Thursday, June 25, 2009

O'come on! Obama

Did you watch the ABC special last night where Obama sat down and talked about Socialism, I mean Universal health care? Well, I didn't watch the whole thing as I probably should have, because I didn't want to go to bed angry and frustrated (we have been trying to keep them out of the house). Let's just say I do NOT agree with the "plans" for universal Healthcare mostly because there aren't. They are planning on trying to pass something without first knowing exactly what they are going to do. The devil is in the details. Anyway, I didn't really want to talk about that.

What I DO want to talk about is Cap-and-Trade. Wait, haven't heard of it lately? I'm not surprised. It seems they are using universal healthcare as a hot topic so they can sweep cap and trade right by us. Basically the point of cap and trade is to increase the price of electricity so we won't use as much. Doesn't sound too bad, but an increase in electricity will increase our costs all over. For example, the grocery store has to pay more for electricity and therefore they pass that extra cost on to us for our food. Same goes for schools, etc. The US news world report said that "the cap-and-trade approach is the equivalent of a permanent tax increase for the average American household, which was estimated to be $1,100 in 2008, would rise to $1,437 by 2015, to $1,979 in 2030, and $2,979 in 2050." So my advice for today: Call your congressman and tell them to vote AGAINST cap-and-trade TOMORROW! unless you want to pay more. if you do, I suggest you just pay for my electric bill.

5 comments:

Spaz said...

Best line from last night. Obama, "...but because the public plan will have lower administrative costs..." what goverment program has lower administrative costs than the private sector. It costs over a trillion dollars a year just to collect taxes.

On the more timely topic, call your congress person and stop cap and trade. Then call your senator and stop Card Check.

Grandpa and Grandma B said...

I wrote my congressman about universal health care particularly in light of our experiences with it in Romania and Iceland. I then wrote my Senator about the cap and trade bill. I first found she helped sponsor the orginial bill back in 2007. So I dug a little and found a good quote from the WSJ. I doubt with her background it will do much good but at least she knows someone is watching.

Nessa said...

I swear...sometimes the gov't really sucks! I for one do NOT want my bills going up at all!

Heather said...

Sometimes?

Heidi Wimmer said...

I have never been so thankful to have John McCain as my Sentor!!!