Jun 26 2009
If you are not watching C-SPAN do so now. Rep John Boehner is going through the 300 page, 3:00 AM amendment to the 1200 page disastrous energy bill. He is reading it in and challenging many of the comments, tearing a new one for Waxman-Markey.
A few examples just jumped out. First off, it is mandated that the Secretary of Energy will be dictating federal energy standards to home owner associations to make sure new and existing homes and structures implement mandated energy savings. Another example was the requirement for homeowners to have an energy conservation study if they sell or upgrade their home. And mandates on officials to force all structures to the new standards. That includes training appraisers to accurately appraise homes as to their energy efficiency (not their real value). Including standards forÂ acousticÂ standards (sound). I was not aware sound was a cause of CO2 or global warming. Must have some new whacky models in the IPCC.
While the house my squeak this by tonight, there is no way it will survive. Clearly the liberals dems went too far and threw so much truly scary crap in there everyone in opposition has endless ammunition to fire back before the Senate takes this up.
But what Boehner also did was signal the end of last minute, massive changes. He is spending about an hour or more doing this. And it is clear he will do it every time the Dems try to slide changes in without time to review.
My hat is off to John Boehner tonight – he is the hero of a nation on the brink of making a huge mistake. From his lips to God’s ears.
Update: The funniest comment was on studies to assess consumer spending habits which are counter to the bill’s intent. Boehner quipped (paraphrasing)” what we need a study as to why Americans don’t want to pay twice as much for half the quality”? So true.