ALERT: There's a dangerous bill creeping through Congress right now... and it's being snuck through pretending to be a pro-environmental bill.
It's NOT. It's nothing more than a new TAX scheme to take OUR money and wreck the American economy!
This bill, H.R. 2454, "The American Clean Energy and Security Act," also known as the Waxman-Markey plan (or Cap-and-Trade/Cap-and-Tax), was recently passed out of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and we are urging all members of Congress to oppose consideration of this bill. This bill raises taxes on American families, increases the cost of energy, and eliminates American jobs. These are NOT proposals Americans can afford during the current economic crisis!
The Waxman-Markey bill will increase energy costs by $1,500 annually for the typical family of four. The Heritage Foundation estimates that even with the estimated 26 percent reduction in electricity use, electric bills will increase $754 with the Waxman-Markey plan. Additionally, from 2012 to 2035, a typical family will spend $12,200 more on its electric bill than in the absence of Waxman-Markey.
Despite the attempts in Waxman-Markey to decrease gas consumption by 15 percent, gas prices will still increase. As a result of the Waxman-Markey plan, an average American family of four will pay an additional $596 for gas usage in 2035. From 2012 to 2035, the Waxman-Markey plan will cost them an additional $7,500 in gas costs.
Before all the damage is done from Waxman-Markey, a family of four will see its direct energy costs rise by $22,800 from 2012 to 2035.
But wait -- there's more! The Waxman-Markey plan doesn't just raise taxes and increase energy costs -- it's expected to end 1,105,000 American jobs annually! The proposed Cap-and-Trade scheme will result in a loss of nearly 2,500,000 million American jobs. Now more than ever, America needs economic policies that lead to job creation, NOT job destruction.
This bill MUST be stopped, NOW!
TAKE ACTION: A recent poll indicated that 52 percent of registered American voters OPPOSE the cap-and-trade policy contained in the Waxman-Markey plan. Fifty-eight percent said they were unwilling to pay additional money for electricity to combat climate change. Sixty-eight percent disagreed with the notion that Congress should enact a "carbon tax" to encourage consumers to decrease their electricity usage. More than 50 percent opposed ANY carbon tax used to fund energy research. And 73 percent of respondents placed the economy FIRST among issue priorities.
PLEASE, send a FREE message right away, urging YOUR U.S. Representative to OPPOSE H.R. 2454, "The American Clean Energy and Security Act," also known as the Waxman-Markey plan (or Cap-and-Trade/Cap-and-Tax. Just copy & paste the link below in your browser:
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