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“The Cap and Trade bill passed in the House and now is in the Senate.  A lot has been said about the enormous tax hit and energy price hikes to every tax payer that will follow this bill, but not much has been leaked about the impact on your ability to sell and maintain your home.  Read on..

H.R. 2454, the “Cap & Trade” bill passed by the House of Representatives,  if also passed by the Senate, will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced. The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year.

No one is excluded. However, once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure these voters get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you Mr. and Mrs. Middle Class America will have to pay even more since additional tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else.



But wait. This bill (that no one in Congress appears to have actually read) has many more surprises in it.

Probably the worst one is this:

A year from now you won’t be able to sell your house. The caveat is (there always is a caveat) that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes (“mobile homes”) are included.

In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.

To get this permission, you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured. Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be forced to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements. Then you will have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a “label” in the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner.

If you don’t get a high enough rating, you can’t sell. And, the EPA administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act.

The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade program (AKA the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009”) and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards he alone determines to be in the government’s best interest.

Requirements are set low initially so the bill will pass Congress; then the Administrator can set much tougher new standards every year. The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for private and commercial residences and buildings. However, the EPA administrator can set higher standards at any time.

Sect. 202 Building Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across America .

Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Act, you won’t be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act.

You had better sell soon, because the standards will be raised each year and will be really hard (i.e, ex$pen$ive) to meet in a few years.

The Act allows the government to give you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the retrofit program requirements if you meet certain energy efficiency levels. But, wait, the State can set additional requirements on who qualifies to receive the grants. You should expect requirements such as “can’t have an income of more than $50K per year”, “home selling price can’t be more than $125K”, or anything else to target the upper middle class (and that’s YOU) and prevent them from qualifying for the grants. Most of us won’t get a dime and will have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own pockets. More transfer of wealth, more “change you can believe in.”



Sect. 204 Building Energy Performance Labeling Program establishes a labeling program that for each individual residence will identify the
achieved energy efficiency performance for “at least 90 percent of the residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this
Act.”

This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential homes in the U.S. must be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to enforce the labeling program. The Secretary of the Department of Energy will get an additional $20M each year to help enforce the labeling program. Some of this money will, of course, be spent on coming up with tougher standards each year. Oh, the label will be like a license for your car.

You will be required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home and will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label.

And, just like your car license, you will probably be required to get a new label every so often – maybe every year. But, the government estimates the cost of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should only cost about $200 each time. Remember what they said about the auto smog inspections when they first started: that in California it would only cost $15. That was when the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection and certificate; a 333% increase. Expect the same from the home labeling program.

Sect. 304 Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes establishes new energy efficiency guidelines for the National Building Code and mandates at 304(d) that 1 year after enactment of this Act, all state and local jurisdictions must adopt the National Building Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain a certification from the federal government that their state and/or local codes have been brought into full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency standards.



Here is the link for the bill:

http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h2454pcs.txt.pdf



Home owners take note & tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!!! Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Act, you won’t be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act.

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These recent news articles, books, blog posts and/or videos should give every God, Country & Family Loving American Citizen enough reason to be concerned with the disgusting actions that have been covertly taken by this President and his administration since day one, with the help of the Main Stream Media, that I adamantly believe are systematically eroding our Constitutional Rights and will ultimately destroy this Great Country of Ours –You Decide:

A.  National & Homeland Security Issues:

Time to Act Like a President:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/28/AR2009092802484.html

Hoekstra: “Obama Missed Chance to Confront Iran at U.N.”:

http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/Hoekstra_nuclear_iran/2009/10/01/267222.html

McCain: Nuclear Iran ‘Very Likely’:

http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/mccain_nuclear_iran/2009/10/01/267232.html?s=al&promo_code=8B08-1

Eagleburger: “Use Military Option on Iran”:

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/eagleburger_iran_nukes/2009/10/02/267714.html?s=al&promo_code=8B08-1

43 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforcements:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/10/01/43-u-s-troops-have-died-in-afghanistan-since-gen-mcchrystal-called-for-reinforcements/

3 U.S. Troops Have Died in Afghanistan Since Gen. McChrystal Called for Reinforcements:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/54807

Candidate Obama Repeatedly Said He Would Reinforce U.S. Troops in Afghanistan:

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=54753

White House Starts Review of Afghan Strategy:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125427038855351227.html

U.S. commander in Afghanistan talked with Obama only once:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/29/u-s-commander-in-afghanistan-talked-with-obama-only-once/

Time for sanctions against Iran:

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1573581.html

Iran Tests Advanced Missiles, Threatens Israel On Public Television:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133617

Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related To Gaza
Memorandum for the Secretary of State [FR Doc. E9-2488
Filed 2-3-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 4710-10-P:

http://www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488

ISLAM ON CAPITOL HILL 2009:

http://islamoncapitolhill.com/Home_Page.html

Obama flubs Foreign Policy:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/28/obama-flubs-foreign-policy/

Obama team clears 75 at Guantanamo for release:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/29/obama-team-clears-75-at-guantanamo-for-release/

Obama Administration Frees Three More Gitmo Detainees:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/28/obama-administration-frees-three-more-gitmo-detainees/

Obama Legacy: Youth Unemployment 52.2%:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/28/obama-legacy-youth-unemployment-52-2/

Obama Lied, Soldiers Died:

http://www.redstate.com/haystack/2009/09/23/obama-lied-soldiers-died/

McChrystal: More Forces or ‘Mission Failure’:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/22/mcchrystal-more-forces-or-mission-failure/

What’s the Rush? “White House Says Troop Levels Are Only One Part of U.S. Policy in Afghanistan”:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/09/whats-the-rush-white-house-says-troop-levels-are-only-one-part-of-us-policy-in-afghanistan-.html

Iran Test-Fires More Missiles:

http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=42407089001&s=al&promo_code=8A9E-1

U.S. and Allies Warn Iran Over Nuclear ‘Deception’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/26/world/middleeast/26nuke.html?nl=us&emc=politicsemailema1

Broad Coalition Calls For Action On Iran:

http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/iran_united_nations_obama/2009/09/25/264890.html

Cops, deputies warned again about right-wing ‘terrorists’ SPLC alarm: ‘Militiamen, white supremacists, anti-Semites, nativists, tax protesters coalescing’:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=111078

Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/25/administration-will-cut-border-patrol-deployed-on-u-s-mexico-border/

Obama Cuts Border Patrol Agents:

http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=42053362001&s=al&promo_code=8A85-1

Who is Threatening the Life of President Obama?

http://www.usasurvival.org/ck092009.html

B.  Constitutional Rights Issues:

SOVEREIGNTY AND FREEDOM IS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK:

http://www.newswithviews.com/Roth/laurie182.htm

Ron Paul: Obama Czars Are Unconstitutional:

http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=41840825001&s=al&promo_code=8A85-1

Legislation Still Under the Radar Would Devastate U.S. Gun Ownership Rights:

http://www.personalliberty.com/freedom-concerns/legislation-still-under-the-radar-would-devastate-u-s-gun-ownership-rights/

C.  Issues with President Obama & His Administration:

President Admits He is A Muslim:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28

41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes — and they’re not alonePosted on LA Times-By Andrew Malcolm-On September 10, 2010:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/09/congress-taxes-irs.html

Radicals in the Obama Adminstration:

http://exposingliberallies.blogspot.com/2009/08/radicals-in-obama-adminstration.html

Obama ‘  Czars’ – A Zionist Shadow Government:

http://www.realzionistnews.com/?p=407

The C-SPAN Lie? See Eight Clips of Obama Promising Televised Healthcare Negotiations:

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=Gd2GZu8z8z

If B’s Were F’s, Obama Still Wouldn’t Deserve a B-Plus:

http://townhall.com/columnists/DavidLimbaugh/2009/12/15/if_bs_were_fs,_obama_still_wouldnt_deserve_a_b-plus

FRAUD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzcMeNUUQ8g&feature=email

Morning Bell: Howard Dean Is Right, This Is Not Health Care Reform:

http://blog.heritage.org/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Obama’s Whiny Blame GameBy Michael Goodwin, NY Post-On December 9, 2009:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/bam_whiny_blame_game_PURJ6DX8UebOzv0o1t0yQI#ixzz0ZF9XUdHB

Ex-Envoy Indyk Flunks Obama, Mitchell on ‘Mideast 101’:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/134613

Exit Ramps: “Democrats Grow Restless on Afghanistan Strategy”By ABC News’ Rick Klein-On November 24, 2009:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/11/democrats-grow-restless-on-afghanistan-strategy.html

A Failed Presidency Is Now Unavoidable:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/11/20/a-failed-presidency-is-now-unavoidable/

Project 21 Members Protest Jesse Jackson Linking Racial Identity to ObamaCare Vote:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21PR-Jesse_Jackson_Healthcare_112009.html

A Health Bill Nobody Believes In:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/11/20/morning-bell-a-health-bill-nobody-believes-in/

National Debt Now Tops $12 Trillion:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/11/18/national-debt-now-tops-12-trillion/

Story of Jobs: “Administration Faces Credibility Gap, as Talk Grows of New Stimulus”:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/11/story-of-jobs-administration-faces-credibility-gap-as-talk-grows-of-new-stimulus.html

The Fake Jobs of Obama’s Failed Stimulus:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/11/17/morning-bell-the-fake-jobs-of-obamas-failed-stimulus/

The Magically Appearing Stimulus Jobs:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/11/the-magically-appearing-stimulus-jobs.html

Obama Admin Slashed 60,000 Jobs From Recent Stimulus Report:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/abc-news-exclusive-obama-administration-slashed-60000-jobs/story?id=9095621

Morning Bell: “The Obama Jobs Gap Grows Again”:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/10/02/morning-bell-the-obama-jobs-gap-grows-again/

263,000 Jobs Lost in September, Far More Than Forecast:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/business/economy/03jobs.html?_r=1&hp

Obama’s Work Ethic:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/10/01/obamas-work-ethic/

Morning Bell: “The Obama Czar State Is About To Kill The Economy”:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/10/01/morning-bell-the-obama-czar-state-is-about-to-kill-the-economy/

Obamacare Puts One-Fifth of U.S. On Welfare:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/11/16/obamacare-puts-one-fifth-of-us-on-welfare/

The Vapor Bill – Congress’ Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare’:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/10/02/the-vapor-bill-–-congress’-secret-plan-to-pass-obamacare-update/

Clinton Issues Holiday Greetings to Muslims, Not Jews:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133674

Hawaii AG Mark Bennett Approved Fukino’s Natural-Born Citizen Statement: “All Records Should Be Made Public According To Law”:

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2009/10/01/terrik-investigation-part-3-hawaii-ag-mark-bennett-approved-fukinos-natural-born-citizen-statement-all-records-should-be-made-public-according-to-law/

White House Mum on Gadhafi Grants:

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/white_house_gaddafi_/2009/09/28/265569.html?s=al&promo_code=8A95-1

Obama ‘Safe school czar’ encouraged child sex with an older man:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/30/obama-safe-school-czar-encouraged-child-sex-with-an-older-man/

Jackson: Confusion & Fear Factors Against to Healthcare Bill:

http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=42081331001&s=al&promo_code=8A9E-1

Senate Panel Kills Government Healthcare Plan:

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/healthcare_public_option/2009/09/29/266165.html?s=al&promo_code=8ABA-1

Bill Frist: Healthcare Bill Could Implode System:

http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=42083034001&s=al&promo_code=8A9E-1

Morning Bell: “Obamacare Puts Transparency and Accountability on Death Bed”:

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/09/25/morning-bell-obamacare-puts-transparency-and-accountability-on-death-bed/

Clinton: “Right-wing conspiracy aims at Obama”:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/28/clinton-right-wing-conspiracy-aims-at-obama/

Obama Plans Internet Grab: FCC to Embrace ‘Net Neutrality’:

http://www.newsmax.com/headlines/obama_internet_fcc/2009/09/20/262385.html?s=al&promo_code=8961-1

The Day ObamaCare Died – Sung by Barack Obama:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3KDmEvNmJ0

D.  President Obama’s Ties to Bill Ayers, Founder of Weather Underground:

Author confirms Bill Ayers helped Obama write ‘Dreams’ “New release on president’s marriage verifies work of WND’s Jack Cashill pointing to ex-terrorist’s role”:

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=110784

E.  Issues With President Obama’s Ties To ACORN:

Watching ACORN Get Chopped Down:

http://www.personalliberty.com/conservative-politics/watching-acorn-get-chopped-down/

Obama’s Top Aide Gaspard Tied to ACORN:

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama_acorn_gaspard/2009/09/28/265678.html?s=al&promo_code=8AA5-1

ACORN’s Man in the White House:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2009/09/28/acorns-man-in-the-white-house/

ACORN Operative in White House:

http://video.newsmax.com/?bcpid=20972460001&bclid=22770166001&bctid=42484643001&s=al&promo_code=8A9E-1

IRS Severs Ties With ACORN Over Scandal:

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/us_acorn_irs/2009/09/23/263856.html?s=al&promo_code=8A5D-1

ACORN Sues Hidden-Camera Filmmakers:

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/us_acorn_lawsuit/2009/09/23/263910.html?s=al&promo_code=8A5D-1

F.  Issues With The Main Stream Media (MSM):

Relationship Between GE, NBC and White House:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/2009/09/steve-milloy-on-o-factor-discussing.html

No government bailout for newspapers:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/No-government-bailout-for-newspapers-8320229.html

Rallies catch fire against Obama’s ‘Minion Media’ ‘Operation: “Can You Hear Us Now?’ exploding 1 week after WND report”:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=110672

Bozell Grassroots Message: The Power of the Alternative Media:

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=GdkUkUkU8z

Note: They also overwhelmingly support my recent blog post –You Decide:

Have Americans Stopped Having Confidence In Their Government-Why?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/have-americans-stopped-having-confidence-in-their-government/

“Food For Thought”

“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

Semper Fi!

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