A Constitutional Question about Lieberman-Warner

Can we at least all agree that S. 3036, the Lieberman-Warner climate change bill, is all about raising revenues? (Specifically: Title IV, Auctions and Uses of Auction Proceeds.)

Well, then, the bill should not have been introduced in the Senate and it should not be debated there.

Unless the U.S. Constitution has no meaning.

U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

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