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06-25-2009, 08:01 AM
Reposting FrankRep's thread from the "Economics and Sound Money" subforum.

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Oppose Cap and Trade 'Tax' Increase Bill

Larry Greenley | John Birch Society (http://www.jbs.org/)
23 June 2009

“[u]nder my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” -- Barack Obama

An expensive new “tax” bill will be considered on the floor of the House as early as this Friday, June 26. This bill is known as the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009,” H.R. 2454, also known as the Waxman-Markey climate change bill.

Most Americans know this bill as a “cap-and-trade” bill for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming by creating a system of pollution permits that energy companies must buy before releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

There are several very important reasons for Americans to oppose this bill:

(1) At exactly the time when more and more Americans are realizing that our federal government is out of control, this bill would establish a whole new unconstitutional activity of the federal government and give it yet another regulatory tool for increasing the cost of doing business, which would necessarily translate into higher costs for consumers.

(2) This bill would lead to increased expenses for American households of thousands of dollars per year. A recent Congressional Budget Office report (http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/102xx/doc10262/hr2454.pdf) estimated that the cost per household would be as little as $175 per year. However, the Heritage Foundation has responded with “CBO Grossly Underestimates Costs of Cap and Trade (http://blog.heritage.org/2009/06/22/cbo-grossly-underestimates-costs-of-cap-and-trade/),” in which they point out that the CBO study assumes nearly 100% of the increased costs for businesses will be rebated to consumers by the federal government (when has this ever happened?) and omits consideration of negative impacts on the economy of thousands of dollars per household per year. Bottom line, don’t rely on the CBO report to be an accurate forecast of the additional costs you’ll be paying each year due to this cap and trade bill. For additional analysis of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, see "The Waxman-Markey Global Warming Bill: Is the Economic Pain Justified by the Environmental Gain? (http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/tst062309a.cfm)"

(3) The whole reason for existence of the expensive cap and trade scheme in H.R. 2454 is based on the global warming myth that man’s activities are producing significant temperature increases. Take a cold bath in reality by reading "A Cooling Trend Toward Global Warming (http://thenewamerican.com/index.php/tech-mainmenu-30/environment/942)."

We must not provide the federal government with new powers to regulate businesses that would lead to at least hundreds of dollars of new expenses per household each year and more likely to thousands of dollars of new expenses per year.

Take action now (http://www.votervoice.net/Core.aspx?AID=972&Screen=alert&IssueId=18587) and help preserve your freedom and prosperity by telling your representative in the U.S. House that you are strongly opposed to the cap and trade 'tax' increase bill, H.R. 2454!

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06-25-2009, 08:03 AM
Campaign for Liberty alert:

June 24, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Congress is trying to skyrocket your cost of living while putting another 1 million-plus Americans out of work. And they want to do it before the week is out.

You see, the “Cap-and-Trade” bill currently in the House is really nothing more than a thinly disguised energy tax that will hit every single American.

And now Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats are pushing this tax hike toward a vote that could come as soon as Friday.

That’s why we need to act now.

I have included the office number for your Representative, but first I want you to understand the disastrous consequences of this Cap-and-Tax Scheme.

By invasively manipulating an already over-regulated energy industry, this legislation seeks to fix an alleged problem that has recently been discredited by over 31,478 scientists -- including over 3,803 with specific expertise in atmospheric, earth, and environmental sciences.

All 31,478 of these scientists are trained to understand and evaluate the scientific data relevant to the human-caused global warming hypothesis -- and are speaking out against government “remedies.”

With this bill, Congress is once again just doing what it does best -- fleecing taxpayers to further an alarmist agenda.

You see, energy companies just pass the costs of these draconian regulations through to the consumer in the form of huge price increases.

As a result, you will pay higher gas prices, higher electric prices, and higher costs for goods.

Barack Obama has estimated the costs of this legislation to American taxpayers to be over 650 BILLION dollars over the next eight years, and that figure is no doubt just a fraction of the real cost.

But even that modest estimate amounts to hundreds of dollars a year in increased living expenses for every family -- and will more likely cost thousands a year.

And according to the Heritage Foundation, between 1.2 and 2.3 million jobs could be lost over the next ten-years due to the bill’s stifling regulations.

This current economic crisis is no time for Congress to consider both raising prices on hard-working Americans AND costing them jobs.

That’s why we must act now to send a message to Congress to reject this disastrous Cap-and-Tax Scheme.

The office number for (your Rep here). Call now and ask for the staff member that deals with Energy policy. Politely but firmly tell them that you are opposed to this costly government power grab.

Supporters of the legislation are of course trying to downplay the cost of this scheme to the American people.

But if the bill does not directly and massively increase energy costs to consumers, how would it possibly achieve its stated aims?

It is only through these massive cost increases -- mandated and enforced by the federal government -- that the dubious goal of reducing carbon emissions could possibly be reached. The only alternative to huge energy price increases would be massive, government-ordered power outages, leaving Americans literally in-the-dark like some war-torn Third World Country.

So please call (your Rep here) and speak out in opposition to this hidden tax.

You’ve shown what an impact grassroots action can make toward Auditing the Fed.

Let’s unleash that same R3volution in opposition to this Big Government Cap-and-Tax Scheme.

In Liberty,
John Tate

P.S. Congress is trying to skyrocket your cost of living with hidden “taxes” from the Cap-and-Trade Bill. Call your Representative, (your Rep here) and speak out in opposition of this hidden tax hike and expansion of Big Government.

06-25-2009, 11:58 AM
Barry's about to come on TV and try to bullshit this scheme into law.

Nancy is going to steamroll it through TOMORROW.

Please take a moment to call, fax, and email your Reps and tell them that we don't need any more taxes.

06-25-2009, 12:36 PM
Here's a pre-written fax you can send (which I swiped from another site). Don't be a dope -- make sure you edit the appropriate information before you send it.

Today's date

Your rep's name
street address
phone number
fax number

Rep. (insert name),

When NASA scientist James Hansen, who is considered the most ardent proponent of manmade global warming urges the defeat of the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade bill currently being rushed through Congress, it's time to take notice!

As he says, there is positively no cause-and-effect relationship established between rising carbon emissions and higher temperatures. In fact, the opposite is proving to be true!

How then can anyone seriously consider passing a crippling cap-and-trade bill that would saddle American families during difficult economic times?

I urge you to oppose the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill and instead focus on ways of protecting American families that are being crushed under the current tax and spend policies of President Obama's administration.

Thank you,

Your name
Your street address
You city/state/zip
your phone numberhttp://faxzero.com

06-25-2009, 12:40 PM

06-25-2009, 07:41 PM
I hope it doesn't pass...but if it does the thought of all the Obama sheeple having to pay higher taxes will ease the pain.

06-25-2009, 08:16 PM
Why aren't more people talking about this? This seems like it should be front and center right now.

06-25-2009, 08:28 PM
Peter Schiff discussing this scam bill on Glenn Beck:

http://tiny.cc/lMfku (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.h...04f50204809c04)

06-25-2009, 08:53 PM
Don't Let Congress Sneak Through a $2 Trillion Climate Tax!

Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) have devised legislation that would dramatically raise the prices you pay for the energy you need, like electricity and gasoline. By placing a cap on carbon dioxide output, their bill would force energy companies to pay through the nose for additional emissions permits. That means you would face higher bills for gasoline, utilities, and virtually every consumer product.

This plan would impose nearly $2 trillion in higher taxes on you and your family, while damaging the economy and putting more Americans out of work. If passed, this kind of legislation would be a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease.


I urge you to vote against the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation currently being jammed through the House. This bill would place the burden of a $2 trillion dollar indirect tax on consumers, while sending energy prices through the roof and putting millions of people out of work.

If passed, this would be a classic case of the cure being worse than the disease. It would devastate our already-shaky economy (especially for the poor) while doing little to address climate issues. Bringing our economy to a screeching halt is not the answer to perceived climate challenges.

Please, stand up for me and the millions of other Americans who would be harmed by Waxman-Markey and vote NO.

06-25-2009, 10:17 PM
Peter Schiff discussing this scam bill on Glenn Beck:

http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.h...04f50204809c04 (http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=011008&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=6294151&referralPlaylistId=f909db77f0ad31bbfd35cb7e6a04f50 204809c04)

Thank you, sluggo.

BTW, that link doesn't work.

06-25-2009, 10:25 PM
Try this:


06-26-2009, 05:43 AM
One last bump.

Today's the day, folks.

06-26-2009, 07:56 AM
My Rep's phone lines are getting melted.

He's just changed his vote from YES to NO.

C'mon, folks. This is more important than Michael Jackson or Mark Sanford's sex life.

06-26-2009, 09:56 AM
I checked with my congressman and he supports Cap and Trade and Universal Health Care. :(

06-26-2009, 11:01 AM
They are debating on it right now!!! Call, call, call..!!!

My rep, Marion Berry (Very big D) has stated that he will not vote for it after all the calls... Don't be lazy folks. Call, call, call...

07-09-2009, 05:22 AM
time to tell the senate

07-09-2009, 06:07 AM
This link works

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