These policies have in common that they would all inevitably and substantially increase the cost of energy to the American families and American businesses, especially manufacturing.”
This should not effect manufacturing in the state….why?….they are given a free ride at every turn….so Barbour BS concerning industry is just so much crap. Barbour is just repeating the playbook and daily talking pointys issued for Repubs to use in their count-offensive against “clean air”.
The Barbours have been champions of eliminating litter in Mississippi…good idea…but some how clean air means NOTHING to them. Eliminating litter would involve getting free labor out of the the residents…..eliminating air pollution would require the govs donor base having to do the work…something we cannot have (that is sarcasm, in case you missed it).