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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 CANNOT Change Votes

According to the GovTrack.us blog, the Capntr8ors cannot change their votes (“Can representatives change their vote?“).

Here is the relevant passage from the House Rules:

Before the result of a vote has been finally and conclusively pronounced by the Chair, but not thereafter, a Member may change his vote (V, 5931–5933, 6093, 6094; VIII, 3070, 3123, 3124, 3160), and a Member who has answered “present” may change it to “yea” or “nay” (V, 6060). However, a vote given by a Member may not be withdrawn without leave of the House (V, 5930). (page 803, section 1017)

Thanks to StopTheLiberalsNow (Stop The Liberals Now website) for the links.

Make Examples of the #Capntr8ors

Filed under: Economics,Politics — Sofie @ 11:18 am
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We must make examples of the Capntr8ors, House Republicans who voted for the Democrats’ national energy tax yesterday–preferably before the Senate votes on the bill:

  1. We, conservative voters, must let the Capntr8ors and the Republican leadership know how angry we are.
  2. Contact John Boehner (on Twitter), the House Republican Leader, and demand that the Capntr8ors be removed from any positions of power or prestige.
  3. Contact Pete Sessions, Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC (on Twitter)), and let him know that Capntr8ors Lance and Reichert are not Patriots, that their races should not be featured for raising money, and that you will not contribute to The Freedom Project or the NRCC until all the Capntr8ors are repudiated.
  4. Contact Michael Steele, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC (on Twitter)), and send him the same message:  no money or support for the Capntr8ors.
  5. Do not give money or support to any of the Capntr8ors or organizations that will contribute to them.
  6. Do give money and support to any conservatives who challenge the Capntr8ors in their primaries.

#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.

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