It’s ‘Hey, Let’s Screw Our Kids and Grandkids Over’ Day in Congress

Yeah, I know that pretty much every day in Congress lives up to that title, but today could be especially bad.

The same Congress that bashed Bernard Madoff over the head for his Ponzi scheme is probably going to vote today on whether or not to do a similiar scheme multiplied by billions — but in order to “save the planet” of course.

The U.S. Government and its collection of worms, weasels and vermin are wonderfully adept at exploiting people who haven’t even been born yet, and they’re at it again.

According to the Wall Street Journal, if allowed to pass, Cap and Trade would likely be the biggest tax in American history — and it will be signed by a president who promised not to raise taxes on those who make less than $250,000. Uh huh.

The Congressional Budget Office says that the climate legislation would cost the average household only $175 a year by 2020, but the Heritage Foundation says the CBO isn’t taking many things into account. Besides that, 2020 is when the caps begin to really tighten. Get a load of this:

When the Heritage Foundation did its analysis of Waxman-Markey, it broadly compared the economy with and without the carbon tax. Under this more comprehensive scenario, it found Waxman-Markey would cost the economy $161 billion in 2020, which is $1,870 for a family of four. As the bill’s restrictions kick in, that number rises to $6,800 for a family of four by 2035.

Selling off America’s future so Al Gore, select members of Congress and the special interest groups that they’re attached to like lampreys can profit today is a crime. These scam artists in Congress need to be put out of business now — and quite a few of them should be rooming with Bernie Madoff.

Get a hold of the office of your member of Congress and tell them that if they vote for this affront to America you’ll fight until your last carbon-dioxide spewing, ozone depleting breath to run them out of office. And if your member of Congress is not going to vote for Cap and Trade, thank them.

Michelle Malkin has a list of reps on the fence (i.e. who still have a finger in the air to judge the political wind). It’s unbelievable how somebody can be “undecided” on this.

My Representative, Vernon Ehlers (R), is one of those “on the fence” (he’s leaning toward voting “yes”), so last night I wrote him the following:

Congressman Ehlers,

I urge you to vote against the Cap and Trade bill that will ultimately help bankrupt America in the name of junk science and to enrich special interests on the backs of working Americans and especially future generations.

Should you vote for the bill, I will vote against you in the next election regardless of your position(s) on other issues, and I will urge my friends, family and readers to do the same for you or any of your constituents who vote for this bill. Anyone who supports this bill is either dangerously naive or irretrievably crooked — and America can no longer survive either of those kinds of people in Congress.

If you decide to vote against the bill, I will support your re-election and recognize you as having done your part to defend the constitutional republic from misguided, greedy, ignorant and power-hungry domestic threats.

Thank you for your time!

Author: Doug Powers

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