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FACTS: WHY VOTE AGAINST CAP & TRADE (HR2454)

Posted by FactReal on June 26, 2009

LATEST: The bill passed the House, but the fight is not over…. NEXT STEP: Senate to vote…start calling your Senators with FACTS TO OPPOSE

HOUSE’S BILL INFO: HR2454, related H.R. 2998 THE AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT OF 2009
OFFICIAL TITLE: (Trojan Horse) To create clean energy jobs, achieve energy independence, reduce global warming pollution & transition to a clean energy economy SPONSORS: Rep. Henry Waxman, Rep. Edward J.Markey
FINAL VOTE: Passed 219-212, ROLL CALL: Traitors who voted ‘YES':
 
● 211 DEMOCRATS
8 REPUBLICANS:
Mary Bono Mack (CA): 202-225-5330, Michael N. Castle (DE): 202-225-4165,

Mark Kirk (IL): 202-225-4835, Leonard Lance (NJ): 202-225-5361,
Frank LoBiondo (NJ): 202-225-6572, John McHugh (NY): 202-225-4611,
David Reichart (WA): 202-225-7761, Chris Smith (NJ): 202-225-3765

● 3 COWARDS who did not have enough cojones to vote:
Jeff Flake (R-AZ): 202-225-2635, John Sullivan (R-OK): 202-225-2211,

Alcee Hastings (D-FL): 202-225-1313
Global Warming GOP traitors voted for Cap and Trade (Cap & Tax)
GOP turncoats
CONTACT INFO: Call Congress, legislator contact info, Representatives by State, here, Elected Officials, House Directory
VOTE CHRONOLOGY: Liveblogging, On the House Floor on 6/26/2009, Pre-vote count, 300 pages added to ‘Climate Bill’ at 3:09AM
 
REASONS TO OPPOSE CAP & TRADE:
IT WILL BE THE LARGEST TAXATION IN U.S. HISTORY (WSJ, Gateway)

IT WILL RAISE ENERGY TAX & THUS RAISE ALL PRICES
-It is an energy tax in disguise that by 2035 will raise: (Heritage, CBO)
-Electricity prices by 90 percent
-Gasoline prices by 58 percent
-Home heating oil by 56 percent
-Natural gas prices by 55 percent

OBAMA SAID:
“CAP & TRADE WILL CAUSE
ELECTRICITY RATES TO SKYROCKET !!”

-Energy is at the center of our economy, everybody needs it.
So, raising energy costs will raise prices across the board
-High energy prices will hit American industry & American consumers
-Raising prices will hurt senior citizens, the poor, and the unemployed the worst
-It will make you choose among energy, groceries, clothing, etc.
-It will cost American families nearly $3,000 a year (bet you this will be more)
-It’s in effect a hidden regressive tax
-The poor are hit hardest with what is in effect a hidden regressive tax
-Leaves taxpayers at the whim of government to redistribute income rather than letting taxpayer keep their hard earned dollars
 
IT DOESN’T HELP THE ENVIRONMENT:
-The maximum drop to the earth’s temperature might be no more than 0.07 degrees Celsius by the year 2050. 
-This decrease is so negligible that we cannot even estimate the absolute mean surface temperature of the earth within 0.07. 
-It provides incentives to emit MORE carbon, not less.  It will turn carbon emissions into commodities that can be bought & sold
-In Europe carbon emissions have gone up despite the EU’s cap and trade of 2005.
-EPA doesn’t want you to see this report

IT DOESN’T WORK WHERE IT HAS BEEN TRIED:  
-EU’s carbon emission levels have risen despite their 2005 cap and trade system 
-12 of the 15 EU nations participating in the 1997 Kyoto Protocol (greenhouse gas reduction) failed to meet their reduction targets
-EU emissions rose 2.1 % between 2000 – 2004.  But the U.S. only 1.3% without cap & trade system
-EU is moving away this regulations because the taxing did nothing for the environment
-Australia efforts are failing as well

IT WILL COST AMERICANS JOBS: 
-The energy costs will rise, so U.S. businesses will: 
(1) produce less (which hurts jobs as companies would have to compensate for a drop in production), or
(2) buy carbon allowances to keep production up (threaten jobs as companies would have to devote more internal resources to allowances)
-About 1.2 million to 2.3 million jobs would be lost under a cap and trade scheme
-It will outsource manufacturing jobs and hurt free trade (other countries like Mexico do not have cap & trade regulations)
-It failed in Spain: It costed 2.2 regular job for every “green job” created with government money in Spain over the last eight years. 1 in 10 of the newly created green jobs became a permanent job.

IT THREATENS TO PUT THE U.S. AT A COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES:
-Though the E.U. and the United States may be buying into cap and trade, China and India and Mexico (countries without cap and trade) are more than willing to pick up the U.S. slack and bolster their already robust manufacturing sectors.

IT PREVENTS MARKET FORCES FROM WORKING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: 
-Major energy companies such as ExxonMobil and Shell have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in technologies that capture and store carbon as well as lower carbon alternative energy sources.  A cap and trade system however, sets up perverse incentives that will distract these and other companies from market-based solutions to curb carbon output.  Resources instead will be funneled to the artificial market for carbon allowances that cap and trade sets up.
-What will happen next if cap-and-tax passes?

IT OPENS THE DOOR TO MASSIVE FRAUD & CORRUPTION:
-Britain’s biggest polluting companies are abusing a European emissions trading scheme (ETS) designed to tackle global warming by cashing in their carbon credits in order to bolster ailing balance sheets.” 
-Enron’s support for a cap and trade scheme that would allow them to dominate this new, made-up market for carbon.

IT THREATENS TO BUST THE FEDERAL BUDGET: 
-It adds undue pressure on our fragile budget & sink us deeper into recession (remember the failed “stimulus” and “bailouts”?)
-Government will also be affected with the same challenges of higher energy costs that consumers do (CBO)
-The fall in production would lead to a loss of federal government tax revenues.

IT WILL GIVE GOVERNMENT MORE POWER TO CONTROL OUR LIVES
-It will impose 397 new federal regulations and 1060 new mandates. (Ht: Graph)
-Government will control who will get the carbon credits

IT IS BASED ON THE HOAX OF MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING:
-Global Warming: 31,000 Scientists Reject It
-Global Warming Is Less Than 1%
-The Comprehensive Link List Disproving Man-Made Global Warming
-CO2 is not a pollutant, we exhale it!!!!

Obama Global Warming/ Climate Change/ Cap & Trade - not all green is good/ snake

THE GREEN REVOLUTION -Not all green is good for you

IT SETS A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT:
-Extremist environmentalists believe such proposals don’t go far enough and are willing only to endorse them as “a good first step.”
-They will force for more draconian regulations in the future. Once you open the door….

EPA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW:
CEI reports:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suppressed an internal study critical on their climate science.
Internal EPA emails “indicate that the report was kept under wraps and its author silenced because of pressure to support the Administration’s agenda of regulating carbon dioxide. 

The report finds that EPA, by adopting the United Nations’ 2007 “Fourth Assessment” report, is relying on outdated research and is ignoring major new developments. Those developments include a continued decline in global temperatures, a new consensus that future hurricanes will not be more frequent or intense, and new findings that water vapor will moderate, rather than exacerbate, temperature. 

New data also indicate that ocean cycles are probably the most important single factor in explaining temperature fluctuations, though solar cycles may play a role as well, and that reliable satellite data undercut the likelihood of endangerment from greenhouse gases. All of this demonstrates EPA should independently analyze the science, rather than just adopt the conclusions of outside organizations.” 

- Video: EPA dissenter Alan Carlin speaks
The climate change e-mails EPA doesn’t want you to see
EPA plays hide and seek; suppressed report revealed
Cap-and-tax job loss chart of the day; Plus: A Senate reading assignment

 

SOURCES:
Nationwide protest against socialized medicine & cap-and-tax
Why Cap & Trade is wrong
Reasons to oppose Cap & Trade
The Cap and Tax Fiction
Melt the phones: Cap-and-tax target list
Energy tax
Waxman-Markey an Energy Tax That Doesn’t Work
Cap and Trade = Predatory Taxation
Cap and trade vote today
It’s Cap & Trade Friday– The BIGGEST LIBERAL TAX In US History
Who Pays for Cap and Trade?

3 Responses to “FACTS: WHY VOTE AGAINST CAP & TRADE (HR2454)”

  1. Deb said

    Why would anyone in their right mind allow this to pass. Where is my Senators Saxby & Chambliss and Representative Bishop? Vote against this or I vote and campaign against anyone that votes for this!

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  3. Ann said

    Stop cap and trade. Help the American unemployed.

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