Hear, Hear Rep Boehner (R): Cap & Trade – 5 Hours of Debate? (Video)

Some sanity makes it to the floor of the Congress…

And yes Mr. Boehner, the Congress should read and understand a bill BEFORE it is voted on.



Dereliction of Duty: Houses Passes Cap & Trade Without Reading

The question that every single citizen of these United States should be this: Why didn’t my representative read the bill he/she voted on?

Why indeed? What ever happened to push back? to reasonable, methodical accounting prior to legislating away the freedoms of the peoples of a country?

What was the rush? N. Pelosi’s pending vacation? or the slipping popularity of the President? or is the strategy simply to hit hard, hit fast before anyone gets an opportunity to take a breath and consider what is happening?

Oh. And just reported, the bill was not even in the well of the chamber as required by the House when voting on a bill. This bill was 1200 pages with a 300 page amendment added at 3AM.

Supreme Court Overturns Sotomayor Discrimination Ruling!

Yup. Seems that the SC nominee was a light weight in her opinion regarding the white CT fire fighters being denied a promotion because only 2 hispanics and no blacks passed the promotion exam…even though the exam was specifically designed to eliminate any discrimination. Seems that the outcome is all that matters, not the actual law for the appeals court judges.

Is this a further glimpse into Ms. Sotomayor’s qualifications?


Father Barron on Pres. Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope”

Interesting prospective on moral relativism and absolutism. The struggle to make the philosophy fit the stance.


Father Barron Video: On Corruption (Political as seen in Bible)

Interesting info about the inherit issues with power and politics, especially divorced from God.


Video: Timeline of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Worries


April 2003 – Bush Admin warns of financial issues via Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac if regulation not implemented
Sept 2003 – Barney Frank says worries about Fannie/Freddie was fanciful and blocks legislation to regulate
May 2005 – Greenspan warns of systemic financial risk of not regulating Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac after accounting screw-ups come to light
Charles Schumer (D) pushes back
May 2006 – McCain pressing for more regulation of Fannie & Freddie. House passes (all Dems vote against) Republicans don’t bring to Senate for vote.

How is Barney Frank on the Financial Services Committee?

Cap & Trade: New Tax, Federal Power Grab, Central Planning

    It is clear that cap-and-trade is very expensive and amounts to nothing more than an energy tax in disguise. After all, when you sweep aside all the complexities of how cap and trade operates–and make no mistake, this is the most convoluted attempt at economic central planning this nation has ever attempted–the bottom line is that cap and trade works by raising the cost of energy high enough so that individuals and businesses are forced to use less of it. Inflicting economic pain is what this is all about. That is how the ever-tightening emissions targets will be met.

Frightening analysis given by Ben Lieberman, Senior Policy Analyst for Energy and Environment in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

    What are those costs? According to the analysis we conducted at The Heritage Foundation, which is attached to my written statement, the higher energy costs kick in as soon as the bill’s provisions take effect in 2012. For a household of four, energy costs go up $436 that year, and they eventually reach $1,241 in 2035 and average $829 annually over that span. Electricity costs go up 90 percent by 2035, gasoline by 58 percent, and natural gas by 55 percent by 2035. The cumulative higher energy costs for a family of four by then will be nearly $20,000.

Interesting timing on when the bill goes into effect – just AFTER the next Presidential election…

Look for loss of jobs, outsourcing to China & India (who will not impose energy caps), higher food prices due to the amount of energy needed for farming. Those impacted most? The poor in non-urban areas.