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May 20, 2009

Lets Kill this Waxman/Markey Cap and Tax Bill call your Congressman today!!!

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Take Action Now House to Vote on $1,500 Tax on Household Energy tomorrow!

Say NO to Obama’s $1,500 Tax on Household Energy Take Action! May 18, 2009 Tell your Committee Representative to Oppose the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Tax bill today! ATTENTION: You are receiving this district-specific alert only if your Representative is a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and has announced that they are “undecided” on which way they will vote. Your calls are urgently needed today to your Representative who sitS on the House Energy and Commerce Committee! Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) intends to vote this enormous tax hike out of committee by Friday at the very latest, there is no time to waste-contact your committee Representative now! Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee began its multi-day markup of the misnamed American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, H.R. 2454. Sponsored by Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA), the bill attempts to impose a system of “cap-and-trade” in order to combat so-called “global warming.” This massive, across-the-board household energy tax is being disguised by congressional liberals and is being sold under the slogan “cap-and-trade,” which simply means giving the government power to put a cap on the amount of carbon emissions (CO2) produced by the production of electricity, gasoline, and heating oil, and forcing businesses to actively lobby Congress for higher cap levels and to buy permits for the emissions they are allowed. Rather than calling it “cap-and-trade,” it should be called “cap-and-tax”-as it caps Americans’ standard of living and taxes our use of products whose manufacture emits CO2. If passed and signed into law, H.R. 2454 will further cripple our economy and drain your pockets in the following ways: It will raise electricity rates by 90 percent, gasoline by 74 percent, and residential natural gas prices by 55 percent by 2035, after adjusting for inflation. It imposes an annual burden of $144.8 billion per year on U.S. households, and it will reduce household earnings by a projected $37.8 billion. It will further cut U.S. employment levels by 965,000 jobs by reducing economic output by $136 billion per year-this translates to a $1,145 increase in energy costs per American household. It will force low-income households to disproportionately bear the across-the-board energy cost increase, as a larger percentage of the poor’s income goes toward energy costs, as opposed to wealthier households. It sets the stage to effectively kill the coal industry as it will be taxed so heavily, it will not be able to sustain itself. Although you’d never know it from watching or listening to the mainstream media, the vast majority of Americans actually oppose enacting cap-and-tax policy. A recent Zogby International poll shows that only 30 percent of Americans support cap-and-tax, and 57 percent oppose it. The issue of “global warming” is even dead last among voter priorities, according to a Pew Research poll. Cap-and-tax with the goal of energy-rationing is dangerous, not only for your pocketbook, but also for the well-being of your family and your standard of living. H.R. 2454 is a truly unique piece of “environmental legislation” in that it promises not a single tangible benefit to the American people! All it does promise is massive tax-revenues for the liberal-run federal government to help disguise their reckless spending. Even James Hansen, the NASA scientist who is among the most ardent proponents of man-made global warming, is against passage of Waxman-Markey. H.R. 2454 is simply the left-wing Majority’s way of disguising a massive tax on the middle-class to fund President Obama’s numerous big spending boondoggles. H.R. 2454 is a hidden tax and it must be defeated this week in the House! Take Action! This alert is district-specific so that you can contact the target Members who have declared themselves as “undecided” on H.R. 2454. They need to hear from you, their constituents! Many moderate, Blue Dog Democrats know that this is a risky vote as they are aware it is simply a disguised, massive tax increase on their middle-class constituents. Hundreds of amendments will be offered in committee in an attempt to “improve” this bill, but a massive stealth tax cannot be improved, it must be defeated! Please contact your Congressman now and tell them that you expect them to oppose the cap-and-tax bill this week! Further Reading and Watching: Watch Senator Barrasso (R-WY) aggressively question EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Administrator Lisa Jackson about the “smoking gun” Obama White House memo that warns the EPA that U.S. regulation of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, as the Waxman-Markey bill aims to do, “is likely to have serious economic consequences” for businesses large and small. It even questions the validity of global warming! Congress Must Defeat Clean Energy and Security Act, by Myron Ebell Don’t Fall for Cap and Tax, by Phyllis Schlafly ——————————————————————————– Recession-proof vacation ideas. Find free things to do in the U.S. HOW TO CONTACT CONGRESS The right to “petition” government in this manner was secured by our Founding Fathers. As Sam Adams famously wrote, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” What the limited-government movement needs are a few good pyromaniacs.

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