Archive for June, 2009

27
Jun
09

Rep Boehner on Climate Change Bill

27
Jun
09

House Passes Climate Bill

The government is trying to further hamstring the productive elements of this country. This 1,200 page bill, if passed by the Senate, will raise energy costs. It will also direct resources into expensive, politically motivated projects that will be ripe with cost over-runs instead of left in the market to serve consumers. The estimated cost to each household is $175 according to the Congressional Budget Office.

WASHINGTON – Hours after the House passed landmark legislation meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions and create an energy-efficient economy, President Barack Obama on Saturday urged senators to show courage and follow suit.

The sharply debated bill’s fate is unclear in the Senate, and Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to ratchet up pressure on the 100-seat chamber.

“My call to every senator, as well as to every American, is this,” he said. “We cannot be afraid of the future. And we must not be prisoners of the past. Don’t believe the misinformation out there that suggests there is somehow a contradiction between investing in clean energy and economic growth.”

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27
Jun
09

CPI Inflation Calculator

Check what a dollar of the year of your birth is worth now. Also compare between the value between a dollar from when the Federal Reserve started (1913) and now.

FIND IT HERE

27
Jun
09

Tom Woods Interveiwed by Scott Horton

Thomas E. Woods, author of Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse, discusses Seymour Melman’s [.pdf] research into the societal repercussions of a military economy, the diversion of research scientists from the private sector to Cold War military programs, the transformation of the U.S. university system into a DOD jobs program and the corruption of defense contractors into companies that can’t compete in a free market.

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26
Jun
09

My Letter to Rep DeFazio

This is in reference to HR 2454 which is appears now to be HR2998

This massive bill will only add pointless regulation and excessive costs on America. Other than increasing the size of government, this bill if passed, will slow an already hurting economy further.

What is your position on it?

By the time this bill is presented for a vote, will you have read all 900+ pages of it?

25
Jun
09

How Many Pages of Laws?

Every week there it seems that there is major legislation passing in Washington DC. The actual text of the bills often balloons to 1,000 pages or more. Considering how quickly the bills come up for a vote, one is forced to wonder; do members of Congress read what they vote for? Of course the answer is almost always a no.

With the clauses that are buried deep in these tens of thousands of pages, we won’t figure out the total effect of these new laws on our country for years to come. In a perfect world, each clause would have to be voted on individually. If that was the case, I doubt that half of them would be passed.

25
Jun
09

Will Congress Read Bills Before Voting?

Last month, when Republicans tried to stall energy legislation with hundreds of amendments, Democrats hired a speed reader to get through them all. Now, with Democratic leadership barreling through its hefty agenda this summer, it looks as if the speed reader’s services may be needed once more.

Various grassroots organizations are blasting Congress for not taking the time to properly consider the energy bill or health care reform — two very significant pieces of legislation.

Let Freedom Ring, a non-profit, grassroots organization that supports a conservative agenda, announced an initiative today urging members of Congress to sign a pledge to read and give citizens the opportunity to read any health care reform legislation before voting on it.

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