The Darke County Chamber of Commerce today welcomed House minority leader John Boehner to the Greenville Country Club for the annual State of the Nation luncheon and legislative update. Boehner spoke at length about cap & trade, calling it “bizarre” among several other adjectives. Boehner said cap & trade would be devastating to all business, but especially agriculture. Boehner further described the current legislative proposals (cap & trade – and national healthcare) as a battle for our freedom.
On a local note, Boehner encouraged Darke Countians to keep asking questions about the co2 sequestration proposal, and that it was premature for funds to be allocated to an idea which hasn’t yet been proven safe or unsafe. These remarks were met with applause.