This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Waxman-Markey national energy tax bill. This legislation is bad for America, bad for consumers and bad for Texas farmers and ranchers. This bill is big government at its worst. The legislation is a massive energy tax that will cost our nation precious jobs during recessionary times and drive up energy costs for working families. I only hope the U.S. Senate does the right thing and votes this bill down before it delivers a staggering blow to our nation’s economy. Congratulations to the Texas delegation members who voted no and understand there are responsible methods to protect our environment without costing consumers trillions of dollars over the next decades.
I wrote an editorial on the Waxman-Markey bill and other proposed greenhouse gas regulations; it can be read by clicking here.