It seems Nancy Pelosi "struck a deal" with Collin Peterson,(D-MN) chairman of the Agricultural Committee (WHY do we have an Agricultural Committee??), to get this behemoth passed. Apparently rural co-ops will benefit greatly. A rural co-op is another name for "electric company".
This scam of a program, is nothing more than an enormous tax hike. Think of all of the things that are powered by electricity; some will be obvious,others not so much:
- Food Processing.
- Manufacturing-you thought government owned the car companies now, just wait.
- Refineries-not just in the petroleum mind you; sugar and metals to name two.
- Gas Pumps-how did you think it got in there?
These are just a few of the areas that I could think of off the top of my head. In reality, anything that's manufactured, shipped, or grown will be slapped with this ridiculous tax, most of which you will not actually "see" on a receipt, as it will be buried in the details of life. And, let's not forget that in January of 2008 Senator Obama said that "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket" under his "Cap and Trade" plan.
This is nothing more that a giant power grab for the federal government; nothing more than a fascist takeover of our society. There will be nothing that the government won't be involved in. Nothing. The bill is over 1200 PAGES long, they are adding anything and everything they can think of.
The battle cry is getting weary, you're hearing the same things again and again:"Write and call your Senators", "Write and call your Congressmen". This is a great weapon, but it feels ineffective; they aren't listening, they don't care. The smell of blood is too great, they are like crazed animals; power and blood lust driving their decisions.
The audacity(maybe it's just me, but that word has special meaning ;) ), of thinking that we can legislate and manage acts of God is beyond arrogant. The idea that cow flatulence is anything but NORMAL is crazy. The idea that we can control the climate is so blatantly idiotic that I feel like laughing hysterically; trouble is, it's not really funny, and I would be locked away with the crazy people in the state hospital.
D&C 89:4 :
"Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation."
These words about sum up my feelings. We have been warned for generations to have our food storage at hand, to learn how to be self sufficient, to learn to make over and re-do; I believe the time is at hand that these things are critical.
D&C 38:30 :
"I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear."
By all means, write and call your representatives, The vote is set for either Friday or Saturday of this week, but work with a frenzy to collect as much food and clothing, fabric and thread, tools and fertilizer-anything and everything that makes your life run smoothly, as is humanly possible.
Oh, and Don't let it worry you that one of the definitions of frenzy is "deranged".