And Waxman-Markey thinks YOU are stupid enough to support this dumb idea:
Now Congress is trying to pass a new law called ‘Cap and Trade,’ which is really just another new energy tax. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the new tax could cost you between 61 cents and $1.60 for every gallon of gas you buy. Economists think this could cost the average family $3,100 a year. I’m working hard to defeat this new tax.
Funny how that huge tax increase on everybody who drives doesn’t seem to resonate in the media. Huh.
I have a feeling it would resonate with the consumer.
That passage above is from this link at the site of my congressman, Peter Roskam (Ill.). I sent him an email today requesting that he vote no on that legislation, before I knew how strongly he already opposed it. He doesn’t like the Waxman-Markey bill. He is a smart man.
You can also find this graphic at that link, reflecting the cost of gas in Chicago, which already pays the highest prices in the nation, and which could increase by up to $1.60:
Thanks, but no. Sorry … I’m really trying to cut down.