Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cap and Tax (er, I mean trade)

I get Congresswoman Kay Granger's e-mail update. This time she pointed me to a very interesting site. It is a GOP site listing truths about the Cap and Trade that the House passed. I guess as more and more people are reading the darn thing they are finding more and more things that are concerning to the average American. This is one of them.

Truth #1
What the bill does:
The House-passed bill establishes a national building code for commercial and residential buildings, requiring a 30 percent reduction in energy use immediately after passage and an additional 50 percent reduction in energy use by 2014 for residential buildings and 2015 for commercial buildings (Bill as report Sec. 201, p. 297).

What this means for consumers:
Bureaucrats in Washington D.C. will tell you how to build your house. This will also create a whole new bureaucracy in Washington and more intrusion into the lives of Americans.

Now as someone who hopes to build a monolithic dome some day, I am all for energy efficient homes and high R values. But if I certainly don't want the government to start forcing them on all of you. Can anyone say freedom?

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