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June 30, 2009

Results of Calls to Republican Leaders about #CapnTr8ors

Because of a plumbing emergency yesterday, I didn’t get to follow my own advice regarding making examples of the eight Republicans who voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax (Capntr8ors) until today.  Here are the results of my calls:

  • I called the office of House Republican Leader John Boehner (on Twitter) at (202) 225-4000 and asked what was being done about the Capntr8ors.  The fellow who answered the phone sounded confused.  I then asked specifically how they were going to be punished–perhaps by being removed from committee assignments.  He had no answer but told me that he would pass on my message.
  • I called the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC on Twitter) at (202) 479-7000 and asked why CapnTr8ors Lance and Reichert are part of their “Patriot Program.”  I was transferred to someone’s voice messaging system and left a message asking that question and why the NRCC is raising money for these traitors.
  • I called the Freedom Project, “a political action committee (PAC) established in 1995 to provide assistance to Republican candidates for federal office” (“About“), at (202) 543-9495 and asked why CapnTr8ors Lance and Reichert are listed in “Featured Key Races” on their home page.  The young man who answered was in agreement with me and said he would talk to the webmaster, though I don’t know how that would help.
  • I called the Republican National Committee (RNC on Twitter) at (202) 863-8500 (and pressed 1) and was told that they would not be giving any money or other support to the CapnTr8ors.

June 29, 2009

Videos: “Minority Leader John Boehner On The Clean Energy & Climate Change Bill”

Filed under: Politics — Sofie @ 3:32 pm
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Videos:  “Minority Leader John Boehner On The Clean Energy & Climate Change Bill” Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt. 4, Pt. 5, Pt. 6

June 28, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 6-26-09

I wasn’t surprised that Rep. Perlmutter voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax (HR 2454, Waxman Markey, cap and trade) despite calls to the contrary from me and many others.  I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised either that he wrote part of the bill (two amendments) creating the largest tax in our history:

  1. His first amendment included “language of H.R. 2336, the Green Resources for Energy Efficient Neighborhoods (GREEN) Act,” which “‘will help revitalize our economy by making energy efficiency practices more affordable, accessible and achievable by consumers, businesses and government entities.'”  How much will that cost taxpayers?
  2. His second amendment limited “the establishment of a Building Energy Performance Labeling Program to new construction only” and was “was instrumental to gaining support from the nation’s realtors” for the cap and trade bill.  Does Rep. Perlmutter work for the Democratic Party, real estate agents, or the people of Colorado’s Seventh Congressional District?

When the cost of everything starts going up, be sure you remember to thank Ed Perlmutter with a vote for his opponent in the next election.

June 27, 2009

#Capntr8ors: Republicans Who Voted for the Democrats’ National Energy Tax

Eight Republicans voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax (HR 2454, cap and trade, Waxman-Markey):

  • Mary Bono Mack (CA-45)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-5330, F (202) 225-2961, e-mail contact form
    • Palm Springs, CA: T (760) 320-1076, F (760) 320-0596
    • Hemet, CA: T (951) 658-2312, F (951) 652-2562
  • Mike Castle (DE)
    • Washington, DC: T 202.225.4165, F 202.225.2291, e-mail contact form
    • Wilmington, DE: T 302.428.1902, F 302.428.1950
    • Dover, DE: T 302.736.1666, F 302.736.6580
    • Georgetown, DE: T 302.856.3334
    • Twitter: repmikecastle
    • Facebook: Mike Castle
  • Mark Steven Kirk (IL-7)
    • Washington, DC: T 202-225-4835, F 202-225-0837, e-mail contact form
    • Northbrook, IL: T 847-940-0202, F 847-940-7143
  • Leonard Lance (NJ-7)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-5361, F (202) 225-9460, e-mail contact form
    • Westfield, NJ: T (908) 518-7733, F (908) 518-7751
    • Flemington, NJ: T (908) 788-6900, F (908) 788-2869
  • Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-2)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-6572, F (202) 225-3318, e-mail contact form
    • Mays Landing, NJ: T 1 (800) 471-4450, T(609) 625-5008, F (609) 625-5071
    • Facebook: Frank LoBiondo
  • John M. McHugh (NY-23)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-4611, F (202) 226-0621, e-mail contact form
    • Watertown, NY: T (315) 782-3150, F (315) 782-1291
    • Plattsburgh, NY: T (518) 563-1406, F (518) 561-9723
    • Mayfield, NY: T (518) 661-6486, F (518) 661-5704
    • Canastota, NY: T (315) 697-2063, F (315) 697-2064
    • Facebook: John McHugh
  • Dave Reichert (WA-8)
    • Washington, DC: T (202) 225-7761, F (202) 225-4282, e-mail contact form
    • Mercer Island, WA: T (206) 275-3438, F (206) 275-3437, T 1 (877) 920-9208
    • Twitter: davereichert
  • Chris Smith (NJ-4)
    • Washington, DC: T 202-225-3765, F 202-225-7768, e-mail contact form
    • Hamilton, NJ: T 609-585-7878, F 609-585-9155
    • Whiting NJ: T 732-350-2300, F 732-350-6260

For more information on the bill and vote results, go here.

June 25, 2009

Representatives Undecided on Cap and Trade

Filed under: Economics,Politics — Sofie @ 12:07 pm
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According to a recent e-mail message from the Club for Growth, the following representatives are undecided on the cap-and-trade bill that will be considered tomorrow in the House of Representatives.


Vern Buchanan (FL-13): 202-225-5015
Ginny Brown-Waite (FL-05): 202-225-1002
Joseph Cao (LA-02): 202-225-6636
Vern Ehlers (MI-03): 202-225-3831
Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11): 202-225-5034
Jim Gerlach (PA-06): 202-225-4315
Tim Johnson (IL-15): 202-225-2371
Mark Kirk (IL-10): 202-225-4835
Chris Smith (NJ-04): 202-225-3765
Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01): 202-225-4806

Democratics (Directory with Links to Websites):

Jason Altmire (D-PA-04)
Bobby Bright (D-AL-02)
Frank Kratovil (D-MD-01)
Walt Minnick (D-ID-01)
Frank Kratovil (D-MD-01)
Chet Edwards (D-TX-17)
Brad Ellsworth (D-IN-08)
John Boccieri (D-OH-16)
Travis Childers (D-MS-01)
Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA-03)
Mark Schauer (D-MI-07)
Gary Peters (D-MI-09)
Larry Kissell (D-NC-08)
Lincoln Davis (D-TN-04)
Chris Carney (D-PA-10)
Steve Driehaus (D-OH-01)
Harry Teague (D-NM-02)
Joe Donnelly (D-IN-02)
Ciro Rodriquez (D-TX-23)
Harry Mitchell (D-AZ-05)
Betsy Markey (D-CO-04)
Alan Grayson (D-FL-08)

NOTE:  I tried to locate this information on the Club for Growth’s website so I could just link to it, but I couldn’t find it.

March 9, 2009

Video: “Global Warming – Global Socialism”

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“3/4/09 – Global solutions, global economics, global socialism and global warming.”

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