This article shows how the deception of climategate is understood as OK because of the larger goals of saving the planet. The new budget carries that same spirit of the ends justifying the means as the Obama administration continues to back the goals of ending the negative effects of man-made global warming, true or not. The issue is that these people are not able to deal with this in an honest and transparent fashion. Here is a quote from the article:
So the first thing I checked in this year’s budget was how much revenue was expected from the cap-and-trade energy tax, to which the president reiterated his commitment in his State of the Union address last week. The surprising answer is the budget actually has, literally, a blank line for the cap-and-trade tax. A black box. A slush fund. A secret budget-within-the-budget. Talk about a lack of transparency.
Obama and Orszag have thrown transparency out the window and created a black box for taxes and spending on climate change hidden inside its 2011 budget. They are still proposing the biggest tax increase in U.S. history, but instead of lowballing the revenue estimate the way they did last year, they are concealing it entirely.
“You will know them by their fruits” and it makes one wonder just what spirit they are of.