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You won't believe t whats in cap and trade!!

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by striper, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. striper

    striper Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    You won

    on't want to be bothered with "Political
    >stuff?" You'd better read this one. It will come as a huge shock to
    >you if you aren't informed as to what Obama is up to, and it has already passed
    >one hurdle. It will take very little now to put it into actual law!!


    So you think you live in a free country.

    Boy have you got a surprise coming.
    >A License Required for your HOUSE?
    >If you own your home you really need to check this out. At the end of this email
    >is the Google link to verify. If the country thinks the housing market is
    >depressed now, wait until everyone sees this. No one will be buying homes in the
    >We encourage you to read the provisions of the
    >Cap and Trade Bill that has passed the House of Representatives and are being considered
    >by the Senate. We are ready to join the next march on Washington ! This Congress and their
    >"experts" are truly out to destroy the middle class of the U.S.A.
    >A License will be required for your house...no longer just for cars and mobile homes....Thinking about selling your
    >house? Take a look at H.R. 2454 (Cap and Trade bill). This is
    >unbelievable! Home owners take note and tell your friends and relatives
    >who are home owners!
    >Beginning one year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be
    >able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water
    >efficiency standards of this "Cap & Trade" bill, passed by the House of
    >Representatives. If it is also passed by the Senate, it will be the largest tax increase any
    >of us has ever experienced.

    The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly
    >non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four
    >will be $6,800 per year. No one is excluded. However,
    >once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure that these
    >voters will get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new
    >cost. Thus, you Mr. And Mrs. Middle Class have to pay even more since additional
    >tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else..
    >But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many
    >more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this: A year from now
    >you won't be able to sell your house without some bureaucrat's OK. Yes, you read that right.

    >The caveat (there always is a caveat) is that if you have enough money to
    >make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then
    >forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are included. In effect, this
    >bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.

    To get this permission,
    >you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured. Then the government will tell you
    >what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be required to
    >make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act, to comply
    >with the new energy and water efficiency requirements.

    Then you will
    >have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a "label" in the Act) that
    >must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of
    >like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner.
    >If you don't get a high enough rating, you can't sell.

    And, the EPA administrator is authorized
    >to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases
    >built into the Act. The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run
    >the Cap & Trade program (AKA the "American Clean Energy and Security Act
    >of 2009") and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards
    >he/she alone determines to be in the government's best interest. Requirements are
    >set low initially so the bill will pass Congress. Then the Administrator can set new
    >standards every year.
    >The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for private
    >and commercial residences and buildings. However, the EPA administrator can set
    >higher standards at any time. Sect. 202 - Building Retrofit Program mandates a national
    >retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across

    Beginning one year after enactment
    >of the Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply
    >with its energy and water efficiency standards. You had better sell soon, because
    >the standards will be raised each year and will be really hard (expen$ive) to meet
    >in a few years. Oh, goody!

    The Act allows the government to give
    >you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the retrofit program requirements
    >IF you meet certain energy efficiency levels. But, wait, the State can set additional
    >requirements on who qualifies to receive the grants. You should expect requirements
    >such as "can't have an income of more than $50K per year", "home selling price can't
    >be more than $125K", or anything else to target the upper middle class (that includes YOU?)
    >and prevent you from qualifying for the grants.

    Most of us won't get a dime and will
    >have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own pockets. More transfer
    >of wealth, more "change you can believe in." Sect. 204 - Building Energy Performance
    >Labeling Program establishes a labeling program that for each individual residence
    >will identify the achieved energy efficiency performance for "at least 90 percent
    >of the residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this
    >This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential
    >homes in the U.S. must be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to enforce the labeling program.
    >The Secretary of the Department of Energy will get an additional $20M each year
    >to help the EPA. Some of this money will, of course, be spent on coming
    >up with tougher standards each year...
    >Oh, the label will be like a license for your car.
    >You will be required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home
    >and will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label. And, just like your car license, you will probably be required to get a
    >new label every so often - maybe every year.

    But, the government estimates the cost
    >of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should only cost about $200 each
    >time. Remember what they said about the
    >auto smog inspections when they first started: that in California? It would only
    >cost $15. That was when the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection
    >and certificate.

    Expect the same from the home
    >labeling program. Sect. 304 - Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes establishes
    >new energy efficiency guidelines for the National Building Code and mandates at
    >304(d) that one year after enactment of this Act, all state and local jurisdictions
    >must adopt the National Building Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain
    >a certification from the federal government that their state and/or local codes
    >have been brought into full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency
    >CHECK OUT a few of the sites;

    >Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home
    >target="_blank">http://www.nachi. org/forum/ f14/cap-and- trade-license-
    >required- your-home- 44750/

    HR2454 American Clean Energy & Security Act:
    >target="_blank">http://www.govtrack .us/congress/ bill.xpd? bill=h111-

    Cap & Trade A license required for your home:

    Cap and trade is a license to cheat and steal:
    >target="_blank">http://www.sfexamin er.com/opinion/ columns/oped_ contributors/
    >Cap-and-trade- is-a-license- to-cheat- and-steal- 45371937. html
    >Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home:

    Thinking about selling you House? Look at HR 2454:


    >target="_blank">www.google.com/ search?hl= en&source=hp&ie=ISO-8859-
    >1&q=A+License+ required+ for+your+ home-+Cap+ and+Trade&btnG=Google+ Search
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