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Monday, June 29, 2009

 
The Cap and Traitors

Michelle and Connie have the sames of the eight Republicans who voted for the cap and trade bill. All from blue states, three from New Jersey.

I say we put New Jersey on eBay.

Here in its entirety is the 309-page amendment that was inserted at 3:00 AM. Think anyone had time to read it?

Greenpeace thinks the bill is too weak.

James Inhofe thinks the bill is dead in the Senate. But don't take his prognostication for granted. Fight! Call your Senators!

Before you make any calls, educate yourselves about the bill. Start with Heritage scholar Ben Lieberman's Congressional testimony. This was delivered before the 309-page amendment, so this portion might not be entiurely correct:

The only entities directly regulated by Waxman-Markey would be the electric utilities, oil refiners, natural gas producers, and some manufacturers that produce energy on site.

On his show today, Rush Limbaugh said that cap-and-trade would directly regulate home sales. Anyone selling a house would be required to get an EPA inspection; certain "green" renovations such as replacing older heat-leaky windows with the better-insulating kind would be required before sale. One gets the impression that the law would make it nearly impossible to sell fixer-upper houses anymore. I need some documentation on this to get a better picture. Limbaugh hasn't mentioned this exhange on his website yet (the broadcast day just ended a little over an hour ago); I'll check back later to see if he mentions this segment and documents his source.

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