The Cap-and-trade energy bill may have dire economic consequences, yet like so many others under the Obama-Pelosi-Reid, it is being rushed through, behind the smoke screens of the Sanford scandal and ABC's night of free advertising for government health insurance.
"Waxman-Markey will get a vote, perhaps as early as tomorrow, in the House. Call your Congressman and explain that we don’t want to throw away our economic future for the pleasure of a few statists exploiting an unproven theory as a means to gain control of energy production. This fight, though, will be won or lost in the Senate."The Tax Foundation has a tool to calculate how many thousands of dollars will be added to your cost of living if this bill passes. Michelle Malkin has some "climate change emails the EPA doesn't want you to see". Meanwhile, Australia is regaining it's senses on the issue:
Something important is happening in the debate over man-made global warming. Australia is beginning to rethink its government's own cap and trade scheme while an intellectual sea change is occurring that is giving more weight to legitimate scientific criticisms of the evidence for climate change.See also: WSJ: The Cap and Tax Fiction
Robert Tracinski and Tom Minchin writing in RealClear Politics explain that the government of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has had a series of "climb downs" on climate change legislation that gives hope that sanity may prevail in at least one westernized industrial democracy.
Take Australian Senator Steve Fielding who decided to investigate the evidence himself. An engineer by training, Fielding attended the recent Heartland Institutes Climate Change conference where skeptics presented about a dozen papers that exposed several myths about global warming:Fielding has issued a challenge to the Obama White House to rebut the data. It will be a novel experience for them, as Fielding is an engineer and has an Australian's disregard for self-important government officials. Here is how The Age described his challenge . . .(. . . Read the rest at American Thinker)
If you don't know how to contact your Congressman (or any other representative) info is here.
UPDATE: The bill passed 219 to 212. Final roll call results (names) here. Now it's up to the Senate. Be sure to let 'em know how you feel.