Comment Last Three
September 20, 2009
Fortunately the climate-change legislation has stalled on Capitol Hill due to the cost to American tax payers and businesses. If this legislation passes the Congress, it will cause millions of American jobs and will raise the utility and production costs for everything that uses oil as a base product. It will raise the cost of food, fuel, housing, and other consumer products by $5,000 per household.
Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he thinks the bill won't see the floor until next year, but they are trying to get the bills out of committee as soon as possible. Similar to the health reform battle, the plan is working its way through multiple committees - five on the Senate side before a plan is meshed with the House bill, which narrowly passed in June by a 219-212 vote. The Energy Committee is the only Senate panel that's passed a version so far.
This energy bill is very dangerous for the United States and will cause serious problems for our economy. India and China want nothing to do with this type of legislation since they know that it brings negative economic issues.
Let's be positive and have an energy policy that will help our businesses, our families, and reduce our dependency on foreign oil. I have several positive suggestions for a national policy:
1. Positive benefits for users to conserve and be energy efficient
2. Increase in renewable energy solutions (i.e., solar, wind)
3. Drill in the US
4. Open more oil refineries
5. Use nuclear energy production for electricity
6. Use clean coal for electrical requirements
The Congress should propose a real energy bill that accomplished an energy policy of less foreign oil--not one that taxes Americans.