Lost Jobs, Soaring Energy Costs Can’t Deter Democrats from Advancing Radical Global Warming Plan56 Republican amendments were rejected so as to get the legislation out of committee and on to a House vote before anyone is actually able to read the 946 page monstrosity. Said John Sarbanes, a Democrat from Maryland, “We can’t afford to stop this forward progress."
Washington – House Democrats used political muscle and party loyalty on Thursday to ram through an anti-global warming bill that opponents caution could cost a family of four $2,937.38 a year.
“We have legitimate and serious concerns about the redirection of our energy policy in America, which is the foundation and bedrock of our free market economy, the most productive and the largest in the world,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the committee’s ranking Republican. “A third of the world’s GDP is based on the United States economy and that economy for over 150 years has been based on a free market allocation of resources in the energy sector. This bill makes fundamental changes in that basic philosophy.”
Cost analyses of the bill vary because hard information on it had been scarce, but few disagreed that the legislation will cost working people billions of dollars through devices intended to force people to stop using energy by making it dramatically more expensive.
“One estimate puts its price per family of four at $29,373.85 over 10 years,” Barton said. “Another estimate is that it will raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation, and boost gasoline prices 74 percent and natural gas prices 55 percent.” [link]
Getting it passed is the goal. Understanding its dire implications would only be a hindrance.
Your Democratic Congress at work.
Get out your checkbook. $29,374. And your utility bills to almost double. To keep the planet from warming 2˚. And the kicker? The bill won't even accomplish that ...
May God have mercy.