Apparently while I was out of town this weekend…

28 Jun

…the House of Representatives lost their collective minds and passed the “Cap and Trade Bill.”

Here’s some coverage from The Jeffersoniad.

Cap and Tax Passes
Bearing Drift

Final passage of the Cap and Tax Bill (”American Clean Energy and Security Act” (H.R. 2454)) passed the House today 219-212 with 8 Republicans voting in favor and 43 Democrats voting against. The bill will now be sent to the Senate for consideration.
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Federal GOP Fights to the End to Defend US Jobs and USA’s Future from ‘An Inconvenient Myth’
On the Spot
The vote was 219-212, capping months of negotiations and days of intense bargaining among Democrats. Republicans were overwhelmingly against the measure, arguing it would destroy jobs in the midst of a recession while burdening consumers with a new tax in the form of higher energy costs.
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Cap and Trade Passes the House
Crystal Clear Conservative

The Waxman-Markey Amendment (H.R. 2454) passed the House today, 219-212. This bill is headed to the Senate, where many do not expect this bill to pass. Here’s what needs to be done to prevent this bill, which will raise taxes on working Americans and more harm on the economy. Call your Senator and urge him to strongly oppose Cap and Trade. You can contact your Senators by calling 202-224-3121 or visit the Senate website to find your Senator’s website.
Read more.

Friday made me proud to be Republican
Bearing Drift

But for a day, Democrats were their same old Washington DC telling the country how to run every aspect of their lives, and Republicans were pointing out how insipid, corrupt and tawdry the whole mess has become.
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Did the House Know What It Was Voting on Yesterday?
Tertium Quids

According to this, the House really had no idea what was in the cap and tax bill it narrowly approved last night…
Read more.

Cap and Trade
The Virginia Conservative

Thank you Bob Goodlatte for taking a stand against the further regulation and expansion of the federal government. I truly hope that enough Senators heed your words.
Read more.

The fight, and perhaps our last hope for sanity, now goes to the Senate.


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