Thursday, June 25, 2009

Speak out on "Cap and Trade"

You might be asking yourself why I would want to make a post about the cap and trade bill coming up for a vote tomorrow in the House of Representatives, or link to an article like this one. What does that have to do with prepping?

Well, according to the linked article, this bill:

--has the potential to really, really, really negatively affect our energy bills.

--could cause food prices to go the wrong way---up, up, up.

I don't want to have to resort to using what could be considered emergency supplies before I have to in either the energy or food arenas. These problems are only two of the problems I see with this bill, but aren't they reason enough?

I hope that you are against this legislation as well, but whether you agree with me or not, I ask you to contact your Representatives about this matter as soon as you can--it's scheduled to go to a vote tomorrow. If you are in Idaho, our Representatives are:

Congressman Walt Minnick

Congressman Michael Simpson

If you are not in Idaho, you can find your Representative's contact information here. You will need your zipcode to access information.

The bill is H.R. 2454, but asking them to vote against the cap and trade bill will help everyone. Food and energy prices are at sticker shock levels for many already. The good news is that the previously linked article also indicates that the result of the vote is not set in stone.

I just got off the phone with Congressman Minnick's office. His staff indicated that he has not yet made a decision on this legislation. This may be true with other Representatives as well. Your voice can make a difference.

3 comments:

matthiasj said...

I hope this doesn't pass. It would be the "final blow" to the economy.

matthiasj
Kentucky Preppers Network

Sondra said...

Thanks for all of this information.

I just sent an email to Walt Minnick and Mike Simpson - with your wonderful links.

I always like to stay involved... but sometimes I miss things. Thanks for all of this great information.

I sure hope they do the right thing for our state and nation and vote against it. I just shake my head as I watch our government destroy our economy and future. It is scary .... and I am really trying to prepare to get through whatever happens.

Marie said...

MatthiasJ--I hope it doesn't pass--I agree that the effects would be absolutely devastating to the economy. Hope that people are writing and calling like crazy because their Representatives will listen to their constituents more tahn anyone else. Thanks for your comment!

Sondra--I think it's very scary as well, and one of the scary things about it is that they are bombarding us with new legislation all the time, so fast that it is hard to keep up with. Thanks so much for your comment, and especially for contacting our Representatives--here's hoping it doesn't pass!