You see, the “Cap-and-Trade” bill currently in the House is really nothing more than a thinly disguised energy tax that will hit every single American.
And now Nancy Pelosi and Congressional Democrats are pushing this tax hike toward a vote that could come as soon as Friday.
By invasively manipulating an already over-regulated energy industry, this legislation seeks to fix an alleged problem that has recently been discredited by over 31,478 scientists -- including over 3,803 with specific expertise in atmospheric, earth, and environmental sciences.
All 31,478 of these scientists are trained to understand and evaluate the scientific data relevant to the human-caused global warming hypothesis -- and are speaking out against government “remedies.”
With this bill, Congress is once again just doing what it does best -- fleecing taxpayers to further an alarmist agenda.
You see, energy companies just pass the costs of these draconian regulations through to the consumer in the form of huge price increases.
As a result, you will pay higher gas prices, higher electric prices, and higher costs for goods.
Barack Obama has estimated the costs of this legislation to American taxpayers to be over 650 BILLION dollars over the next eight years, and that figure is no doubt just a fraction of the real cost.
But even that modest estimate amounts to hundreds of dollars a year in increased living expenses for every family -- and will more likely cost thousands a year.
And according to the Heritage Foundation, between 1.2 and 2.3 million jobs could be lost over the next ten-years due to the bill’s stifling regulations.
This current economic crisis is no time for Congress to consider both raising prices on hard-working Americans AND costing them jobs.
That’s why we must act now to send a message to Congress to reject this disastrous Cap-and-Tax Scheme.
Call your U.S. Representative now and ask for the staff member that deals with Energy policy. Politely but firmly tell them that you are opposed to this costly government power grab.
Supporters of the legislation are of course trying to downplay the cost of this scheme to the American people.
But if the bill does not directly and massively increase energy costs to consumers, how would it possibly achieve its stated aims?
It is only through these massive cost increases -- mandated and enforced by the federal government -- that the dubious goal of reducing carbon emissions could possibly be reached. The only alternative to huge energy price increases would be massive, government-ordered power outages, leaving Americans literally in-the-dark like some war-torn Third World Country.
Contact your Representative and voice your opposition to Cap and Trade BEFORE it is too late. (202) 224-3121