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Will Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vote?

Apparently not..One can hope it dies a well deserved death tomorrow


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The foundation points out that while the bill, formally called the American Clean Energy and Security Act, was 946 pages long last week, it has ballooned to 1,201 pages in recent days with little explanation for how or why. The group is supporting a bill introduced last week that would require the House to post all non-emergency legislation online 72 hours before debate begins


http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/06/24/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5110850.shtml

And again, no one knows what is in it other than a vague genuflection to the alter of the new pop religion...

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

Is "Wii Congress" kinda like CES for politicians who are also Nintendo enthusiasts?

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Is "Wii Congress" kinda like CES for politicians who are also Nintendo enthusiasts?

Wii "Representative Democracy" was great. Talk about thrills and spills!

The American version is rated "M for Mature" 'cause of all the sexual hijinks, but otherwise is pretty PG.

Then I got my kids Wii "Constitutional Monarchy" and they loved it. We're getting Wii "Unicameral State Government" for my son's 9th birthday.

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

OK, I cannot type, BUT, the question remains...the bill is over 1200 pages long, they are still fiddling with it as I type, and they plan to vote on it tomorrow....that means Congress will, once again, not have read the bill, and there is no time for the CBO to have costed it....

More great governance from our inept Congress, this time pandering to a pop religion at our cost.

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

I don't give them credit for being able to understand it even if they do read it.

It seems the most important entitlement of all is the preservation of the government.

Too bad the T.E.A. Party guys were such dolts, there's alot of room to try and fix this stuff without it being an invisible problem just so long as one's own party is doing it.

The red party threw away its small government, low spending credibility when we needed it most.

The blue party, well, they have succeeded lately by virtue of not being the red party - great.

I like the old idea of forcing members of the government to handle all their tax data and filing.

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I like the old idea of forcing members of the government to handle all their tax data and filing.

I get audited every year.

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

Oh joy...Waxman just added a 300 page 'amendment' to the bill they are voting on it today...ie; yet another democrat bill that no one will read the bill.

I understand there is a nice provision in the amendment that has states sending a rebate to the states wagon riders (the dem base) for any increased cost due to the bill. The wagon pullers (republicans) get zip aside from a massive tax increase....

Perhaps I can write off my new costs (estimated at about a grand a year in two years) as a religious tithe to the new pop religion of Global Warming....

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

Well, they voted it in, government support of a pop religion, and they very wisely decided reading the mess was not needed.

Got to love government and the trash that 'serves'...

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

Even the oilmen voted for it. Its just politics, JIMV. The House is going to pass the problem on to the Senate. Chances are it is doomed in the Senate. Even their ridiculous estimate that it will cost the average household "only" $175 a year will kill it. Rep. Harry Teague voted for it in the House. He is our Rep. in Southeast NM and a huge oilman down here in the Permian Basin. As usual, something doesn't give.

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

Doomed in the Senate is simply wishful thinking. Are you aware (Congress, who did not read the bill was not) that this stinking pile of dung included provisions that lets federal building standards trump state and local building codes and zoning laws, community association covenants, and energy efficiency laws.

In addition, it has a provision where the nations wagon riders (the democrat base) gets a rebate for increased costs but those who work and pay the bills, don't.

Now add in Spain's experience with the same law, a VAST increase in unemployment over the next few years and we have a real stinker of a government money grab and freedom limiter, all simply to pander to a pop religion and to make a lot of wealthy lefties richer (Pelosi has a big interest in a company that stands to make out big time. Her stock value has more than doubled in the last month as she has pushed this mess forward).

I am retired and my spouse nearly so and I expect the impact to be around a grand in new costs a year. God help 30 year olds who are still working as they will see giant increased costs. I have seen estimates that the new energy efficiency rules for selling a home will drive costs up 20% in the next decade alone. You want to sell your home, you have to get it inspected and then rebuilt to meet the new code.

But, our fine, worthless waste of skin Congress didn't bother to read the thing so why blame them?

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Re: Wii Congress read the Cap & Tax bill before tomorrows vo

Well, this is what we get for voting an African Colonialist into office. He didn't title his autobiography, "Dream's of my Father" for nothing. It isn't like he has lied to The People. He hasn't. Actually, he warned us. Welcome to the Congo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK2hKzZss5Y

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