Skip to comments.Email from my Representative - Emmanuel Cleaver, tried and true Socialist.
Posted on 07/07/2009 7:39:06 PM PDT by MissouriConservative
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R.2454 The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009.I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
As you may know, this legislation is designed to reduce carbon emissions by 17% by 2020, achieve energy independence, reduce pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy. A primary concern with H.R. 2454 is that it would result in a significant tax increase on the electrical and energy bills of American families. I assure you that I have worked tirelessly with members of Congress to protect consumers from rising energy costs. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this legislation reducing carbon emissions will cost Americans less than 30 cents per day. By the year 2020, energy bills will, in fact, cost the average American family lessthan they would withoutthe legislation's efficiency provisions. The program does this by freely distributing a portion of allowances in the cap and trade market to utilities, natural gas distributers and refiners to ensure that their rates to American families do not increase.
The American Clean Energy and Security Act takes significant steps to protect some of the poorest American families. Provisions are included to protect the bottom two quintiles of households from any energy cost increases, including distributing 15 percent of the allowances in the cap and trade market back to American families through direct payments and tax credits. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that these provisions will fully protect the bottom quintile of families and part of the next quintile from any direct or indirect energy price increases.
Concerns have also been raised as to whether H.R. 2454 will contribute to our nation's deficit. This legislation is estimated to raise over $846 billion of revenue over the next ten years and will ultimately result in a $24 billion dollar federal surplus. Congress has worked with oil companies, labor unions, major manufactures and environmentalists groups on this bill to ensure that any legislation passed will be in the best interest of Americans, our environment, and our nation's recovering economy.
An important aspect of this bill is its investment in America's clean energy sector and pathways to careers for Americans. Almost $1 billion in funding for job training programs is provided in the bill, and it ensures local access to quality jobs in green construction. Millions of dollars are invested in energy efficiency and renewable energy, advanced technology vehicles, and basic research and development. This particular provision was very important to me, and I was proud to fight for the inclusion of these job training provisions because they not only provide needed jobs for American workers but pathways to life-long careers.
While H.R. 2454 is not perfect, it is a monumental step in our nation's fight against climate change. The evidence in support of global warming is overwhelming and we simply cannot afford to continue delaying the consequences for future generations. As a member of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, I was proud to support this bill. It will set us on the path to energy independence, create jobs for millions of Americans, and provide a cleaner and safer environment.
The American Clean Energy and Security Act passed in the House of Representatives on Friday, June 26, 2009 with a vote of 219-212. The legislation must now be passed in the Senate before becoming law.
Again, thank you for sharing your views with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I may be of further assistance. Also, I encourage you to visit my website at http://www.house.gov/cleaver, where you can sign up for my electronic newsletter and receive updates on my latest activities as your Representative.
Emanuel Cleaver, II
Member of Congress
“Concerns have also been raised as to whether H.R. 2454 will contribute to our nation’s deficit. This legislation is estimated to raise over $846 billion of revenue over the next ten years and will ultimately result in a $24 billion dollar federal surplus.”
This moron can’t really believe this can he? Are the dems that deluded?
That’s the problem - they always believe their own propaganda.
Write him back and tell him to stop exhaling.
He's a dammed fool. That legislation will do NONE of this. Any reductions in carbon/pollution here will be multiplied overseas where they have little or no laws governing such things. Developing nations WILL NOT go along with this idiocy, will do nothing but weaken us by transferring what remains of our industry to those countries.
"Cap and Trade" amounts to legislative Treason, given how reckless and harmful to our country it is.
Letssee' where does that $ come from. That's not a tax or a rise in energy prices is it?
Yes, he is a d@mned fool. He’s keeping as close to Pelosi as possible. Unfortunately my district is ultra liberal and heavy union. Once they get in, the only way they get out is to run for another office.
He’s as phony as a 3 dollar bill. He KNOWS that it will raise taxes but is trying to hide that fact. Unfortunately for him, I know demspeak.
You known, the tyrants Lenin and Stalin had a brilliant understanding of future generations of Americans.
It’s rather scary. It’s almost like they could foresee the future and planned accordingly.
The dems aren’t deluded. They are, however, convinced that the American people are ignorant, second class citizens who need to be ‘governed’ by the elitist LibTards in the Congress.
It’s time to take back the country. A good start would be to replace ALL the incumbents in the next election cycle, and the next two after that.
Rev Cleaver never read the bill. You can bet he never read the draft of the form letter that he sent you and nor did my congressman Dennis Moore. Missouri and Kansas has officials in Washington that need to be sent back home.
I remember when the lines were redrawn for the KC City Council and Cleaver was running in the district that included my home.
My parents and I would laff our tails off at his campaign literature. Big ol smile and Afro. No accomplishments, of course. Yeah, he’s gonna represent us alright.
“Missouri and Kansas has officials in Washington that need to be sent back home.”
Amen to that. Rev. Cleaver needs to come back home to be a reverend only...he needs to be unemployed from politics.
All I know is that he sucked as a Mayor. Two terms, accomplished nothing but spending the city into oblivion. His shining moment? Spending 160 thousand dollars for a saxophone.
Cleaver once stated with a straight face that “a certain level of corruption is needed in government.”
Well, he was certainly corrupt as mayor of KC. He was the reason that I decided that I would never live in KCMO proper, nor work there, and I do my best to avoid spending money there as well. The thought of paying taxes to the city that he ran at the time was abhorrent to me.
Unfortunately, he’s my representative, and he’ll hold that seat just as long as he wants it...
Please... It was a toy saxophone. Again, that led to my decision to avoid ever paying taxes to KCMO again. Mark
Who: Any patriot opposed to the socialization and nationalization of health care
What: Protest rally at Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's Kansas City office
When: July 17th, 4PM
Where: Emanuel Cleaver's office: 101 W. 31st Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
for more info: http://www.moteaparty.com/
There is a Tea Party in Kearney that same day so I may come down and hit both events.
I work down by there. I don’t get off until 4:30, so I might be late.
“According to the Congressional Budget Office, this legislation reducing carbon emissions will cost Americans less than 30 cents per day.”
The CBO has NEVER, EVER in its entire history, got a cost or revenue figure right!
So we will trade energy independence (yea, right)for dependency for foreign carbon credits.
At least when we transfer wealth for oil, we got a product we could use.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this legislation reducing carbon emissions will cost Americans less than 30 cents per day.
“The CBO has NEVER, EVER in its entire history, got a cost or revenue figure right!”
The real numbers work out to more like $57 to $73 per week, between $8 and $10 a day..right out of our pockets. Now this is just the stealing part of the bill. Other parts get downright scary.
Or as my uncle used to say, “smelling their own farts”
Send spending through the roof to buy votes from the parasites.
Raise taxes to cover spending.
Kill the economy, tax revenue falls.
Raise taxes some more, economy falls further.
Repeat as necessary.
But if you disagree with him you are a racist according to his constituents. When will anyone get tired of hearing about race?
Let us face reality: Our beloved country is ruled by a group of LIEberal/Socialist/Marxist Bastards who are determined to destroy the FRee enterprise system and our Republican form of government.
We are being enslaved!
Our personal and collective FReedoms are at risk!
The question all of us need to answer, is “What are we going to do about it?”