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I am focusing on the Republicans that voted for this tax bill. Yes, it’s a tax bill. Mark my words. If it gets passed it will increase our energy costs. Let’s not forget it will kill jobs. Trust me. It will. Do your homework. Spain tried it and it failed.
Anyway, The Dems don’t surprise me for voting for a bill that will screw their constituents but make them very wealthy because they are invested in this crap.
The Republicans I had some hope for. But here you go. Here’s 8 that stink and because of them this crap passed. Thank God for Tom Price. My Rep. voted NO.
If any of these clowns represent you, I sure hope you let them know that their job is on the line.
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Call them and tell them what you think.
Bono Mack (CA) (202) 225-5330
Castle (DE) (202) 225-4165
Kirk (IL) (202) 225-4385
Lance (NJ) (202) 225-5361
LoBiondo (NJ) (202) 225-6572
McHugh (NY) (202) 225-4611
Reichert (WA) (202) 225-7761
Smith (NJ) (202) 225-3765
Call your Senators NOW! This cannot pass the Senate.
What will happen if this is passed?
Testimony before the Senate Republican Conference
June 22, 2009
. . .It is clear that cap-and-trade is very expensive and amounts to nothing more than an energy tax in disguise. After all, when you sweep aside all the complexities of how cap and trade operates--and make no mistake, this is the most convoluted attempt at economic central planning this nation has ever attempted--the bottom line is that cap and trade works by raising the cost of energy high enough so that individuals and businesses are forced to use less of it. Inflicting economic pain is what this is all about. That is how the ever-tightening emissions targets will be met.
The only entities directly regulated by Waxman-Markey would be the electric utilities, oil refiners, natural gas producers, and some manufacturers that produce energy on site. So, the good news for the rest of us--homeowners, car owners, small-business owners, farmers--is that we won't be directly regulated under this bill. The bad news is that nearly all the costs will get passed on to us anyway.
What are those costs? According to the analysis we conducted at The Heritage Foundation, which is attached to my written statement, the higher energy costs kick in as soon as the bill's provisions take effect in 2012. For a household of four, energy costs go up $436 that year, and they eventually reach $1,241 in 2035 and average $829 annually over that span. Electricity costs go up 90 percent by 2035, gasoline by 58 percent, and natural gas by 55 percent by 2035. The cumulative higher energy costs for a family of four by then will be nearly $20,000. . .