June 25, 2009
Nancy Pelosi Unsure of Cap and Trade Bill's Passage
House Democratic leaders are furiously lobbying their members and moderate Republicans to support a landmark energy bill in the face of resistance from some conservative members of their own party, and staunch opposition from the GOP — roadblocks that are making it difficult to find the 218 votes necessary to pass the measure, according to Democratic leadership aides.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi conceded Wednesday evening that there were not enough votes to pass the bill, but that meetings with Democrats and Republicans were ongoing. Many Democrats from rural districts are concerned about the bill's effect on the manufacturing of ethanol and other biofuels, while Republicans have questioned the overall price tag to Americans.
"This legislation has really been quite an experience for all of us," said Pelosi. "This is really about regional differences, as well as philosophical differences."
The legislation's lead sponsors held a pep rally outside the Capitol on Wednesday to whip up support for the legislation's passage.
"We are going to pass the most important energy and environment bill in history," declared Rep Ed Markey, D-Masachusetts, chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. "We are going to reduce the carbon we send up into the atmosphere but at the same time we are going to begin to back out the oil that we import from countries that we should not be importing it from."
Wild Thing's comment..........
This is pure madness. The only thing government achieves when getting involved with any part of our economy, is to make things worse. This will make energy even more unaffordable and force people with limited incomes to choose between food, medicine and heating or cooling their homes.
Obama has the dems lobbying the republicans and the dems that are not gung ho about this. I hope whoever the hold outs are they stay strong. They have got to know we are taking names and they will be at risk with their precious power they so love the next election.
Posted by Wild Thing at June 25, 2009 01:42 PM
Well, it would be great if it didn't pass. Our congressman Lee Terry stated it will probably pass the house, but the senate will squash it. God forbid and take care of us if it should pass.
Posted by: Lynn at June 25, 2009 02:14 PM
This is goiing to be intersting to watch. There are 4 things on the table right now that are real tests of this Fraud's Presidency. Iran, Nortrh Korea, Health Insurance and this Cap and Trade. My gut feeling hers is that he is going to lose on the two domestic issues. If this does occur we will then see some hope for this country. Not the Hope that he wanted, the hope that the citizens have awakened to what is going on here, and see this fior what it really is.
One other point. I find it very interesting that a man who ran a campaign on Hope and Change, can turn his back on the citizens of Iran who are trying, some with their lives, to affect the same theme in their country
Posted by: SEAN. at June 25, 2009 02:26 PM
While I like that upper touching photo of the two cooing Marxists I'd like to see them in this Fascist pose even better.
Posted by: Jack at June 25, 2009 04:12 PM
Evidently it is working, Call your congressman regardless of party and let them know in no uncertain terms this CAN NOT pass, and if it does they will be unemployed in 18 months.
I'm calling my punk back tomorrow Morning and letting him know what for. Also send E-mails too.
We can defeat Obama one bill at a time.
I also told them I didn't speak to him personally, he works for me not the democrat party.
Posted by: Mark at June 25, 2009 04:27 PM
Lynn, Amen to that.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 26, 2009 01:04 AM
SEAN, I pray so much you are right. I agree
with you there will be real hope for our
country if what you said happens.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 26, 2009 01:09 AM
Jack, OMG that is soooooo perfect.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 26, 2009 01:11 AM
Mark, thank you I agree, I called them
no matter what party they belong to.
Love it Mark, thank you.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 26, 2009 01:12 AM