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Cap And Trade Must Be Defeated!

By Wyatt Earp | June 26, 2009

2ND UPDATE: It frakkin’ passed the House by 7 votes. And 8 scumbag, turncoat Republicans made it happen. Here are the names of the men and women who want to kill American businesses and take money from your families:

Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
Mike Castle (R-DE)
Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Leonard Lance (R-NJ)
Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
John McHugh (R-NY)
Dave Reichert (R-WA)
Chris Smith (R-NJ)

Four of them are in my area. As Ace said, “Not one dime. Not one vote.” Please remember this when these bastards are up for re-election. Please. There is a chance that this ridiculously irresponsible bill will die in the Senate, but if it doesn’t thank these morons.

The original post is below:

Henry WaxmanUnfortunately, I am almost positive that this taxation debacle – created by that jackass Henry Waxman (left) will pass through Congress with flying colors. The fact that those bastards in Washington are trying to railroad this through today is evidence that this legislation will screw us all.

If it passes, we are finished. It’s as simple as that. Taxes will go through the roof and small businesses will die. In short, as Bill Paxton said in Aliens: “Game over, man! Game over!”

And for what? Because Obama bought in to this global warming nonsense? This is not the HopeyChange I was waiting for.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put cap-and-trade legislation on a forced march through the House, and the bill may get a full vote as early as Friday. It looks as if the Democrats will have to destroy the discipline of economics to get it done.

Despite House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman’s many payoffs to Members, rural and Blue Dog Democrats remain wary of voting for a bill that will impose crushing costs on their home-district businesses and consumers. The leadership’s solution to this problem is to simply claim the bill defies the laws of economics.

But what does the Wall Street Journal know about economics? /snark

The hit to GDP is the real threat in this bill. The whole point of cap and trade is to hike the price of electricity and gas so that Americans will use less. These higher prices will show up not just in electricity bills or at the gas station but in every manufactured good, from food to cars. Consumers will cut back on spending, which in turn will cut back on production, which results in fewer jobs created or higher unemployment. Some companies will instead move their operations overseas, with the same result.

When the Heritage Foundation did its analysis of Waxman-Markey, it broadly compared the economy with and without the carbon tax. Under this more comprehensive scenario, it found Waxman-Markey would cost the economy $161 billion in 2020, which is $1,870 for a family of four. As the bill’s restrictions kick in, that number rises to $6,800 for a family of four by 2035.

You may want to reread that paragraph, in case your head exploded halfway through – like mine did.

Americans should know that those Members who vote for this climate bill are voting for what is likely to be the biggest tax in American history. Even Democrats can’t repeal that reality. (H/TThe Wall Street Journal)

Take a minute and read the entire article. It breaks everything down really well. And after you’re done reading that, e-mail your elected representatives in Washington. No matter what party they belong to, tell them that if they vote for this nonsense, they will never get your vote again.

UPDATE: I called my congresswoman, Allyson Schwarz and a member of her staff answered. She said that the office has been receiving calls all day, most of which want Schwarz to vote “No” on Cap and Tax.

I was told that Schwarz will be voting “Yes” anyway. So much for our elected representatives working for us, huh? If you live in Northeast Philadelphia or Montgomery Country, PLEASE call (202-225-6111) or e-mail Schwarz’s office immediately. It will only take a few minutes, but your voices will be heard.

As far as Schwarz, if she votes for this bill, she will never, ever receive my vote again. Yes, I am that fired up about this nonsense.

Topics: WTF? | 16 Comments »

16 Responses to “Cap And Trade Must Be Defeated!”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 8:19 am

    And it only gets worse for Pennsylvanians. At the end of 2009 or 2010 (depending on your energy supplier), the rate caps for electricity expire. We could/will be paying an additional 40-70% for electricity just from that.

    Time for some solar panels.

  2. Crankipants Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Called Brady’s office yesterday. Let’s hope!

  3. RT Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

  4. RT Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Representative contacted, but this is NJ…need I say more?

  5. MUD Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I can’t imagine a scenario worse than one that has put us in debt and is pushing for Cap and Trade and Nationalized Health care. Our economy has almost ground to a halt and not they are using silver bullets to try and kill it. If the money from Cap and Trade was applied to the carbon Dioxide problems only, I would think there is room for it. NO, it is purely a new tax that will cost us all next year. Companies don’t pay taxes, they pass them through to us. Congress doesn’t make us better, they tax us and spend the money on what they want. MUD

  6. joemama Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I’m sure Fattah will just vote yes without reading it. Worthless piece of gutter trash.

  7. Wes S. Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    You’d better e-mail any objections; you’re going to have a hard time getting through on the phones today. I tried for twenty minutes before finally reaching the Congressional switchboard and being put through to my congressrat’s office – that would be, for me, the (dis)Honorable Emanuel Cleaver II, D-MO) – where a harried teenage-sounding office girl kept telling me “Sir, I only work here. I’ll pass your message on to the Congressman, OK?”

    From what she told me, they’re getting a lot of calls of the “HELL NO!” variety…

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Randal – Time for some change in Washington. Every person who votes for this bill should be run out of office immediately. Every damned one. This bill helps no one – except maybe Al Gore – and hurts a lot of people.

    Crankipants – I called Schwarz’s office today. She doesn’t care what her constituents think. At least she’s honest about it.

    RT – Every call helps ratchet up the pressure. Every one.

    MUD – The Obama administration, Congress, and the Senate are bankrupting the American people with this bill. Trust me on this. I can’t afford an extra $3,000 in taxes a year.

    Joemama – From what I’ve seen on the news and the Internet, a lot of people voting for it haven’t read it. That. Is. A. Disgrace!

    Wes S. – Good. The more the better. I don’t get really fired up about legislation, but this bill will ruin us!

  9. Jim Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I e-mailed Schwartz but her Web site crashed on me. She’s an asshat anyway.

  10. Snigs Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    And it passed. Time to start contacting Senators it would seem.

  11. teqjack Says:
    June 26th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Here is the conundrum — the two surface records (GISTEMP and Hadley CRUT3) showed May of 2009 as the fifth hottest in over a century of readings. The two satellite records showed it as only the 16th hottest in 31 years of satellite records. It is hard to call something settled science when even a basic question like “was last month hotter or colder than average” can’t be answered with authority.
    Hey Gore!

  12. GroovyVic Says:
    June 27th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Final vote results found here:

  13. Lergnom Says:
    June 28th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Maybe they need to have a polite letter snail-mailed to each and every one of them, outlining the reasons why this abomination should not pass.
    And tucked in the envelope along with it, a blank recall petition with the recipient’s name at the top.

  14. Alan B Says:
    June 28th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    At the last minute they add another 300 pages to the Bill making it 1200 pages!

    NOBODY has a chance of reading it.


    This is total insanity! What has come over your once great Nation??

    I can see CHANGE but I can see no HOPE at the moment.

  15. Alan B Says:
    June 28th, 2009 at 6:45 pm


    I seem to remember the US Copnstitution started out with 4 pages. This seems to have served you pretty well.

    1200 pages – total nonsense. Throw them out!!

  16. bob (either orr) Says:
    June 28th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Wyatt, ask your Obama-lovin’ buddy what he thinks now.