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June 30, 2009

Can't Sell Your House Without Obama's Government Approval

Glenn Beck—Obama's Cap-and-Trade [Nazi-Germany Laws]: Can't Sell Your House Without Gov't Approval

From Rush's show Monday regarding Cap pand Trade vote last Friday

RUSH: Have you heard about this, folks? When you sell your house, environmental experts have to come in and do a survey to find out if you've got leaky windows, if all the environmental systems are correct, if you have relatively new appliances, and until you modernize in the way they say, you can't sell -- that's in the bill. I'm not kidding, Brian. See, you can't believe it. You can't. It's in the bill. It was in this amendment that Boehner read.

We gotta face reality and we're dealing with an Obama State-Run Media here. Of course they're not going to give Boehner any support or even any coverage or any publicity. But she's right, sell your house, before you can do that, you have to pass an environmental test that some government person is going to come in and make sure you have proper storm windows and if you live in a hurricane area the inspection is even more Draconian. You have to have modern appliances, a kitchen and that sort of thing, energy efficient TVs and this sort of stuff and until you replace all that stuff you can't sell it. Now, normally that would be up to seller and buyer. If the buyer wants to accept some old TVs and a kitchen that's not stainless steel, fine, you negotiate that on price. But now it's not going to be a matter of negotiation. Before you can be approved in selling your house, some government regulator is to come in and give you an examination.

Now, just to illustrate how this is going to work, once again I have a piece of property that would pass inspection, right now if this were the law. But do you think some government regulator coming into my house is going to pass me if it's the Obama administration or if it's some Democrat-run bureaucracy? No way. Everything is going to be political and this is how they are going to get people to switch party to become Democrat so that they're not harassed.

This is an outrage, this is such a travesty.. This is something that everybody who voted for this thing needs to be sent packing because it wasn't even written. There is a requirement that the bill being voted on be in the well of the House. It was not there because it hadn't been written, much less read.

This whole bill, this nonexistent bill is so un-American everybody who voted for it from Pelosi on down needs to be jacked out of there in the next election. That's how bad this is. Don't sit there and get all comfy over the fact, "Well, Rush, it's not going to go anywhere in the Senate." That's what we're being told and we don't know that for sure. Dingy Harry wants to take it up in September. Now, Dingy Harry is one of these that said it doesn't have a chance in the House, but that's Dingy Harry saying it and Dingy Harry might be saying it just to get some of the Republicans in the Senate to sort of go easy. Here's Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, this morning on MSNBC answering a question, the question: "How does the administration plan to fight this, especially since it seems like it might be a squeaker in the Senate as well?"

MITCHELL: Well, more than a squeaker. They just don't have the votes. In fact Harry Reid has said that he's not going to even think about bringing it up to the Senate. This vote in the House, which is a huge tribute to Nancy Pelosi and to the president's leadership, to, you know, Phil Schiliro and Rahm Emanuel and the others and clearly David Axelrod and the others in the White House.

RUSH: That's what it's all about. It's a tribute to Pelosi, a tribute to a bunch of leftist, extreme leftist radicals from Obama to Pelosi to Rahm Emanuel to whoever the hell else, and that makes it a wonderful thing, whoa look what they did. Harry Reid, "It isn't going to go anywhere in the Senate, not even going to bring it up there." So somebody wanted to go on record as being all for this in the House, but it's just an abomination. This is one of the most outrageous things an elective body in a representative republic, a free country, has ever come up with.

This is a disgrace this country might want to think long and hard about. This is a national scandal. This is irresponsibility to the core. The bill was not even written, much less read, and yet it was voted on. So what we have here is central planning mechanisms are being put in place for a command-and-control economy, and the whole process was totally lacking in transparency. It's a perfect representation of the Obama presidency. You couldn't find... By the way, legislation like this is supposed to be on the website for five days so all of us can read it, right? It wasn't written! No wonder the Drive-Bys, the State-Run Media are so enamored of Colin Powell. He would remake the Republican Party just as Obama would remake America. And this would destroy it. We have to assume he agreed with all this; he voted for the guy; didn't come out against it. We have to assume these eight Republicans are Colin Powell's kind of Republicans.

RUSH: A couple of audio sound bites here, Der Kommissar is Here, is the title of the bump tune. It fits. Barack Obama this afternoon in the White House extolled the virtues of cap and trade.

OBAMA: Just last Friday the House of Representatives came together to pass an extraordinary piece of legislation that will finally open the door to decreasing our dependence on foreign oil, preventing the worst consequences of climate change and making clean energy the profitable kind of energy. Thanks to members of Congress who were willing to place America's progress before the usual Washington politics, this bill will create new businesses, new industries --

RUSH: Stop it. I can't handle it. All of this is lies and there's no other way to put this. All of this, everything you heard him say, is lies. Let's start from the top. Well, they did pass an extraordinary piece of legislation. That's true. But will it finally open the door to decreasing our dependence on foreign oil? It's just the opposite. We're going to be importing more because we're going to be producing less domestically to avoid the new carbon taxes. Preventing the worst consequences of climate change? We're not causing climate change! It is vanity unparalleled to say so. Making clean energy the profitable kind of energy. This bill will create news businesses, new industries, and millions of new jobs. It will also kill many more millions of new jobs. These millions of new jobs created are going to have to be subsidized by the government because there's no market for any of this stuff. I talked about this Thursday and Friday. There's no market for wind. If there were, it would be in existence. You cannot mandate the existence of new technology from Washington. You just can't do it.

I was watching the Fox All Stars on Friday afternoon, and it was a good illustration of what we're up against. Charles Krauthammer was making 150% sense in all this, saying exact same thing. You can't mandate the creation of new technologies from Washington. There's nobody there that knows how to do it. It happens in the private sector when there's a market need for it. When there's a profit to be made is when people will get into it, not before.

Do you realize conservatives are more informed on what the left thinks? Conservatives are far more widely informed than liberals are. Liberals have a narrow little focus and they don't allow anything that contradicts their little cocoon to enter it.

OBAMA: The first step we're taking sets new efficiency standards on fluorescent and incandescent lighting. I know lightbulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7% of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and our businesses. Between 2012 and 2042 these new standards will save consumers up to $4 billion a year. We're going to start here at the White House. Secretary Chu has already started to take a look at our lightbulbs and we're going to see what we need to replace them with energy efficient lightbulbs.

RUSH: Jimmy Carter. This is Jimmy Carter all over again, the cardigan sweater, the thermostat down to 68 in the wintertime. We're going to start here in the White House, going to get rid of all these bulbs, we're going to put these compact fluorescents in there. And this is absurd. I know a lot of you are in the compact fluorescent business. If people want them, that's fine. I really don't care. But don't tell me I have to buy one of the damn things because I'm destroying the planet otherwise. I refuse to have my intelligence insulted that way.

And that's the way all this crap is being sold to people, all this stuff that is irrelevant and makes no smidgen's difference whatsoever, is being pitched as, you have to do this to save the planet, and if you don't do it, we're going to make you do it, like the kind of car we're going to make you drive and all this other rotgut. Dictatorial, statist crap coming out of this administration.

So we got hell breaking loose in Honduras. Oh, and you know we learned about Honduras? We learned the Obama administration tried to stop the coup.

Now, the coup was what many of you wish would happen here without the military. What happened in Honduras was that the president down there was constitutionally prevented from seeking another term of office, said, to hell with it. I'm going to run, I'm staying here. Right out of a book of Hugo Chavez. And opposition got the military -- you are not going to destroy the Honduras constitution that way. So they kicked him out of office, and now you've got the Obama administration upset about that and they tried to stop this from happening. So they'll meddle in all these countries that are going to promote dictators. Obama will be happy to help dictators survive, including in Iran. He didn't meddle there. He meddled in Honduras, but time to throw Israel overboard, an ally. With all this garbage going on, the president of the United States makes a little press conference speech about lightbulbs and a mythical financial statistic that between 2012 and 2042 Americans will save $4 billion in energy costs?

Wild Thing's comment....

Thanks to Glenn Beck and Rush.

Can you believe it the bill wasn't even in the well , that is like not even being touched by human hands or seen my anyone. That all just added to the shock of how they keep passing and voting on Bills that no one has read and not only that, but no one is given a chance to.

Like a thief in the night putting out the 300 additional pages and oh man I never thought our country would be a dictatorship like the one Pelosi and Obama and the rest of the dems are doing.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 30, 2009 05:49 AM


In order to sell a house it will need a government inspection ? Just another inspector to be paid off.

It use to be a 20 dollar bill on top of the Service panel would take care of the electrical inspection. But now, especially older people selling their homes will have to put out extra bucks for the new efficient furnaces, insulation, and any other cockamayme chickenshit regulation, these Morons decide we need.

So obama is converting the White House to all CFL's isn't that nice. Does he know that some of these bulbs have exploded. Are they going to open a HAZ-MAT office inside the white House ? And what happens if there is a breakage, and the kids or the First 'O' gets contaminated from the Murcury?

I read where an over voltage will cause these things to explode, where the old Edison will merely flash then burn out. Once in a while a pole transformer will 'blow-through' when this happens there is a possiblity of about 300 volts being seen on the 120 volt lighting circuits, its momentary, until the transformer either blows or the Secondary fuse pops, but enough for these bulbs to pop. Even Lightning strikes can cause overvoltages. Especially in Florida, the Lightening capital of the country.

Just amazing how much obama cares about his country.

Posted by: Mark at June 30, 2009 07:31 AM

And who's going to set the standards? And who can afford to have it inspected over and over again? Henry Waxman is an evil troll but those who voted for this bill are even more so. This will kill the "existing older home" market. Fine, I'll just stay in my home until I die and I will leave it to my kids paid off. Oh wait, they'll find a way to take it from them.

Posted by: Lynn at June 30, 2009 08:23 AM

My poor old house, it's like Snuffy Smith's cabin. The inspectors probably wouldn't bother to stop. Just drive by and write "Fail" on the report. But, be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. Just think about the beaurocracy this bill will create. It would rival DOD in it's size.

Posted by: Jim at June 30, 2009 11:05 AM

obama and the democrats are on the high speed straightaway to take all of our freedoms from us. Rules, laws, regulations, bureaucracies are being formed at record pace. By 2012 I believe that half of America will either work in the Federal government or be supported by the Federal government.

Soon, if you want to trade a weedwhacker with your neighbor for a stepladder the government will control, regulate and tax that trade.

Posted by: TomR at June 30, 2009 12:49 PM

This is what my POS representative, Ike Skelton, said about the bill.

To be sure, the measure before us is not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction. I think it is important that we move this bill forward. After we pass it in the House, the measure will receive additional refinement in the Other Body.

Notice, he says it's not perfect and is expecting the Senate to refine it. This fool voted for something he knew was wrong...Idiot.

Posted by: BobF at June 30, 2009 06:28 PM

Mark, all of what you said thank you.
Everything is so very true and it will
be terrible and nothing good about this
plan of theirs.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 30, 2009 08:07 PM

Lynn, that is the thing. So many times
people are selling their homes because
they cannot handle the expense of it,
and now with this how on earth can they
spend money they don't have to bring it
up to whatever standards Obama decides
at that moment it has to be.
And like Rush said too, if they are an
out spoken person not agreeing with
Obama he can make it even more difficult.
He did that kind of thing during his
campain when he went after peoople that
had McCain Palin signs in their yards,
house were trashed, garage doors spray
painted etc.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 30, 2009 08:14 PM

Jim, that to me sounds wonderful.

Our home is like a cottage type of house.
But it is old and it sure isn't enviro

Obama and his bunch have got to begin
leaving American's alone, all this is
going too far, way too far.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 30, 2009 08:26 PM

Tom, good way to describe it.

"high speed straightaway to take all of our freedoms from us"

It almost makes me dizzy the way things
happen every single day, non stop, and all
bad and destructive to our country.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 30, 2009 08:31 PM

BobF., oh my gosh!!!

Thank you so much for the quote from your
representative, how awful.

There are so many like him too, it really
is shocking. Our Founding Fathers oh wow
they would have a fit to know bills were
not read, bills were voted on and passed
and never ever read and so many horrible
things in them.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 30, 2009 08:35 PM