Friday, June 26, 2009

Kill Cap and Trade!

Kill the Cap and Trade bill before the Cap and Trade bill kills the economy.

The Cap and Trade bill, a.k.a. the Waxman-Markey bill, will drain $1.3 trillion to $1.9 trillion from the economy between fiscal years 2012 and 2019. Moreover, Cap and Trade is a giant regulatory power grab.

The Cap and Trade Energy Tax bill, would have the following catastrophic effects:
  • Destroy 1,105,000 American jobs per year
  • Raise electricity rates 90%
  • Raise inflation-adjusted gasoline prices by 74%
  • Raise residential natural gas prices by 55%
  • Raise an average family's annual energy bill by $1,500 annually
  • Increase federal debt by $29,150 per person
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett supported Barack Obama's Presidential bid last year, and has never been a proponent of major tax cuts. But in an interview today with CNBC, Buffet slammed the new Energy Tax being voted on in Congress this week saying it is a "huge tax" that will "harm an awful lot of people".

U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the new Energy Tax legislation today (June 6, 2009).

Join the Levin Surge! - Call these undecided members of Congress at 202-224-3121 and tell them no to Cap and Trade!

Bartlett (MD)
Bono Mack (CA)
Castle (DE)
Dent (PA)
Ehlers (MI)
Frelinghuysen (NJ)
Gerlach (PA)
Inglis (SC)
Tim Johnson (IL)
Kirk (IL)
Lance (NJ)
LoBiondo (NJ)
Petri (WI)
Platts (PA)
Ros-Lehtinen (FL)

Altmire (PA)
Bright (AL)
Dahlkemper (PA)
Drieshaus (OH)
Ellsworth (IN)
Kissell (NC)
Kratovil (MD)
Kanjorski (PA)
Teague (NM)

Melt the phones!

Notable Quote

"If you are a family making less than $250,000, my plan will not raise your taxes -- not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital-gains taxes, not any of your taxes. In fact, chances are you will get a tax cut."

The Breaking Point

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Anonymous said...

Yeah,I called yesterday,and emailed several on the committee to not let this go through.

This is just another tax, -yeah I know that I am preaching to the choir here - on the middle class.

But we already knew he plans on taxing the middle class,just look at the price of smokes,for today I paid 4.29 for a pack - half of that, if not more is tax.

RightKlik said...

You're right, I forgot to mention that part of the story. This is a huge tax on everybody. Richest 5%, poorest 95%, black, white, hispanic, Democrat, Republican, conservative, liberal, smoker, non-smoker, Muslim, Jew, Christian, atheist...

Left Coast Rebel said...

RK, I was an activist today like no other, I commanded a lot of people to pressure their reps. Politics is a tough game, you win some, you lose some. Keep on truckin!

RightKlik said...

LCR: That's right, keep on truckin'. I've been working on the Atlanta Tea Party scandal...a tough game it is. Fortunately, I've gone semi-Galt, so I have time to give to these battles.

Z said...

ya, he won't raise our taxes, he'll just keep trying new ways to COST US, BIG time.
I wanted to call my congressman's WAXMAN! THAT'll help, huh? I did write a kind of snide remark to him, though at his site. felt GOOD!

JaneLovesJesus said...

I'm thinking of a day down the road when my children will be telling THEIR children about the magical time they grew up in where houses were cooled by a/c and cars could hold more than 2 people.

RightKlik said...

Z: Waxman is your "Representative"? Very unfortunate! He would more accurately be described as your misrepresentative. Thanks for being a thorn in his side.

JLJ: Mr. President of the Whole World doesn't approve of comfort and convenience for the masses.