Subject: FW: This Will blow Your Socks
ALL YOU DEMS BETTER WAKE UP, THIS WILL AFFECT YOU AS WELL AS REPUBS.
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
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...no 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
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
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 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
CHECK OUT a few of the sites:
Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home
HR2454 American Clean Energy &
Security Act: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/ bill.xpd?
Cap & Trade A license required for
your home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cap-and-trade-a-license-required-for-your-home.html
Cap and trade is a license to cheat and steal: http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/
Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2393940/posts