Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This was in answer to someone asking why the Rasmussen polling is usually lower than others:
"Because Rasmussen uses "likely voters" as opposed to most of the rest that use total random calls like ABCNews/Washington Post. If you're trying to say that Ras. is bias, you can't tell me ABC and CNN are not.
Likely voters are ones that pay attention, as opposed to any Joe Blow that can answer a phone."
Someone here was wondering how Sarah Palin felt about the bank bailout and also about the MSNBC reporter that took on a formidable opponent, one 13 year old smart girl:
"As I told Lemure, Sarah supported her running mate, and he tried to work for the bail-out. I never saw her fully endorse the bail out, except to say that something needed to be done. This little girl stuck to her guns and promoted the US Constitution, that is one proud daddy! I know I would be. Splat might be too strong, but this little girl held her own with a seasoned (P)MSNBC reporter, she did great. I think this lady needs to start looking in strollers next time to find a fight she can win."
I posted this to an article about the 2000+ page Senate Health Care bill:
"This has been proposed before, but I think it should get more traction now. EVERY Bill presented to the congress should start, "Under Article ## of the US Constitution, we see that the US Congress has the authority to pass a bill concerning (fill in the blank). That way, when someone asks Nancy where in the constitution the government has the authority to pass such a law, like mandates forcing us to buy health insurance, she will be able to come up with something more than " are you serious?"
This was in response to someone saying, "the GOP is killing this country":
"er...um....WHO"S IN CHARGE RIGHT NOW!!!!! The GOP is just trying to put the brakes on in this run-away down hill train. It's people that don't give a Shiite about the Constitution of this country that are tearing it down. "
And finally, someone saying that "I wander how many Republicans will read the Health Care Bill? They didn't even read the Patriot Act.:
"Give me an example of how the Patriot act infringed on your rights. Did you call someone in the Mideast that might have something to do with terrorism? Did you transfer money to Syria, or Afghanistan? Then maybe you were watched, but tell me, how did the patriot act do anything to you?
Now tell me where in the constitution you can find where is says I have to buy medical insurance to be a free member of this country, and if I don't I could go to jail. PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!!"
It was fun tearing some of these folks a new one, but reading many of these posts, it just shows how truly uninformed some many people are on very important subjects. God helps us all!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
If there is one place where weapons training is thorough and extensive, it would be at Ft. Hood, TX. I don't know the reasons behind the gun ban on base, but I don't see the need. In fact, just like the criminal element outside the gates of Ft. Hood know, if they are in an area of very intense gun control, then they are likely to be the only ones with guns and hence, they are safe to carry out their bad deeds.
Just days later, after Ft. Hood, here in Orlando, FL we found ourselves at the mercy of another crazed idiot as he brought down town Orlando to a halt . He walked into the 8th floor of the Gateway Center on the north end of down town and opened fire on workers there, a firm he was fired from 2 years prior. He ended up killing one young man and injuring 5 others.
This tragedy and Ft. Hood could have been stopped; not by banning guns but by promoting their use! Banning guns will never keep guns out of the hands of people meaning to do harm. Police rarely intervene in a crime but follow up to catch the bad guys after the fact, and God Bless them for it. But even though their mottos are usually to "serve and protect", they rarely get the chance to do the "protecting" part of that goal.
The madman at Ft. Hood was stopped by a heroine, a mom and a reservist, and now, a national treasure. Sgt Kimberly Munley heard that there was a shooter while in her vehicle, and raced to the scene. This was after he had shot and killed 12, and injured more than twice that. (one soldier died a day later to make the total 13) She saw the man, walking up on a wounded soldier crawling away from him, and as he pointed his gun at the man on the ground, Munley opened fire on him, and he shifted his attention towards her. She may have saved that man from execution. She then proceeded to open up on him, and he did the same, hitting her three times, one in each thigh and one in the hand. But she kept firing, both within 25 feet of each other, and struck him 4 times, dropping him. See her story here.
Putting guns in the hands of good, background checked, trained citizens gives you and me the best protection of all. Yes, I know that both of these evil doers got their guns through proper channels, but so do millions of people every year, and they don't shoot up military bases or office buildings. But if others, people of level heads and training, had guns in their reach on those days, the tolls would have been much lower.
If just one or two people in the Gateway Center would have been carrying that day, after the first few rounds, maybe this man would have been stopped, and I mean shot to death. And maybe, just maybe, if some of the non-coms, Sargent and the like would have been allowed to carry side arms, then maybe this terrorist would have thought twice, or at worst, been stopped right after he got off his first few rounds.
Just last night here in Orlando, a young lady, protecting her home, shot and killed a man trying to invade her home. The other two men with him ran off. Criminals are cowards and they will not risk breaking in a home if they feel the owners may have a gun. This is the example of why the 2nd amendment is really in our constitution, not only to protect us from a government gone crazy, don't get me started, but to also protect our lives and our family's lives. The young lady had 3 kids in the home, and she had a gun....what would you have done?
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
He claims that over 44,000 people die due to their lack of medical insurance. These numbers are from a study called; Health Insurance and Mortality in US Adults . This study claims that there is a greater chance of dying if you don't have insurance. The chances are 40% more according to Grayson, but what does that really mean, does it mean that those 44,000 people wouldn't have died if they had medical insurance?
I reviewed the study and found that there was one thing missing, the study does nothing to show why the people didn't have insurance. It didn't say that they couldn't buy it or that they were just choosing not to buy it. Over 15 million of the uninsured are able to buy it, but they choose not to.
The study, which used 9,004 people for this portion, showed that 351 of them died over the study period, or 3.1%. No where does it say why or how they died. The age group was 17 - 64 years old. There is a myriad of reasons for folks to die, many not related to health care. But we don't know how they died, so by deduction this study concludes that it's because they, the 78 that died who didn't have medical insurance, died only for that reason.
The top 3 reasons for deaths of people ages 15 to 24 have nothing to do with anything medical, they are; (1) accidents 51.8%, (2) homicides, 21.3% and (3) suicides 16.3%. The study also shows that just being male, gives men the same risk as not having insurance. But is that risk, really?
200 of the folks that had insurance in the study died, or 3.0% over the 14 years of the study. That was 200 of the 6,655 insured. 78 of the folks died that didn't have insurance or 3.3% over the 14 years. There were 2,350 of these folks. That means that 7 more people may have died because, according to the study, they didn't have medical insurance. (0.3% X 2,350=7.05) But we still don't know why they didn't have insurance. Many young people choose not to buy insurance because they are healthy, yet they die from other reasons than health care many more times than older Americans; could they be a larger sample of the uninsured in this study? It doesn't say.
If only a few of these were because of accident or the other top 3 for young people, then that can change the results dramatically. The study accounts for smoking, drinking, body mass and other factors, but if a person chooses not to have insurance, a risk, what other risks do they take. Do they not go see the doctor because they choose not to, many guys think they're tough, they'll get over what ever it is. Just adjust the number of folks that died in the uninsured group by as little as 10% or 7 folks and you even out the playing field.
I go through all this to make this statement. Don't pay attention to Alan Grayson and his grandstanding, he is the distraction, he is the flash powder that draws your attention away from the big picture, the tricks and down-right misdeeds of the leadership of the House and Senate and the White House. These are the folks we need an apology from, they are the ones pushing through a bill, over 1,500 pages, that will be the begin of, and I quote, "Fundamentally Transforming the United States of America".
And make no doubts about it, this is their goal, no matter what:
He has a plan, and it's working perrrrrrfectly!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Not exactly what they were expecting, but why not. Isn't this the man that has been traveling the world over the last 9 months, and before, trashing this country. Why the hell would the IOC want to come here of all places for the summer games of 2016.
This also shows how big Pres. Obama's ego really is. He thought that he could go over to Copenhagen and flash that big smile, show off Michelle's toned arms and have "O" Oprah....well do what ever she could do, and the the IOC would fold at their feet. And what happened, they we're the first ones show the door. Air Force 1 was just taking off when the announcement was made, the president getting a heads-up I'm sure.
Doesn't it make you feel all warm and safe inside knowing that this is the man that will be negotiating with Iran and Russia and China over Iranian nukes....I feel warm all right, but I think it's my blood pressure on the rise. He broke the first rule of presidential negotiations, you don't go unless you have a deal already. Coming home with your tail between your legs doesn't convey strength, and getting spanked by Spain and Brazil, two "power-houses" of international muscle, that looks even worse.
And not only did the IOC say no, they said "Hell No" by eliminating Chicago in the first round, saying that they had the least amount of votes. Tokyo's representatives at least put a good spin on it, after they were illuminated, by asking that they keep the games "Green". This after Michelle flew over to Europe on the presidential 727, and Barack follows a day or two later on the 747 AF 1. And add in the other Secret Service aircraft, transports for cars and other gas guzzler vehicles and that adds up to a nice size carbon footprint there wouldn't you say.
At least we know that he will spend time on things he thinks are important. He gave the general overseeing Afghanistan a whole 25 minutes to go over strategy and troop levels. I mean, like Michelle said, going over there was a "sacrifice" to say the least.
UPDATE 2:09 PM 10.02.09: Rio De Janeiro has won the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Joe Biden says that SC Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst, "You Lie" was an embarrassment. Coming from Joe, someone that has a vast knowledge and understanding of how to embarrass one's self, that really carries some weight. But in last night's Presidential address to a joint session of Congress, Joe Wilson's remark, albeit poor decorum, was the only thing we can be certain was truthful.
Even the Associated Press, not a bastion of right wing pundits, came out and said that President Obama wasn't fully upfront, ( translation: was Lying) about the facts he laid out in his speech last night.
OBAMA: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period."
THE FACTS: Though there's no final plan yet, the White House and congressional Democrats already have shown they're ready to skirt the no-new-deficits pledge.
OBAMA: "Don't pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut. ... That will never happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare."
THE FACTS: Obama and congressional Democrats want to pay for their health care plans in part by reducing Medicare payments to providers by more than $500 billion over 10 years. The cuts would largely hit hospitals and Medicare Advantage, the part of the Medicare program operated through private insurance companies.
OBAMA: Requiring insurance companies to cover preventive care like mammograms and colonoscopies "makes sense, it saves money, and it saves lives."
THE FACTS: Studies have shown that much preventive care — particularly tests like the ones Obama mentions — actually costs money instead of saving it. That's because detecting acute diseases like breast cancer in their early stages involves testing many people who would never end up developing the disease. The costs of a large number of tests, even if they're relatively cheap, will outweigh the costs of caring for the minority of people who would have ended up getting sick without the testing.
OBAMA: "Nothing in this plan will require you or your employer to change the coverage or the doctor you have."
THE FACTS: That's correct, as far as it goes. But neither can the plan guarantee that people can keep their current coverage. Employers sponsor coverage for most families, and they'd be free to change their health plans in ways that workers may not like, or drop insurance altogether. The Congressional Budget Office analyzed the health care bill written by House Democrats and said that by 2016 some 3 million people who now have employer-based care would lose it because their employers would decide to stop offering it.
In the past Obama repeatedly said, "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period." Now he's stopping short of that unconditional guarantee by saying nothing in the plan "requires" any change.
And through out his whole speech he kept on referring to his plan, "In the plan that I'm proposing" and phrases as such, but I have one question....What Plan! If you asked him, "what page can we find where it says this or says that". He has no plan of his own. There are the 2 plans being considered by the house, and another or two being considered by the Senate, so what plan is he referring to? No wonder the biggest laugh from the attending congressman and senators was when he said, "Now we still have a few details to work out...." Ya Think!
The one man telling the truth last night, Joe Wilson, will now become the whipping post for the left, and they will ignore the mis-truths and down right lies said last night. For that I'm not happy....oh but deep down inside I'm saying "thanks Joe, you're right, he has no clothes!"
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
UPDATE: Van Jones, the Green Czar has resigned, Can I get an Amen! Way to go GP and Glenn Beck. I hope this makes a trend.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This column is right on the money, I think it should be read word for word at Tea Party rallies and other events where we the people gather to make our voices heard.
Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.
545 PEOPLE By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the Speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted - by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq, it's because they want them in Iraq.
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy", "inflation", or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power.
They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
Monday, August 24, 2009
I love the part where he says to the congressman, "you've said we can keep our health insurance, Well Thank you, It's not your right to decide if I keep my insurance...."
We have given up so many rights, we need to change this country, take back the rights we've given up. 2010, is the time, to make our voices heard, and take back this country from the looters that have sold us down this road.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This is the best statement of why we must fight the health care reform Obama and the Dem. Congress are pushing. We must do all we can to stop this and return this country, this shining light on the hill, to its rightful place among the world. We are the leader of the free world, and we must stay the leader, for if not us, whom? Please listen to Mr. Hannan, and pay heed to his warning. We mustn't loose sight of from where we have come, and from whom we have come.
Our fathers gave us a form of government that is the envy of the world, and yet we let it slip our grasp, like we're hanging of a cliff, with rock and water below us, and not caring which we hit once we let go. I say don't let go, do more, climb back up on top of the mountain were we belong, and show the world what Freedom and Liberty are truly all about.
h/t Theo Spark
Thursday, August 6, 2009
These folks are just like you and me, you know, the Tea Party folks, and we have found our voices. Like the gentleman that thought it should take a little more time for us to go down the road of socialised medicine than it took for Obama to make up his mind on what kind of dog to have as the White house pet. Or the lady that pointed out that Social Security is broke, Medicare and Medicaid are broke, and the Congress wants us to let them run 17% of our economy when they can't even run a "Cash for Clunkers" program right. These people make good, valid points and make them forcefully. And what does the administration call these good citizens exercising their God given rights....An Angry Mob.
Here's Nancy Polosi throwing her 2 cents in on what she thinks about us:
Carrying Swastikas? Show me Nancy, I've never seen them, not on any video, or at any Tea Party rally. And don't you think the news rats would be jumping on this if it were true like they would on moldy chunk of Limburger in the corner. I have only seen true patriots at these rallies and town hall meeting.
Now, to the heart of the matter. All it takes is a little research and you can find that the $1 Trillion dollar price tag for the next 10 years is an outrage. I found, with just a little research that an individual can get coverage, good coverage for a cost of about $1,300 per year and very good coverage for about $1800 per year. That's a single man, 45 non-smoker living in FLA. If we, the U.S. gave the 35 million folks that don't have coverage, that's the full number the administration says don't have coverage, minus 12 million illegal aliens that should get the hell out of our country and knock on the front door.....ah, but I digress..... If we gave these folks health insurance it would cost $45,500,000,000 a year or $455 billion for 10 years. And if we could provide these folks with coverage, don't you think rates would come down. And this is without any government programs, them just paying for it through private insurance companies.
God!, it's not rocket science, if I can do the math you'd think a well educated, noise in the air, master of the universe congressman or congresswoman could count that high. Try it yourself, go on line, to a health insurance web site that provides free quotes and calculate if for your self. My plans gave me $5 million per person life time coverage, plenty of doctor visits, drug coverage, and reasonable deductibles. And again, if 35 million folks were added, don't you think the costs would go down?
Now don't get me wrong, I don't want our government paying for this, but it's not hard to go out there and do this on your own. So why don't more people do it? Because it's a freak'n free country and they don't have to......unless we allow our government to force us to.
What I find encouraging with all the "Angry Mobs" is that you can see the fear in the Congressman's faces, and that's how it should be. The government should fear the people, not the other way around. And our fear is now turning in to anger and that anger is turning in to action.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Honor a Fallen Soldier...amazing video
Killed in action the week before, the body of Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 . The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road route to be taken and the approximate time. Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice. The link below is a short travelogue of that day’s remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored.
H/T Winter Soldier & Theo Spark
Watching this, seeing the thousands of people in the small towns of GA, the flags, the police, fire departments, the uniformed men and women, it made me feel good that I'm not alone in knowing of the sacrifice our bravest give. The video is hand-held and jerky, but seeing the people and listening to the music, it makes for moving few minutes. I'm sure the vast majority of these folks never met Sergeant Beale, but they honored him because he fought for them, and he died for them.
May his family be blessed with peace and may Sergeant Beale be in the loving arms of the Father.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Now, with a little country surrounded by thugs and dictators, Chavez, Castro and Ortega, and the UN wanting to "meddle" in their business, Honduras, a western hemisphere democracy, is getting no support from our government, in fact, they are getting hammered form all sides from the Obama administration.
Props to Gateway Pundit and his relentless hounding on this story. This is the a great illustration of the difference in today's democratic party and the democratic party of our fathers generation. Obama states that he doesn't want to be seen as meddling in the affairs of our enemies like Iran, even when they are shooting protesters in the streets that are seeking to be heard by the world in their quest for democracy. He has turned a deaf ear to them, and to the vast majority of Honduran citizens that supported the ousting of their president that was trashing their constitution. And there is the reason for the Obama's unwillingness to speak out on behalf of the freedom wanting people of Honduras, they are upholding their own constitution.
The president of Honduras, Chavez-lackey Manuel Zelaya, was ginning up a group of thugs to push through a referendum that would have subverted their constitution and allowed for a vote to let him stay in office, basically to become another Chavez style dictator. This type of referendum is only allowed to be put to the people by the Honduran congress and he, with help from Chavez, was going to do it himself, which their supreme court and attorney general, all constitutionally authorized folks, said was illegal. He started the process, asking the head of the Honduran army to help and the general said NO. Zelaya fired him, the supreme court reinstated him, and Zelaya fired him again. The AG, acting under the authority of the Honduran supreme court and the constitution had Zelaya arrested by the army, the only true law enforcement in the country, and had him exiled to Costa Rica.
Is it just me or do we now seem to live in a world that is just forgetting what we did 233 year ago this coming July 4th. We created a land of freedom loving people and invited those of the world to come and join us. We pledged to support those that sought freedom and liberty in their own lands. We sacrificed our blood and treasure for the sake of liberty and in fighting those that would take it from us or deny it to others. And yet, today, we see this little country, standing on its own, with no support from our government or the rest of the world, defying all to protect what is most valuable to them, their laws that provide them the freedom and liberty to live as they choose.
We once had that fire in our bellies, do we still? Do we have the will to protect what is the last, best hope for man kind, the United States of America,the idea that we still hold on to by the threads of a stepped on, burned up, spat upon Old Glory. I say we do and the people that I know still do. They I'm sure will understand when I say, We are all Honduran today! Viva Liberty! Viva Freedom! Viva Honduras!
Pray for them and for us, for this struggle may be to big for us alone, but we are never alone in a righteous fight.
Monday, June 29, 2009
This is what Cap and Trade will get us. More oil coming from places like this, Saudi Arabian dirty oil fields and not from the technology of the US and our much cleaner oil industry. Why you ask, because with the Waxman-Markey energy bill, US oil companies will be forced, because of competition, to import even more oil, but not crude oil, but finished, refined products like gasoline, and diesel, jet fuel and the like.
With the higher costs that come with Cap and Trade, the domestic oil refineries will pay more to produce these products, and if so, will import the refined products because, here's the good part, imported refined products won't have the disadvantage of being produced here, in the US, under the Waxman-Markey Cap and TAX bill. You've heard this here before but it bares repeating, if you want less of something, TAX IT!
In this Bloomberg article, Big Oil’s Answer to Carbon Law May Be Fuel Imports , Jim Mulva of Conoco Phillips, states that the C-n-T will impose and imbalance in the costs for domestic refiners, that is will force them to import more refined product and slow or close plants here in the US to avoid the extra costs. “It will lead to the opportunity for foreign sources to bring in transportation fuels at a lower cost, which will have an adverse impact to our industry, potential shutdown of refineries and investment and, ultimately, employment,”
Contrary to President Barack Obama’s goal of reducing dependence on overseas energy suppliers, the bill would incent U.S. refiners to import more fuel, said Clayton Mahaffey, an analyst at RedChip Cos. in Maitland, Florida.
“They’ll be searching the globe for refined products that don’t carry the same level of carbon costs,” said Mahaffey, a former Exxon Corp. refinery manager.
The Bloomberg artical continues; Drivers, airlines and trucking companies would pay an additional $178 billion annually, or about $560 for each man, woman and child in the U.S., according to the API, whose 400 members include Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil and the U.S. unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company.
“That kind of price impact would significantly hurt the competitiveness of U.S. refiners versus importers,” said Glenn McGinnis, chief executive officer at Arizona Clean Fuels Yuma, a Phoenix-based company that’s attempting to build the nation’s first new refinery in three decades.
And what this bill is purported to do is decrease dependence on foreign sources of fuel, and keep the carbon foot print of the US from growing. Well, I'll think you know where I'd to put my foot print, but I'll have to make that known at the ballot box in 2010, because not one of our Florida Democrat Congressman, that includes our own Allan Greyson, voted to stop this 1300 page plus roll of TP from getting passed, they all voted for it. And they didn't even read the thing, yet they sign their names to it, that should tell you everything you need to know.
I emailed Rep. Greyson and got a response, here's part of it;
"Currently there are a number of bills being debated in the House of Representatives regarding energy policy. One of the most prominent bills, H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, recently passed the House Energy & Commerce Committee by a 33-25 vote. The bill has also been referred to 8 other House Committees who maintain jurisdiction. H.R. 2454 provides a comprehensive strategy to help reduce America's dependency on foreign oil, significantly cut carbon emissions by 2050, bolster the development and implementation of renewable energy sources, and increase overall energy efficiency standards. Because H.R. 2454 has not come before either of my committees, I have not able to participate in the initial discussions regarding the bill. However, please know that I will keep the best interests of my constituents in mind should an energy bill come before the House for a vote. "
The highlighted section shows one of the goals, "to help reduce America's dependency on foreign oil". He also goes on about how he hasn't been in on the discussions about the bill because it hasn't come up in any of his committees. And this response was dated June 26th, 2009, and low and behold, the bill passed June 26th, 2009. What a piece of work this guy is, not reading the bill and voting to pass it, and he has the sack to tell me, "However, please know that I will keep the best interests of my constituents in mind "........ what a joke.
This bill will not protect the environment because we will import from countries that don't give a rip about it. It will not reduce our dependence as I've stated above, but it will lower our standard of living by imposing artificial caps on our use of energy. This bill, based on the junk science global warming, will only speed the downfall of this great nation, and dim the shining light on the hill.