Henry Waxman’s Cap and Trade Bill has passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee on a 33 to 25 vote with all but 4 Democrats and 1 Republican voting for it. Be aware that this bill will increase the price of any product that uses fossil fuel energy in it’s production, which means everything! Of course besides the increase in products your home energy bill will show a considerable jump over the next couple of years. HOW’S THAT CHANGE WORKING FOR YOU?
Unless you are happy about this indirect tax increase I would suggest that you contact your congressman and let him know that you expect him to vote against this bill. Besides increasing our cost of living it will also succeed in driving jobs out of our country and putting some people out of business.
In the Virginia 5th District contact Tom Periello at:
520 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4711
Fax: (202) 225-5681
I am pretty sure Mr. Perriello supports this bill but if enough of us contact him we may be able to change his mind. Additional information about the cost of this bill can be found in this Wall Street Journal article.