License For Your House Included in Cap and Tax!

>> April 9, 2010

Lovely. Guess we may have to spend ten years repealing everything this regime does.

I'm still playing in the studio, Chew on this in the meantime, and don't get any drool on your keyboard. You know who you are ;-)

Got this in the mail bag,..

What next?
  A License will be required for your house--H.R. 2454 Cap and Trade bill -URL's to check out  

Don't want to be bothered with "Political stuff?"   YOU'D BETTER READ THIS ONE!  It will come as a huge shock to you if you aren't informed as to what Obama is up to, and it has already passed one hurdle.  It will take very little now to put it into actual law!!  YOU'D BETTER WAKE UP, AMERICA !!!!
So you think you live in a free country.
Boy, have you got a surprise coming.

A License Required for your HOUSE?

If you own your home you really need to check this out. At the end of this email is the Google link to verify.  If the country thinks the housing market is depressed now, wait until everyone sees this. No one will be buying homes in the future.

We encourage you to read the provisions of the Cap and Trade Bill that has passed the House of Representatives and are being considered by the Senate. We are ready to join the next march on Washington ! This Congress and their "experts" are truly out to destroy the middle class of the U.S.A.

A License will be required for your house longer just for cars and mobile homes....Thinking about selling your house?  Take a look at H.R. 2454  (Cap and Trade bill).  This is unbelievable!  Home owners take note and tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!

Beginning one year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this  "Cap & Trade" bill, passed by the House of Representatives. If it is also passed by the Senate, it will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.
  The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year. No one is excluded.  However, once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure that these voters will get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you Mr. And Mrs. Middle Class have to pay even more since additional tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else..

But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this: A year from now you won't be able to sell your house without some bureaucrat's OK. Yes, you read that right.
The caveat (there always is a caveat) is that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are included. In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.
  To get this permission, you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured. Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be required to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act, to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements.
  Then you will have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a "label" in the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner. If you don't get a high enough rating, you can't sell.
  And, the EPA administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act. The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade program  (AKA the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009") and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards he/she alone determines to be in the government's best interest. Requirements are set low initially so the bill will pass Congress. Then the Administrator can set new standards every year.

The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for private and commercial residences and buildings. However, the EPA administrator can set higher standards at any time. Sect. 202 - Building Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy efficiency of all existing homes across America .
  Beginning one year after enactment of the Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with its energy and water efficiency standards. You had better sell soon, because the standards will be raised each year and will be really hard (expen$ive) to meet in a few years. Oh, goody!
  The Act allows the government to give you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the retrofit program requirements IF you meet certain energy efficiency levels. But, wait, the State can set additional requirements on who qualifies to receive the grants. You should expect requirements such as "can't have an income of more than $50K per year", "home selling price can't be more than $125K", or anything else to target the upper middle class (that includes YOU?) and prevent you from qualifying for the grants.
  Most of us won't get a dime and will have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own pockets. More transfer of wealth, more "change you can believe in." Sect. 204 - Building Energy Performance Labeling Program establishes a labeling program that for each individual residence will identify the achieved energy efficiency performance for "at least 90 percent of the residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act."

This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential homes in the U.S. must be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to enforce the labeling program. The Secretary of the Department of Energy will get an additional $20M each year to help the EPA. Some of this money will, of course, be spent on coming up with tougher standards each year...

Oh, the label will be like a license for your car. You will be required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home and will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label. And, just like your car license, you will probably be required to get a new label every so often - maybe every year.
  But, the government estimates the cost of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should only cost about $200 each time. Remember what they said about the auto smog inspections when they first started: that in California ? It would only cost $15. That was when the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection and certificate.
   Expect the same from the home labeling program. Sect. 304 - Greater Energy Efficiency in Building Codes establishes new energy efficiency guidelines for the National Building Code and mandates at 304(d) that one year after enactment of this Act, all state and local jurisdictions must adopt the National Building Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain a certification from the federal government that their state and/or local codes have been brought into full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency standards.

CHECK OUT a few of the sites;
HR2454 American Clean Energy & Security Act:   http://www.govtrack .us/congress/ bill.xpd? bill=h111- 2454
Thinking about selling you House? Look at HR 2454:

What? You never heard of Rule 5?

UPDATE: Links fixed. Sorry if that caused any problems. Thanks to Anonymous commenter for pointing that out. Like I said earlier, I was in a rush and just wanted to pass this on.

Here is another site for more info: Open Congress HR 2454.


TS/WS April 9, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

I have a copy of the bill if anyone wants an email.
A email link is on the left side column of my blog.
I've had it for a while, waiting for the right time to start posting excerpts.
This a good way of tearing in to the bill MNRobot.
I may start tearing into the bill soon.
So much going on, the Marxist are hitting us from every angle possible!
Thanks for the internet, we all can take a section of their attacks.

Anonymous April 10, 2010 at 1:58 AM  

i was really starting to think there might be something to this article until i reached the bottom with the promised "google link to verify". it really hurts the credibility of this article when none of the links work and all of them aside from are for opinion-based blogs, rather than something official....and the half-naked chicks all over the thing doesn't help either. it kinda undermines the seriousness of the article. i won't take the writer's word for it until there's official, working links (not email) verifying his words.

TS/WS April 10, 2010 at 11:45 AM  


Subtitle A—Building Energy Efficiency Programs

Sec. 201. Greater energy efficiency in building codes.
‘‘Sec. 304. Greater energy efficiency in building codes.

Sec. 202. Building retrofit program.

Sec. 203. Energy efficient manufactured homes.

Sec. 204. Building energy performance labeling program.

Sec. 205. Tree planting programs.

Sec. 206. Energy efficiency for data center buildings.

Sec. 207. Community building code administration grants.

Sec. 208. Solar energy systems building permit requirements for receipt of community
development block grant funds.

Sec. 209. Prohibition of restrictions on residential installation of solar energy

Subtitle B—Lighting and Appliance Energy Efficiency Programs

Sec. 211. Lighting efficiency standards.

Sec. 212. Other appliance efficiency standards.

Sec. 213. Appliance efficiency determinations and procedures.
‘‘Sec. 334. Jurisdiction and venue.

Sec. 214. Best-in-Class Appliances Deployment Program.

ANONYMOUS- Here Is A List Of The Sections of the BILL!
See for your self @ Cap And Trade H.R. 2454 "The Official Link"
Here is the Text. Save you from having to try and figure out the Thomas.Gov. Web Page-not for little minds.
"The Official Link"

robot April 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

Hi They Say. I don't think Anon. really wants to read for their self. There are plenty of links, all working on my browser at least. Open Congress is a valid site to reference. Besides, all Anon. wants to do is rip the article and the way it was presented. Never mind the fact I explained up front that I didn't write it. I'm going to go out on a limb and say "troll", either that or just cranky.

TS/WS April 10, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

Blogs such as yours and some others are for Advanced Studies.
There just aren't very many beginner Political blogs.
Just giving Anon the benefit of doubt.

robot April 10, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

Well, thanks for saying so, but I always thought of mine as just that. An entry level kind of blog. You know, the ideas of liberty, God given rights and personal property and responsibility seem simple enough to understand. Then again, if they are so simple, then why do we find ourselves with the task of explaining them yet again? Because they have ceased to be taught to the American people with a few exceptions. I guess one doesn't really cherish what one has until it's about to be taken away. Thanks for continuing to stop in, TS/WS. Have a great day.

robot April 10, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

Ok, now I have to apologize to Anon. for the links nor working. I see now what the problem was and will try to fix it. Hey, they worked for me at the time. :)

Matt April 10, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

More Cloward-Piven. This time, it's for us!

Amusing Bunni April 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM  

LHC: this is scary stuff. I really want to sell my house when the market picks up, IF it ever does.

Bob Belvedere April 11, 2010 at 5:43 PM  

Quoted from and Linked to at:
Pull Over The Side Of The Road And Let Me See Your House License

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