Skip to comments.Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)
Posted on 06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT by flattorney
ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting a range of companies, including algae-based biofuel producers and major petroleum refiners. But House Republicans have attacked what they call "cap and tax" legislation, saying it would sharply raise energy costs for American consumers and ship jobs overseas. The National Republican Congressional Committee tried to tap opposition in a fundraising letter that called cap-and-trade legislation "nothing more than a tax which starts accruing the moment you flip on your light switch."
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On Friday, The American Clean Energy & Security Act (Waxman-Markey) is coming up for a House vote. Gores job was to rally the foot soldiers and enlist their help in passing the legislation, which he acknowledged could come down to a narrow margin. This bill isnt the last word, but it needs to be the first word, Gore said firmly. Its important to send a signal around the world that the U.S. is serious about climate change. Now is the time -- before world leaders gather in Copenhagen this December to begin to solve the climate crisis.
At home, the Waxman-Markey bill will boost the economy and create jobs in every state, said the former vice president and Nobel laureate. This bill and the stimulus package are the foundation for creating 1.7 million new jobs in the U.S. and improving opportunities for low-income families, he said, besides achieving reductions in greenhouse gases the scientists say are necessary. Although the opposition has been distributing misinformation about what the bill would cost, Gore said the Congressional Budge Office has determined the cost would be the same as a postage stamp a day for the average household.
Hailing the bill as one of the most important pieces of legislation ever introduced to Congress, he has said it carries the moral equivalence of the civil rights legislation of the 1960s and the Marshall Plan of the late 1940s. By re-powering America with a transition to a clean energy economy and ending our dangerous over-reliance on carbon-based fuels, which is the common thread running through all three of these crises, this bill will simultaneously address the climate crisis, the economic crisis and the national security threats that stem from our dependence on foreign oil, Gore had told the subcommittee on energy and environment in April.
Tonight his message was one of urgency as he implored activists to stay on the phone line and record a message for their representatives.
Algore burning the midnight oil while running the figures of how much he's going to make with his Cap'n Tax scheme.
what follows is my letter to my Congress Critter, Lee Terry, NE...
The Waxman Markey Bill, set for a Friday Vote is lunacy.
Since mz Pelosi thinks it can be passed THIS WEEK; may I suggest a was to cripple or kill it? ...Get a number of your Republican colleges to publicly, Very Publicly, state that You and
they would be willing to support this Bill, as a valid experiment, with only 2 SIMPLE Amendments. Amendments based on the concept of “Leading by Example”.
#1.ALL Elected members of the Federal Government, current and Retired shall live under ALL the mandatory reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions in this Bill. Failure to do so, will be fined/punished at the maximum rates for any others covered by This Bill. Cases/charges filed against those of the Elected Class SHALL always move to the front of the Docket in the appropriate Court.
#2. The District of Columbia SHALL achieve it’s Goals BEFORE any other locality is investigated or fined. “Locality” shall include A State, City, Town, County, S.I.D or any other government entity.
Offer Pelosi and the rest of the Privilege-chasing Elitist Left the chance to “Lead by Example”; they will FOLD!
I know, you have only Days to do it. But THIS is Important.
Public Servant shall be PUBLIC MASTER.
Do as I say, not as I Do.
Obey, without Question....That isn’t my America!
This is a secret, after hours democratic attempt at phase I Cap-n-Tax. Call all your congress critters now. Call your friends...call your mom...call your friend’s mom...Make some noise or open your wallet really wide and suck in the ways of European socialist control.
TAKE ACTION Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
Tool free capital switchboard number are below.
List of all congressmen here and their individual phone numbers
PLEASE PASS THIS INFORMATION TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
Time to Burn up the phone lines folks!
Congressman socialist fascist commie pig Waxman is butt ass ugly and needs to stop chasing after parked cars!!!
1200 pages of NON-READ political power, favoritism for the favored, and hidden taxes for those not in favor.
So here’s Pelosy trying to ram-rod through another 1200 pagee bill that no-one, absolutely no-one, will havee had the opportunity to read, comprehand, analyse nor understand.
Lunacy - absolute lunacy!
The preverts in San Francisco can stop this bitch from ruining what’s left of America, in their 2010 vote
When will America wake up from this national nightmare?
Bump for morning activity
bump - Calls on Wed!
PASS THE WORD!
Place the calls!
Thanks for the info.
I wonder if the entire health care ‘debate’ is just misdirection to draw attention away from this monstrosity.
If the people really knew about this environmentalist wacko cap and tax bill, they would be raising hell in the streets given the poor state of the economy. Congress is going to be voting on it in a couple of days. The health care destruction bill is months away.
So heres Pelosy trying to ram-rod through another 1200 pagee bill that no-one, absolutely no-one, will havee had the opportunity to read, comprehand, analyse nor understand.
Don’t blame her. We know what she is. Blame the people we elected to represent us. The voted on the Porkulus without reading it. As far as I am concerned that is criminal. If they all walked out in protest I guarantee you it would have a huge impact! Maybe good, maybe not, but nothing else is working. They are just letting a handful of people take all of our rights away and destroy this country. It’s going to be up to the people to step up to the plate or accept living in an America you won’t even recognize.
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