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Nike, Starbucks and Other Team Up With the Left to Sell Cap-and-Trade – FOXNews

October 18, 2009


The fine print disclosures about We Can Lead, reveal that two left-wing advocacy groups – Apollo Alliance and CERES – are behind the corporate effort.

Tom Borelli    –  – October 15, 2009

Nike, Starbucks and Other Team Up With the Left to Sell Cap-and-Trade

Every day we have an opportunity to vote with our wallets by letting companies know there is a price to pay for colluding with those who oppose our values.

Yes We Can!” the slogan used by then-Senator Obama during last year’s presidential campaign – is now being used by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) to launch a last ditch effort to jumpstart cap-and-trade legislation in the Senate.

Graham and Kerry’s commentary, “Yes We Can (Pass Climate Change Legislation)” published in the New York Times last weekend outlines elements of a bipartisan legislative framework on cap-and-trade.

The commentary follows the launch of “We Can Lead” — a campaign to promote climate change legislation by a coalition of big business, environmental, labor and left-wing special interest groups.

This high-profile corporate support of Obama’s energy policy exposes a long-simmering development in public policy: the progressive takeover of the boardroom.

nike-logoThe unification of big business with liberal activist groups on important public policy issues poses a significant threat to liberty and limited government. As we are observing, the collective power of these groups is big enough to fashion a bipartisan compromise on climate change even during a raging national debate over health care.

We Can Lead, a broad-based corporation coalition of energy, technology and other companies, including Duke Energy, Hewlett Packard and Starbucks, is mounting a high-profile campaign to promote cap-and-trade legislation. Coalition members have paid for ads in newspapers, including an open letter to President Obama and Congress urging action on cap-and-trade legislation, stating, “We need you to swiftly enact comprehensive legislation to cut carbon pollution and create an economy-wide cap and trade program.”

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  1. carterthewriter permalink
    October 19, 2009 9:58 AM

    If there is any doubt about where the money is, it is quite abvious to most, it no longer is in this country. Our resouses have been sucked dry by fools.

  2. Richard Schulman permalink
    October 19, 2009 3:30 PM

    Don’t forget Apple — a leading supporter of cap-and-trade and the global warming hoax. It’s not a coincidence Al Gore is on Apple’s board. Boycott Macs and iPhones!

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