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.