A prominent climate-change skeptic remains "very concerned"
about the possibility of the U.S. having a carbon
Marc Morano of Climate Depot says this is a serious
"I'm very concerned right now, because there [were] a lot of
advisors that were to Mitt Romney -- people like Arthur Laffer,
people like George Shultz -- and other … liberal Republicans who
have been touting the idea of a carbon tax," Morano reports. "On top of that,
Speaker [John] Boehner came out and said that they were going to be
looking at -- quote -- 'revenue neutral' -- unquote -- ideas for
The Climate Depot correspondent also notes publications like
The Washington Post and The New York
Times are pushing for a carbon tax in the wake of
President Obama's re-election. Former vice president and global
warming alarmist Al Gore has made similar calls.
Last week, during his first White House press conference in
eight months, President Obama said that he wanted to have a
"national conversation" about climate change. Morano finds that
"We are facing the prospect of a carbon tax being on the table
in any talk of tax reform, fiscal cliff negotiations," Morano
warns. "The GOP House is very unlikely to allow this any time soon,
but the problem is when you have Republican leadership, which looks
to be very weak at the moment, standing up to President Obama,
Meanwhile, Connie Hedegaard, the European Union's climate
commissioner, says she hopes President Obama's renewed
attention to global warming since the election will translate into
greater U.S. involvement in U.N. climate talks.
Hospitals are expected to cut some 93,000 jobs in 2013 in
anticipation of ObamaCare. A former presidential candidate and
conservative advocate says America needs to prepare for major
changes in the medical industry.