By a narrow margin of 219-212 the House of Representives passes a 1,200 page behemoth cap and tax climate change bill. Eight Republican turn-coats (including Washington's own Dave Reichert, 8th CD) helped the Democrats pass this massive national energy tax and 44 Democrats bucked the junk-science based bill with a NO vote.
The final version of the bill grew to be a 1,200 page boondoggle including a 300 page amendment was added in the early morning hours. By the way, Rep. Rick Larsen's (2nd CD) office insisted he read and studied the bill but that would have been humanly impossible and he should be ashamed for making his staff make such a preposterous claim.
For sound research on the economic impact of the Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade bill read the Congressional testimony of Ben Liberman from the Heritage Foundation. Another BTW: the two states which stand to benefit the most from the cap and tax bill are California and Massachusetts, which incidentally are the two states represented by Waxman and Markey. The rest of us get soaked!
Read also: House GOP Leadership Warns Climate Change Bill Will Hurt Economy.
The bill now goes on to the Senate where it must die! Murray and Cantwell have drunk the koolaide but we must still melt their phone lines.
Sen. Murray: (202) 224-2621
Sen. Cantwell: (202) 224-3441
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