Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wow! I Got an Email From Michael Steele! What? They’re Going to Tax My Lights Out? (cue scary music)

This is too good not to share.  If I was a chattering teeth, knee knocker type, this might work.  Instead, I laugh hysterically at the ridiculousness of it all.

Dear Andrew,

Nancy Pelosi and liberal Democrats in the House of Representatives are preparing to pass so-called "cap and trade" legislation THIS WEEK. This bill is nothing but a huge national energy tax on families and small businesses.

But don't just take my word for it. Watch the video at this link, and listen to Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), the senior Democrat in the House of Representatives, admit that "...cap and trade is a tax, and it's a great big one."

Don't let the Democrats tax your lights out. Pick up the phone now. Call your Congressman at 202-224-3121. Tell your Congressman to vote NO on the Democrats' cap and trade energy tax.

Sincerely,

Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee

Oh, that damn cap and trade tax is going to kill us right?  Right?  Isn’t it?

The main argument conservatives and big oil and coal companies use against the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) is that it would cripple American households with a crushing energy tax. To make that claim, they have distorted cost estimates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and conducted their own biased studies. Today, the Environmental Protection Agency obliterated these phony numbers with the release of its economic analysis of H.R. 2454. The EPA estimated the bill would actually lower household electricity bills:

As a result of energy efficiency measures, consumer spending on utility bills would be roughly 7% lower in 2020 as a result of the legislation.

That’s right — lower bills. In 2007, this would have saved the average residential user $84, or 23 cents per day. EPA’s analysis also found:

The overall impact on the average household, including the benefit of many of the energy efficiency provisions in the legislation, would be 22 to 30 cents per day ($80 to $111 per year).

Thanks Wonk Room!  Another adult diaper saved through research!

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