I finally got around to looking for Limbaugh's source on the bill's effects on home sales. In this article
Rush links blogger HockeyDino
, whose source is no less than House Republican Leader John Boehner, who has read more of the bill than most of his colleagues. The bill seeks to impose on the entire nation the stringent building codes of California - a state that (ahem) has a disproportionate share of foreclosures. Here's the portion that relates directly to home sellers:
Having a hard time selling your home? Here’s one more hurdle to jump: all homes sales are conditioned upon an energy audit and a new energy rating assessment and energy labeling program for your home that’s outlined in the Democrats’ bill. And if you thought you could improve your property with a fresh coat of paint and some granite counters? Think again! Now your home will be subjected to a new energy rating assessment and energy labeling program that will penalize you for older windows, original fixtures, and dated appliances. So the Democrats’ bill would bring down the value of your home!
Read the whole thing, and follow Boehner's links, including that to the Republican-proposed American Energy Act. Educate yourselves and CALL YOUR SENATORS, especially if you live in a lefty state. (Another reason why I'm glad I live in Texas.) Your livelihoods are at stake.