Thursday, July 02, 2009

Some Light Summer Reading: Doing the job that CERTAIN Americans won't do.

If anyone is interested, here is the Cap Your Trade bill The Pile Of Shit.
The section on Housing starts on page 297: Title II Energy Efficiency. Be the first on your block to read it!

A round up of opinions on just one horrible mandate of the bill: Mandatory energy audits because of a National building code that OVERRIDES state and local codes. Now, how did the federal government get the power to do that? States that don't bend over and comply with the big bosses in DC won't get their share of the "sugar." "Sugar" that we don't have and that the states have been able to live without until now.

From a fellow Virginian: Blake Yount at the Norfolk Examiner: (emphasis mine)
"...the bill stipulates that state codes match the national codes, or the said state codes will be nullified, and states will lose federal funding and carbon allowances. Remember, in this new world of cap and trade, the federal government has the authority to "allow" businesses within a state or community to conduct operations and emit carbon. Thus, millions of private sector jobs would be politicized under cap and trade. This type of politicization can only be found throughout history in societies governed by tyrants."
Real Estate Blog:
"The bill forces sellers to have an energy inspection prior to being able to sell their home. Windows, appliances and insulation will have to be inspected and approved by a government inspector and modifications would have to be made for compliance before you can close the sale."
A good summary of some provisions at CNSNews:
"The purpose of such a strategy – known as the Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) – would be to “facilitate” the retrofitting of existing buildings nationwide."
John Boehner gives us his take on this "pile of shit."

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

I can't seem to find the authorization for these powers that Congress is seizing for themselves anywhere in my copy of the Constitution. Where in that document does it allow the Federal Government to pick and choose which industries fail and which prosper?(Yes, I know. No industries will prosper.)

DC should not be allowed to run roughshod over the rights of the states and the people. The States should not be subservient to the federal government except where that is specifically described in the Constitution.

When states stop being whores for our tax money, perhaps we might regain some freedom.

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