Friday, June 26, 2009

Cap-and-Trade: Ideology Trumps Science & Economics

If passed by Congress, the Waxman-Markey Bill, aka American Clean Energy & Security Act of 2009, will devastate our economy and way of life for decades to come.

Independent analysts predict the following consequences if this draconian act is passed:

1. By 2035, gasoline prices will increase by 58%, natural gas by 55%, home heating
oil by 56% and electricity by 90%.

2. Average family-of-four energy costs will rise by $2,979/yr; in 2035 alone, the cost
will rise by $4,609; the aggregate energy tax per family from 2012 - 2035 will climb
to a staggering $71,493.

3. Job losses will average 1.1 million/yr during this period; hardest hit will be manufacturers
who will be compelled to move their operations overseas.

4. Average GDP lost will be $393 billion/yr, culminating in a $662 billion loss in 2035 alone.
Total GDP lost from 2012 - 2035 will amt to an astonishing $9.4 trillion!

And the "scientific" rationale for this economic self-destruction? To reduce the unscientific threat of so-called man-made global warming by lowering temps by mere hundreths of a degree Celsius in 205o and by only two-tenths of a degree Celsius by 2200. This is either insanity or a very well-crafted plot to destroy the foundations of our free-enterprise republican form of government.

Since January 20th, the ruthless subversion of our country from within has been underway with a vengeance. The legislative blitzkrieg unleashed by the D.C. thugocracy upon a largely feckless and somnolent American public has gone essentially unchecked. Spineless patriots in D.C. have opted to accommodate this madness in a cynical and shortsighted attempt to curry favor and retain their political clout. Throughout this assault on common sense, the American people and the Constitution have been summarily ignored.

The light at the end of the tunnel is fast fading, folks. If we are to salvage our tattered Constitution and brutalized Republic, costly and destructive Cap-and-Trade, single-payor national health care, and other socialist and confiscatory legislation must be vigorously opposed at every level!

If peaceful protest marches and cathartic tea parties fail to stop these encroachments on our wealth, our freedom and our way of life, then much, MUCH more will clearly be needed to reign in this madness and tyranny. Though I pray it can be averted, rebellion and/or secession cannot be far off if these unremitting attacks on our liberties and our way of life continue.

("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson)

("So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men." Voltaire)

POSTSCRIPT (7:25PM, June 26th). The House vote is in. This insidious energy tax bill narrowly passed 219 to 212, with 40 Democrats voting with Republicans and 8 Republicans defecting to the progressives. Tyranny is here. It's now up to "we the people" to take whatever action is appropriate to restore our republic. They have crossed the line. God save our Republic.