Saturday, June 27, 2009



I won't get to the merits of HB 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, except to say that it is a form of economic suicide for a "problem" with CO2 that does not exist (reminds me of the Aztecs sacrificing humans to ensure good corn harvests), but no member of the House, or Senate, who votes for a bill which he or she has not read is worthy of re-election. There are no exceptions to this rule.

There was no need to hurry with this bill, yet the House leadership posted the so-called final version of a 1,200 page bill less than 20 hours before the vote and then issued 300 pages of substantial amendment to the 1,200 page bill around 3:00 a.m. Before any human could possibly have read the original and understood it and the amendments, and after allowing only five hours of debate, the Democrats managed to pass, narrowly, the cap and trade/energy tax plan.


Particularly on top of the unread by anyone so-called stimulus bill spending bill in February.

I haven't cross referenced the Democrats who voted against the cap and trade/energy tax and also voted against the stimulus bill, but it appears that all but 8 of the Republicans in the House have actually done their job and only 44, at most, of the Democrats have done theirs.

This is not actually a question of partisanship. The central thing a Senator or Representative has to do is know what he or she is voting for. No pigs in a poke. If you haven't read the bill, you can't vote for it.


you sir are an idiot
Washington really needs an enema in 2010, anonymous' ad hominem nonsense notwithstanding.
As an ex-English teacher, I take note that Anon should have written, "You, sir, are an idiot". Which, of course, you're not. Keep at them, good sir. OldeForce
As much as I want it, I can't imagine we'll sweep them out in 2010. We don't have the candidates. But I forsee nothing but bad from the current leadership--negative growth, mid teen unemployment and lastly double digit inflation. So maybe in 2012 we can get people actually interested in doing the things necessary to get the economy going rather than this incredible deficit spending we're doing now.
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