OK. Now this I don’t believe. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a vote for the “cap and trade” energy legislation for Friday 6-26 or Saturday 6-27. President Obama himself said that in his plan, “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” By some estimates, the average family will see their energy bills increase by $1241 per year, and will see numerous other negative effects.
Please don’t let this happen! Call or email your representative at once, and urge them to vote against this legislation! You can email them through this link or call the House switchboard at 202-224-3121, then tell anyone you can to do the same.
If you don’t believe me check out this video. (And don’t tell me you believe changing light bulbs will make up for the cost increase!)
Thursday’s Wall Street Journal said this legislation is “likely one of the largest tax increases in history.” Earlier this week, investor Warren Buffett (an Obama supporter) called it a “huge tax …and a fairly regressive tax.” For more information, Gary Bauer has compiled a list of links to explain exactly what “cap and trade” is:
- Professor Walter Williams asks why we are allowing green alarmists, with their track dismal record, to ruin our economy.
- The collapse of “Cap and trade” legislation in Australia. Why?
- Did Human Activity Cause Mars Warming?
- Earth was hotter long before Hummers and fossil fuels.
I wish we had more time to react, but the current leadership in D.C. is purposefully pushing things fast so the news doesn’t have time to spread. Act now!!
EDIT–OK, as of 23-Jul-09 the youtube link is bad. If I get a chance I’ll try to fix it . . .