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
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
“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:
● IT WILL COST AMERICANS JOBS:
● IT THREATENS TO PUT THE U.S. AT A COMPETITIVE DISADVANTAGE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES:
● IT PREVENTS MARKET FORCES FROM WORKING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT:
● IT OPENS THE DOOR TO MASSIVE FRAUD & CORRUPTION:
● IT THREATENS TO BUST THE FEDERAL BUDGET:
● IT WILL GIVE GOVERNMENT MORE POWER TO CONTROL OUR LIVES
● IT IS BASED ON THE HOAX OF MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING:
● 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:
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
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