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06-29-2009, 06:28 AM
Defeat the 'Cap and Trade' Energy Tax Bill in the Senate



Please Vote NO on H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey 'cap and trade' energy tax bill.

As President Obama said in 2008, “[U]nder my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” For a video of this statement go to http://tiny.cc/youtube711

There are several very important reasons why I 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 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,” in which they point out that the CBO study greatly underestimates the costs of cap and trade.

(3) The whole reason for existence of the expensive cap and trade scheme in H.R. 2454 is based on global warming theories. I don't believe the high cost of H.R. 2454 is justified by such unproven theories.

Please help preserve our freedom and prosperity by voting NO on the expensive cap and trade bill, H.R. 2454.