Monday, June 29, 2009

Letter to my Senators Opposing "Cap and Trade"

I sent this today.  "Cap and Trade" will be a disaster for the United States if it becomes law.

Please OPPOSE the "Cap and Trade" bill currently being backed by the Obama Administration, and which recently passed the House.  If this bill becomes law, it will be a disaster for the United States.

Aside from being laden with pork and based on dubious science, the Cap and Trade bill includes a tariff on imports from countries which do not meet American pollution standards.  That includes major trading partners like China.  Just as the Smoot-Hawley Tariff worsened the Great Depression by inciting a trade war, Cap and Trade will damage global commerce already reeling from the effects of the current recession.

Further, even if American industry is saddled with additional carbon controls by Cap and Trade, foreign countries will not be, making us even more non-competitve with devloping nations like China and India.  That means even more Americans will lose their jobs, and the costs of imported goods will rise.

The American People oppose this odious bill.  Please listen to them, because if it's enacted and it causes further unemployment, American voters WILL remember it when it comes time to cast their ballots.

Thank you.

"Cap and Trade" passed the House last Friday but it still has to get passed in the Senate before it can go to Obama and be signed into law.  We still have a chance at stopping this abomination but only if the Senate hears from the American people.

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