Posted on June 27, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cap and Trade PASSED in the House…. meaning you will pay increased taxes on EVERY SINGLE THING YOU PURCHASE, if the Senate also passes this bill. The taxes will amount to thousands of dollars per year for the average family. Utility billls will double. Gasoline will rise substantially. This will also allow the government to dictate, no mandate, the use of every ounce of water, every bit of energy and every product whose production causes carbon to be emmited that you use. Furthermore, the bill leaves wide open changes to it as the government sees fit. As well California building standards are mandated throughout the rest of the country under the bill, along with a grading system for every home (existing and future) to calculate the amount of energy it uses. From windows to appliances and everything in between, the formula will calculate a number, a grade if you will,  which you will have to disclose in order to sell your home at market. The bill does a lot more, but quite frankly who knows what all else it does.. at 1510 pages of legal ease- of which most congressmen did not read… I just plain can’t tell you what else is in the bill. I do know the democrats had only one copy on the floor- one without the 300 +  page amendment added in the middle of the night last night- and which they would not allow the republicans to read. I watched this go down today over various wire services, twitter, the internet and television, and I can tell you, today I am the one who is embarassed to be an American. Today I am the one who is not proud of my country. I am proud of the hundreds of thousands of citizens who stood up. Thank you to all of you who did. Now the real fight begins. Every single American citizen needs to stand up and make sure this does not make it through the senate. And all of us need to remember every single name on that yes list… http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2009/roll477.xml  and vote them out of office faster than they can say Cap and Trade!  Here are other bits and pieces I learned over the past 30 hours…. Henry Waxman threatened to have the DCCC Chairman withhold campaign funding for any Democrat that did not vote yes. At the big tax payer funded Luau last night at the White House, President Obama had Rahmbo round up reps who were on the fence or voting no  on Cap and Trade today, for a mandated personal one and one confab with the president. Furthermore, the president followed up with a phone call to each one of those he tried to intimidate at the Luau. Just when I had given up on the republicans (well, all politicians) most did stand up for the citizens by casting the correct vote.. THIS TIME. Last night, in the middle of the night, the consumer protections for American families making over 33K for a family of four, were stripped from the bill. This means that any family of four making over 33K per year will now see the increases as described at the top of the newsletter for today. No representative read the bill before voting. The bill will severly impact families and individuals in rural America. City dwellers will fare better. It is rumored that cars will now be manufactured with tracking devices so that they will be able to tax you on each mile you drive, with no break for those who drive for work or live in suburban or rural areas. There are many other rumored portions of the 1510 page bill … it will take time to digest the whole thing.. but also, it is written in a way which you can not understand what it’s saying. That is done on purpose so the bill could be tailored to the whim of the White House.
 
The House’s unfunny climate tax joke By: Myron Ebell of the Washington Examiner
 House Democratic leaders have managed to squeeze a 1510-page energy-rationing bill through the House on a 219 to 212 vote by filling it full of payoffs to special interests, not releasing the full text until 3 AM the night before the vote, and restricting debate to three hours. The process should be an embarrassment to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), but once people find out what’s in it, the bill will become an embarrassment to everyone who voted for it. Waxman-Markey has no future in the Senate, and with any luck this first victory for energy-rationing legislation will be the last. I congratulate Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) for their magnificent leadership against the bill. On the other hand, the eight Republicans who voted for this monstrosity provided the margin of victory, which suggests that the Republicans in Congress are still in disarray.
As a side note.. Dick Morris said the dems had it locked up but excused the dems in danger of loosing their seat in reelection battles in favor of Republicans who are spineless and would cross the isle to support.
 
AND IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH:

FOR YOUR OWN SAKE… PLEASE TAKE 4 MINUTES AND READ THIS ARTICLE… IT JUST GETS WORSE AND WORSE

Obma-backed Plan Volunteers Americans for Global Tax  by sakerfa

The United Nations is proceeding, with President Obama’s acquiescence, to implement a global plan to create a new international socialist order financed by global taxes on the American people. The Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development that begins today will consider adoption of a document calling for “new voluntary and innovative sources of financing initiatives to provide additional stable sources of development finance…” This is U.N.-speak for global taxes. They are anything but “voluntary” for the people forced to pay them. The conference was postponed from June 1-3 to June 24-26 at the U.N. in New York. While the “outcome document” has been watered down somewhat from the previous version, it still reaffirms attainment of the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, which would require the payment of $845 billion from U.S. taxpayers. A commitment to the MDGs was a stated objective of the Global Poverty Act, which Barack Obama had introduced as a U.S. senator. It requires the U.S. to devote 0.7 percent of Gross National Income to foreign aid. Now, as President, Obama can bypass the Congress and simply direct his Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to approve the U.N. conference document. Then the pressure will be increased on Congress to come up with the money and satisfy our “international commitments.”

 

 

 

Climate Bill’s Passage ‘unrestrained exercise of raw political power, arm-twisting, intimidation’ By Marc Morano 

This passage of this bill does not signify any great “green revolution” or “growing” climate “awareness” on the part of Congress. Instead, the methods and manner that the Pelosi led House achieved final passage, represents nothing more than unrestrained exercise of raw political power, arm-twisting, intimidation and special interest handouts. A bill that is based on crumbling scientific claims and a bill that will have no detectable climate impact.  
 The American People Have Something to Say by the 912 Project Fan Site  http://ow.ly/fXVo
Today the Congress of the United States of America passed a devastating bill that will have a devastatingly negative effect on the American economy, which will make America less competitive in the World environment. Over the past few days people have bombarded the phone lines in Washington, D.C., urging their Representatives to vote no on the Cap and Trade Bill. I was one of them. Most of us, who made these phone calls, made a promise to our Reps. that if they vote in favor of this Bill, we would hold them accountable for their choice to play into the hands of special interest instead of listening to their constituents. Apparently YOU did not hear us. Or, maybe you just don’t give a DAMN what we have to say. By choosing to constantly deny us our right for our voices to be heard, you have made a choice to no longer represent We The People. I promised the Representatives in Iowa that I would make it my mission to attack them in every way I could if they voted yes on the Cap and Trade Bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News for 06/26/2009

Posted on June 26, 2009. Filed under: Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , |

Your Duty As An American Citizen by Desiree Paquette
 
Stopping Futile Procedures for the Terminally Ill Can Lower Costs says Obama from LA Times
In a nationally televised event at the White House, Obama also said families need better information so they don’t unthinkingly approve “additional tests or additional drugs that the evidence shows is not necessarily going to improve care.” and he added: “Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.” … this in addition to suggesting to decrease coverage for elderly and infirm. Here is another take by businessandmedia.org http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2009/20090625043708.aspx
 
Michigan Among Worst for Financial Disclosure Rules For Legislators By: Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner
http://tinyurl.com/maopto The rankings are based on a 43 question measurement used by CPI to determine what requirements apply to state legislators. The measures range from employment and corporate positions held to whether the disclosures are made publicly available and whether such availability is via the Internet.  
…By the way, Louisianna is first. Michigan near bottom of list.
 
Dems see agenda slipping … by The Hill.com
(this means we are doing some good… please continue the fight everyone!)
Cap and Trade? Card Check? Health Reform? Illegal immigration? mmm… how’s that working for you?
 
Want to know what the federal government is doing each day… check out the white board on Politico.com
 
Waxman Has Threatened Any Dem Congressmember Who Votes NO on Cap & Trade to have Van Hollen Withhold Campaign Funding
Here is my letter to Van Hollen, A Maryland Democrat, if you to wish to write him:
I just heard Waxman wants you to withold campaign funds for any democrat not on board with cap and trade. Who are you people representing… if it’s the American people than WHY are these threats being made? Are votes not supposed to represent the will of the people? I will make sure this threat gets out via twitter and my blog. People ARE watching.
 
The White White House Project
The White House Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women. The dealine for Michigan event is July 6th. So if you’re interested
or know someone who is, tell them to hurry.
 
Part 5: Who holds REAL control – Trial Lawyers
  
 
Lawyers Long Term Contribution Trends (over 1 trillion dollars over 20 years) 
  
Lawyers PAC Contributions to Federal Candidates
  
 

Trial Lawyers’ Influence
As trial lawyers’ wealth and political influence are used to manipulate our legal system, American citizens pay the price – through lost job opportunities, diminished access to healthcare, higher consumer prices and reduced access to courtrooms filled with frivolous cases. The overall high cost of our tort system means that every American pays an average of $835 annually, according to Tillinghast/TowersPerrin’s annual report on the costs of the U.S. legal system Americans will continue to pay the price until trial lawyers’ abuses of the legal system are reined in once and for all.

http://www.sickoflawsuits.org/index.cfm

Our civil justice system is under attack by personal injury lawyers who game the legal system for personal profit in the name of “consumer protection.”  The reality is that consumers are the ones getting fleeced.  These abusive lawsuits harm the economy and job creation, threaten our access to affordable, quality health care, and  delay justice for the truly injured by clogging our courts. Ultimately, lawsuit abuse hurts all of us.

 

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