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What about the clean energy bill?

What do you know about it? Wat do you thnk about it?

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Asked by rachel92782 at 1:17 AM on Jul. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:23 AM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • It's a load of hogwash so that the fed, al gore, and a bunch of others can make a wad of a
    Cash on the backs of the poor and working class.

    If this passes, your electric bill would climb by 90%. Our total for the year for energy and food would go up by an entire paycheck a year! Check out for the calculator to see how it would affect you, and lorikeet's journal entry for great sources on what a crock of s*** it is.

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:41 AM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • LoriKeet and lovinangels has it well covered.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:08 AM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • Hey people voted for these morons to take over office. So I say make them pay and the smart ones who didn't vote for them we can sit back a not pay nothing . lol I wish. But if you ask me it's just another way to soak us American dry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • Cap and Trade will continue to destroy the economy. The poor will have to chose between heating their homes and feeding their families. The middle class will no longer be able to afford to even sell their home because they cannot afford the 50k it might take to get it up to the insane code the EPA will set for homes. What has happened in the housing market right now will seem like a picnic compared to what will happen with the new rules. Not to mention what will we do with all the cars, appliances and other things that will essentially be not legal to use anymore? Talk about the large amount of garbage this will cause.

    I don't want to be like Germany they pay 25 percent more on electricity and they have hurt their own economy and are probably going to get rid of Cap and Trade. Obama has no common sense most of our Congress does not either. We are so screwed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • It's a BS bill and I'm going to be really upset if they pass it. For one it will ruin the economy. And it has all sorts of hidden costs that the American people will end up paying for by higher electricity bills and other hidden costs. I saw something interesting on TV too. Several of the Congress people stand to get rich if this bill passes. They own stocks in companies that will benefit if this bill passes and stand to make millions of dollars off of it.
    I think it's always a good idea to look at the motive behind the bill, who is supporting it and what they will get out of it. Nancy Pelousi and others stand to make so much money if this bill passes. Tells you a lot about how corrupt these people are. I hope the Senate doesn't pass it. And Obama is crazy for supporting it during bad economic times. It will only hurt America and
    American jobs.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 1:07 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • It's a disaster and anyone who hasn't written their senators to vote against it yet deserves the extra thousands and thousands of dollars it's going to cost them if it passes.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:09 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • I support the clean energy bill. We need a new economic engine now more than ever. Last June, we knew the nation was headed toward financial trouble, but we didn't know the scope of it yet. Now lawmakers recognize that shifting to clean energy and confronting global warming would create almost 2 million new jobs, attract private investment, and make America the leader in new technology.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • The deadline of the international climate negotiations is looming ever closer. At the meeting in Copenhagen this December, the nations of the world will turn to see whether or not the United States has stepped up on climate. While that may not influence many members of Congress, it is a motivator for the Obama administration. They don't want to arrive in Copenhagen empty handed. Nor do they want to relive the mistakes of Kyoto, when President Clinton never asked the Senate to ratify the agreement because he knew it did not have Congressional support.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

  • It is right for elected officials to look out for the financial interests of their constituents, but countless economic analyses have been done, and the data reveal that:

    • ACES will help spur more than $150 billion in clean energy investment, which will create good-paying jobs throughout the United States.

    • It also saves consumers money on energy bills. Americans in nearly every state will save on their monthly electricity bills under ACES, thanks to its energy-efficiency and consumer protection provisions.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Jul. 5, 2009

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