It is striking that his speech, at least the part reported in the Gazette, could easily have been given by a democrat.
McCain endorsed the myth of global warming.
"I believe there's scientific evidence that drastic things are happening to our planet," McCain said. "If I'm wrong and we move ahead with green technology, the only downside is leaving a cleaner world for our children."Carbon Dioxide is a natural substance, not a pollutant. Reducing it won't make the world any cleaner. Can McCain seriously believe that there's no downside to what he's proposing? There are no costs, no trade-offs, only benefits? The Club for Growth reports that the McCain-Lieberman global warming bill would cost America $76 billion per year. This would cost America many jobs and accelerate outsourcing to China and India. Alternative energy is basically a myth, in that it is not a significant source of energy.
A much worse option is doing nothing and hoping that climate change is a myth, McCain said.
He said lessening dependency on foreign oil is another reason to expand alternative energy sources.
Then there's this line.
"I'm convinced the best, most productive workers this world are in Michigan," McCain said.How will McCain break the news to the other 49 states?
Michigan's workers don't seem as thrilled with McCain. He was booed by union members when he spoke to the AFL-CIO. McCain said that America should import millions of foreigners to do jobs that Americans won't do, because they aren't tough enough.
So McCain would increase regulation, import foreign workers, and encourage outsourcing. Just what Michigan needs!