Picture HT: Cheat Seeking Missles

I’ve not posted on the Cap and Trade bill that was just passed by the House yesterday 219 to 212.  Forty Democrats voted against this bill, and eight GOP turncoats (see above) voted for allowing this piece of crap bill to pass (unfortunately Congressman Leonard Boswell wasn’t one of them).  There are a number of problems with this bill, for starters the House voted on this thing without an official copy.  So we can call this the mystery bill.

Through a series of parliamentary inquiries, the Republicans learned that the 300-plus page managers’ amendment, added to the bill last night in the House Rules Committee, has not even been been integrated with the official copy of the 1,090-page bill at the House Clerk’s desk, let alone in any other location. The two documents are side-by-side at the desk as the clerk reads through the instructions in the 300 page document for altering the 1,090 page document.

So again, who actually read this thing?  I mean, read the bills we’re voting for?  Are you serious?  We need to know what is in these things before we vote on them?  Yes, I know a novel concept.

Let’s not read a bill that will effectively raise the cost of utilities on people.  Even Warren Buffet said this is a lousy bill.

HT: Mattr of Fact

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) says this is dead in the water when it hits the Senate.  Let’s hope so.  Just incase though you’ll want to contact your friendly neighborhood Senator.  For those of you who live in Iowa, Senator Chuck Grassley opposes it, but you never know about Senator Tom Harkin so here is his contact information:

Washington DC: (202)224-3254
Cedar Rapids: (319)365-4504
Davenport: (563)322-1338
Des Moines: (515)284-4574
Dubuque: (563)582-2130
Sioux City: (712)252-1550

Great epitaph for this bill – “Never have so few stolen so much from so many to achieve so little.”


  1. Are you kidding me? You like giving money to Islamic Extremists who are actively trying (and in Iraq/Afghanistan SUCCEEDING) to kill us? You'd rather hobble our children in a dying economy while China picks up the renewable energy economy mantle and sells to the rest of the world? You must look forward to your kids living in the 3rd world nation that used to be America.

  2. Tax increase in this economy will hurt us, and the poor will be the ones who suffer the most.

    I'm not against funding alternative energy sources, just not this way. Cut spending in other areas – stop passing bailout bills, etc.

    I'm assuming you are in favor of AGIA, and North Slope Development in Alaska as well? How about nuclear power? There is so much that we could be doing that gets roadblocked by a Democratic Congress and Adminstration. I say everything plus the kitchen sink.

    How is China going to export wind power by the way?

    Yeah this bill is so wonderful that you had bipartisan opposition.

  3. I called my congressman (Ed Royce-R) yesterday and told him “no.”

    While I hope the sentate shoots this thing down, my two senators are both democrats (Boxer and Feinstein) neither of which represent my values!

    However, I will be calling them both on Monday.

  4. Wind power is local, but new battery technology will drive the future, and that isn't going to come from America, at this rate. And yes, I fully support nuke power, as soon and as thoroughly possible. Europe is way ahead of us on this, and –frankly– it's embarrassing. But there has to be a stick with the carrot. At it's heart, the study of economics is the study of incentives. As long as Americans have easy access to cheap energy, they don't care who gets hurt in the meantime (including their own children). The “Greatest Generation” would be ashamed of us.

  5. The pinch that people are feeling right now Adam is very real, and the “Greatest Generation” have passed much on to us.

    But let's blame the Baby Boomers it's their fault anyway. Like I said, not against renewable energy, but I'm curious how much is privately funded and how much is the EU kicking in? Also, ask your average European how they feel about their tax burden.

    We could fund things like this without increasing taxes if we weren't so spending hungry in other areas.

    I for one can not afford an increase in utility costs.

  6. Shameful when the House of Reps is willing to one pass a bill that is not complete and it is not, they did not have time to read, and that more than 80% of the public is against. While i am not surprised I am sickened by their arrogence and lack of servant's hearts

  7. Steve, thanks. Absolutely I'll exchange links with you. Just so you know how my blogroll works – it's rotating so it won't be up every time the page is loaded, but it will be there.

  8. I love purchasing and reading newspapers. Since this bill concentrates on the FAKE ISSUE of Climate Change, you can see this bill being the climax of propaganda that the left leaning newspapers have been printing for the last 40 years. The newspapers are dying because of thier own propaganda.(recyeled paper, trees) They most certianly could make a come back if they had balanced reporting. They could make the online news stories very truncated. If Internet users wanted the FULL STORY they could donate the price of a single copy online. There are many ideas which newspapers could make a comback.

  9. So being a turncoat can be a good thing? LOL.. maybe those 8 turncoats are unifiers and not dividers while the 40 are dividers and not unifiers.. yuk.. yuk.

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