"the largest tax increase in American history."
The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 proposes a complicated series of schemes known as "cap and trade," ultimately imposing taxes on the carbon-dioxide emissions that are cited as a major factor in global warming. Even before the 1,200-page legislation was made available to Congress, the members of the House of Representatives received a letter from two leading representatives of the American Church, giving their strong endorsement for the bill. Catholic Culture
Pope Benedict XVI voiced his views on global warming in January of this year. He foresaw the waves of people panicking and tried to stop the mass hysteria. the Pope wanted to prevent legislation such as the Waxman-Markey Bill that employs scare tactics to hurt families.
Speaking to more than a billion Roman Catholics suggested that fears over
man-made emissions melting the ice caps and causing a wave of unprecedented
disasters were nothing more than scare-mongering. Daily Mail
It is upsetting that U.S. Bishops would support something that the Pope condemns and an added expense to families who are already struggling with the decline in the economy.