Don't want to be
bothered with "Political stuff?" You'd better read this
one. It will come as a huge shock to you if you aren't informed as to what your
elected officials are up to, and it has already passed one
hurdle. It will take very little now to put it into actual law!!
YOU'D BETTER WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!
So you think you live
in a free country.
Boy have you got a
A License Required for your HOUSE?
If you own your home you really need to check this out. At the end of this
email is the Google link to verify. If the country thinks the housing
market is depressed now, wait until everyone sees this. No one will be buying
homes in the future.
We encourage you to read the provisions of the Cap and Trade Bill that has
passed the House of Representatives and are being considered by the Senate.
We are ready to join the next march on Washington !
This Congress and their "experts" are truly out to
destroy the middle class of the U.S.A.
A License will be required for your house...no longer just for cars
and mobile homes....Thinking about selling your house? Take a look at
H.R. 2454 (Cap and Trade bill). This is
unbelievable! Home owners take note and tell your friends and
relatives who are home owners!
Beginning one year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't
be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy
and water efficiency standards of this "Cap
& Trade" bill, passed by the House of Representatives. If it is also
passed by the Senate, it will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.
Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years
the average cost to every
family of four will be $6,800 per year. No one is excluded. However, once the lower classes feel
the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure that these voters will get a tax
refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you
Mr. And Mrs. Middle Class have to pay even more since additional tax dollars
will be needed to bail out everyone else..
But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has
many more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this: A year from now
you won't be able to sell your house without some bureaucrat's OK. Yes, you
read that right.
The caveat (there always is a caveat) is that if you have enough money
to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if
not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are
included. In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without
the permission of the EPA administrator.
To get this permission,
you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured. Then the
government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and
you will be required to make modifications to your home under the
retrofit provisions of this Act, to comply with the new energy and water
Then you will have to
get your home measured again and get a license (called a "label" in
the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency
rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your
refrigerator or air conditioner. If you don't get a high enough rating, you
And, the EPA
administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the
automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act. The EPA
administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade
program (AKA the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of
2009") and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations
and standards he/she alone determines to be in the government's best
interest. Requirements are set low initially so the bill will pass Congress.
Then the Administrator can set new standards every year.
The Act itself contains annual required increases in energy efficiency for
private and commercial residences and buildings. However, the EPA
administrator can set higher standards at any time. Sect. 202 - Building
Retrofit Program mandates a national retrofit program to increase the energy
efficiency of all existing homes across America.
year after enactment of the Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless
you retrofit it to comply with its energy and water efficiency
standards. You had better sell soon, because the standards will be raised each
year and will be really hard (expen$ive) to meet in
a few years. Oh, goody!
The Act allows the
government to give you a grant of several thousand dollars to comply with the
retrofit program requirements IF you meet certain energy efficiency levels.
But, wait, the State can set additional requirements on who qualifies to
receive the grants. You should expect requirements such as "can't have
an income of more than $50K per year", "home selling price can't be
more than $125K", or anything else to target the upper middle class
(that includes YOU?) and prevent you from qualifying for the
Most of us won't get a
dime and will have to pay the entire cost of the retrofit out of our own
pockets. More transfer of wealth, more "change you can believe in."
Sect. 204 - Building Energy Performance Labeling Program establishes a
labeling program that for each individual residence will identify the
achieved energy efficiency performance for "at least 90 percent of the
residential market within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this
This means that within 5 years 90% of all residential homes in the U.S. must
be measured and labeled. The EPA administrator will get $50M each year to
enforce the labeling program. The Secretary of the Department of Energy will
get an additional $20M each year to help the EPA. Some of this
money will, of course, be spent on coming up with tougher standards each
Oh, the label will be like a license for your car. You will be
required to post the label in a conspicuous location in your home and
will not be allowed to sell your home without having this label. And, just
like your car license, you will probably be required to get a new label every
so often - maybe every year.
But, the government
estimates the cost of measuring the energy efficiency of your home should
only cost about $200 each time. Remember what they said about the auto smog inspections when
they first started: that in California? It would only cost $15. That was when
the program started. Now the cost is about $50 for the inspection and
Expect the same
from the home labeling program. Sect. 304 - Greater Energy Efficiency in
Building Codes establishes new energy efficiency guidelines for the National
Building Code and mandates at 304(d) that one year after enactment of
this Act, all state and local jurisdictions must adopt the National Building
Code energy efficiency provisions or must obtain a certification from the
federal government that their state and/or local codes have been brought into
full compliance with the National Building Code energy efficiency standards.
CHECK OUT a few of the sites;
Cap and Trade: A
License Required for your Home http://www.nachi. org/forum/ f14/cap-and-
trade-license- required- your-home- 44750/
HR2454 American Clean
Energy & Security Act: http://www.govtrack
.us/congress/ bill.xpd? bill=h111- 2454
Cap & Trade A
license required for your home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cap-and-trade-a-license-required-for-your-home.html
Cap and trade is a
license to cheat and steal:
er.com/opinion/ columns/oped_ contributors/ Cap-and-trade- is-a-license-
to-cheat- and-steal- 45371937. html
Cap and Trade: A
License Required for your Home: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2393940/posts
Thinking about selling
you House? Look at HR 2454:
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