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Cap & Tax Insanity!
Organized Exploitation ^ | 06-26-2009 | Paul Kroenke

Posted on 06/26/2009 12:34:50 PM PDT by aic4ever

A good, quick video summation of this insanity with Glenn Beck and Peter Schiff. Bookworm has the list of which representatives are leaning which way at this point, and Michelle has directions on how to get your rep's number. It's close as hell. If your rep is undecided or straddling the fence, get on the line immediately with a resounding NO! Melt the phone lines and crash the servers!

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics

1 posted on 06/26/2009 12:34:50 PM PDT by aic4ever
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To: aic4ever
In anticipation of the Senate taking up cap'n'trade (crap and charade), I wrote to Sen. Dick Durbin. Here is the reply I just received. Junk science is alive and well and firmly implanted in the athrosclerotic minds of the central committee of the Obama Marxist juggernaut:

June 26, 2009



Thank you for contacting me to express your views regarding the creation of a national "cap-and-trade" program to address global warming. I appreciate hearing from you.

As a part of the Fiscal Year 2010 budget, President Obama laid out his proposal for the creation of a market-based cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat global warming. Specifically, President Obama's proposal would cap greenhouse gas emissions at 14 percent below the 2005 levels by 2020, with a goal of reducing emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by the year 2050.

By tackling the sources of climate change and taking steps now to reduce the impacts of global warming, we can protect our environmental future while expanding our economy. If we choose to ignore global warming and its consequences, we are placing our planet and our future in grave danger and could face large-scale environmental and economic dislocations that threaten our national security.

Although some see it differently, mainstream scientists have accumulated overwhelming evidence that the global warming problem is real and that we can't afford to wait any longer to act. Most scientists believe that increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases will raise the earth's temperature by as much as three to 10 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century. This temperature change could produce catastrophic changes in our climate.

I am confident that our nation has the ingenuity and technical savvy to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. A market-based cap-and-trade system can set the ground rules for private competition, to help us achieve the necessary goals as inexpensively as possible. At the same time, we must provide industries with sufficient time to prepare for new standards and ensure that consumers are not subject to sudden cost increases.

Your voice is a valuable part of this discussion. I will keep your concerns in mind as the Senate considers legislation on this matter.

Thank you again for your message. Please feel free to stay in touch.


Richard J. Durbin

United States Senator

2 posted on 06/26/2009 12:45:45 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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It’s getting closer to tar and feather time...

3 posted on 06/26/2009 12:48:00 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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When is Durbin’s term up? I can’t wait to vote that guy out!

4 posted on 06/26/2009 12:51:31 PM PDT by aic4ever
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To: Swordmaker
I shot a reply back asking that he looks at this before he takes up the issue again, and that the facts in his letter are not supported in fact. If he writes back, I will post.
5 posted on 06/26/2009 1:02:49 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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He sent you a form letter with the party line enclosed. They want to pay for health care without raising your taxes at the income tax level but you will surely pay for it through the hardships imposed by C and T. Cap and trade will allow Obama to cut into your income without it appearing so. Everything will become more expensive, much more expensive. This guy is
so diabolical he’ll stop at nothing to get what he believes is best for the American people.

6 posted on 06/26/2009 1:31:12 PM PDT by greyfox (If I were a Democrat I'd be pushing for the fairness doctrine too.)
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