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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Some tidbits

I will open this post with two quotes. The first is from the blog Mere Rhetoric.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) enlisted two senior committee members to help assemble the House energy bill... The authors' bottom line was a cap that would gradually reduce greenhouse gas emissions... When Obama entered the fray on May 5, summoning all 36 committee Democrats to the White House, he didn't make a single demand. Rather, participants say, he pointed to a portrait of Abraham Lincoln and said, "He had a chance to affect history. You, too, have a chance to affect history."

The second is from the man that the king liberal pointed to. The 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

"Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."

Now, does the man that the king liberal pointed to sound like the same man that said that the rich should be an encouragement to others? I think not.

Now, this is in regard to the Cap & Trade bill that passed the House by a vote of 219-212. 44 Democrats voted against it. 8 Republicans voted for it. That's right, if even half of the Republicans that voted for it, the bill will never have gotten out of the House. The 8 that voted for this tax hike are from the states of California, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Illinois and Washington. As a matter of fact, this will be the LARGEST tax hike in US history if it gets past the Senate.

Speaking of the Senate, the Democrats now control 60 seats in the Senate. Yes, Al Frankin is now, officially, the second Senator from Minnesota.

Now, back to the Cap & Trade bill. The bill that got through the House includes a 300 page amendment that was added at 3:00 AM the morning of the vote. This amendment would give Democrat Marcy Kaptur in, Ohio , $3.5BILLION to hand out as she sees fit for "green" technology. That is what they needed for her vote. That's just ONE vote. Inside the rest of this bill are things like having to have your home inspected by the EPA prior to you selling it. This is also a bill the the king liberal even said, last year, that would cause utility bills to, NECESSARILY, sky rocket. He actually admitted that the cost to the utility companies would be passed on to the consumer.

So, he actually gets it. That when you raise taxes for companies, they aren't the ones who pay those taxes. It gets passed on to the consumers. The costs go up, so the price goes up. He actually admitted that the people he is hurting are the very people that he has promised to help.

We NEED to get a hold of our Senators and tell them that we will not stand for this. This bill needs to be defeated in the Senate. That is our last chance. Otherwise, we will be paying out of our noses.

The next thing I want to mention is that Sarah Palin will resign as Governor of Alaska. Effective at the end of this month. No matter what the reasons are, or her future plans, I wish her and her family well in whatever they decide to do.

Now, I saved the most important for last. I have given nearly 20 yrs. of my life in defense of this country and the way of life that many have come to take for granted. On this 4th of July, Independence Day, the day we celebrate the Birthday of the GREAT COUNTRY, I will celebrate my last one in uniform. I would like to take the time to recognize the men and women who are currently serving in uniform. These are the people who need our gratitude. They are the people who keep us safe, day and night. Along with those, are the men and women who have gone before us. It is because of them, I have had the opportunity to defend the people of this country. I thank them. And, we can't forget the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country. I can never express what that means to me. To know that someone, who I don't even know was willing to give their life so that I could enjoy the freedoms and liberties that I do.

So Happy Birthday to the United States of America. And may GOD continue BLESS AMERICA!

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