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.


Sarah Palin + Michele Bachmann: Videos from Minnesota April 7 Rally

>> April 8, 2010

Highlight Video from... CNN? Who would have thought? Maybe they need viewers.

Sarah Palin:

Repeal the Bill petitions can be found here.


In the Studio... Guitar Wars

>> April 7, 2010

Mixing finally!

I'll be back in a day or two. Meanwhile, the guys at The Resistance and over at The Daley Gator are doing a little guitar hero blogger style. I'll see your entries and up the ante with a guitar / drummer combination.

Take that Bitches!


Obama "I will Follow Him" Video Soon to be Viral...

>> April 6, 2010

ROTFL Soon to be viral...
Obama "I will Follow Him" Video

All humor has a base of truth. How sad is it, this is funny?

Big hat tip to Kaptain Kurt


Leo Kottke: Because Smitty Made Me Think of Him...

and most of you won't know who I'm talking about. I'm not speaking of Smitty, you know Smitty don't you? That musical librarian?

No, I'm speaking of Leo Kottke. One of the best unknown guitarists in the world.

We're going to fix that. Sit back and enjoy...


In the What Are They Up To Now Department...

>> April 5, 2010

"did he say deportment?"

No, de-part-ment.

"Oh damn, I thought they might be gonna get rid of some o' them illegals."

Not hardly, unless by get rid of, you mean grant citizenship to, thus legitimizing a criminal.

I wonder how many jobs we could create by deporting 20 million illegals? Or how many it would free up for Americans if we did?

Steve at Motor City Times has a great find on how Republicans and Democrats are going to sell us farther down the river and, in my opinion, get us one step closer to the RFID Chip.

How can they sleep at night?


White House Bribes Press Corps

What? Really? C'mon, pull the other one...


Communications Corruption at the White House

What I have learned after discussions over the last several days with several journalists who either have regular access to the White House or are part of the White House press corps is that there is a growing sense that access is traded for positive stories — or perhaps worse, an agreement that things learned will not be reported in the near term.

The White House is working hard to secure deals that yield fluffy, feel good commentary about the Obama White House. One American White House reporter used colorful terms to describe the arrangement. The reporter said, “They want ‘blow jobs’ first [in the press sense]. Then you have to be on good behavior for a bit or be willing to deal, and then you get access.”
“Axe” and “Gibbs” know who needs access to get their books pushed forward.
They know who will pay for play — and are taking notes on who has been naughty and nice in their reporting.
HT @MassRon via twitter
who points us to The Examiner

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