Energy bill is disaster for Georgians

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Thanks, Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress, for the upcoming massive increase in Georgians' electric bills and the decrease in Georgia's jobs since the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 passed.

And let's just add another Obama lie to the column: He promised "transparency," and that any proposed legislation will be on the Internet for five days before it is voted upon. What do you call it when a bill is presented to the House at 3:09 a.m., then is voted on that day? Furthermore, the bill is 1,200-plus pages, so I'm betting that no one read it.

The bill's alleged purpose was to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, 20 percent of a state's available power must come from wind and solar energy. Fine. If a state does not meet that standard, it must buy credits. Unfortunately, the bill does not recognize nuclear power, of which Georgia has a very modest amount. If the intent is to reduce CO2 emissions, why not give credit for nuclear power that has no CO2 emissions? Since we will not be credited, we will have to purchase.

Many families and businesses move to Georgia because of low energy costs and our AAA bond rating. What will happen when energy costs soar yet again, permanently? How about when we lose the AAA bond rating because of the soar? Change you can believe in!

When you notice gasoline at $4 per gallon, thank a Democrat. When your power bill doubles (or more), thank a Democrat. When jobs and our AAA bond rating leaves Georgia, thank a Democrat. Do not blame a Republican Georgia legislature and governor.

The truth is, a power-hungry elitist president and Congress chose to overstep their bounds yet again. Until they are stopped, more of the same rubbish will continue. Sweep out what you can in 2010 so that some sense can shine on amateur hour in the White House and the "we won" day in Congress.

This just in: After you win an election, you actually have to do the job.

Lee Benedict

Martinez

(The writer is District 2 chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party.)

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omnomnom
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omnomnom 07/03/09 - 05:48 am
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republicans are by no means

republicans are by no means blame free. eight of you guys voted for it. cap and trade is just a way for the burgeoning bureaucracy from both parties to suck even more money out of the average (middle class) American.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 07/03/09 - 05:57 am
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Republicans are by no means

Republicans are by no means blame free. The 4 years they controlled the congress during the Bush administration they took absolutely no action to address this problem and now we have the "secret society" left running the show. Well, the voter gets what they ask for. Will Obama be able to drive this country to it's knees? I don't know, but he sure is giving it his best shot.

wribbs
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wribbs 07/03/09 - 06:03 am
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Most people don't understand

Most people don't understand that when a business incurs an additional cost most of the time they pass that additional cost along to the end user of the good or service. A company isn't just going to absorb the cost of this BS cap and trade; they are going to pass that additional cost along to you and me. It takes energy to make everything, so guess what? The cost of EVERYTHING is going to go up if they ultimately pass this TAX. Georgia has done a good job of keeping energy costs low, but if these nuts aren't stopped and make us pay for emitting CO2 (which isn't a pollutant) a KWh of electricity is going to go from a GA average of about .09 to .27. A gallon of gas will be $4.00 all the time and go higher in the summer. This cap and trade will kill this economy. Hey, but at least we'll all be able to sit around and feel good that we stopped global warming and made OwlGore a very rich man.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/03/09 - 06:51 am
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PT, don't you know it all
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PT, don't you know it all Bush's fault?

jackmaple
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jackmaple 07/03/09 - 07:00 am
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It passed the house, lets

It passed the house, lets hope the senate has better sense!

Tigger_The_Tiger
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Tigger_The_Tiger 07/03/09 - 07:16 am
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Obama promised no tax

Obama promised no tax increase on the middle class, then he pushes this bill which is the largest tax increase on the middle class in the history of Earth.

Ga Values
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Ga Values 07/03/09 - 07:24 am
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You need to write our

You need to write our SOCIALIST Senators, they both voted for TARP and can not be trusted. Saxby is busy adding even more waste for the ETHANOL Industry into this bill. Everyone needs to write Saxby and tell him to repesent Georgia and not the ETHANOL industry. Don't forget Saxby's son is a LOBBYIST for the ETHANOL Industry.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/03/09 - 07:48 am
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How in the H..l could

How in the H..l could citizens of the United States of America elected the one cell amebas that were suppose to support and protect this great country Happen?

woodsman
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woodsman 07/03/09 - 08:46 am
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Libs are trying to save us

Libs are trying to save us from ourselves again with no regard for consequences of their actions. This time though, the object is to save us form the completely bogus premise of global warming ( the libs greatest scam so far ) Just as the 1.6 gal toilet, the laws regulating a/c manufacture, and many other "save us from ourselves" laws they pass, this one will CHANGE our lives, economy and our wallets forever. Great time to implement a megatax. Great idea Obama! Maybe this will help drag us out of the gutter. I'll bet it will create a lot of Jobs (government jobs)

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 08:53 am
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Why in the hell are the dem's

Why in the hell are the dem's using CA Economic models and energy policies? It didn't work in CA, and it is not going to work for the other 56 states.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 09:06 am
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If energy prices exceeds the

If energy prices exceeds the cost of gas, we can all plug up generators to our houses. How is that for C02 emissions.

SteveGrekko
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SteveGrekko 07/03/09 - 09:37 am
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Newsflash: The Green movement

Newsflash: The Green movement has stated that we aren't seeing the effects of Global Warming because the cooler weather of the past 10 years has been masking it.

Whoa! That one is a little hard to swallow. But I'll sure bet that Al Gore will make a killing with all his investments in green energy. I'll sleep better at night (perhaps not without alot of heavy blankets though) knowing our omnipotent government is on the case here. It's funny that during the 70's, the global environmentalists were all up in arms ranting about the coming ice age that would happen by the millenium if we didn't repent of our evil emmissions.

ONLY THE TRUTH
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ONLY THE TRUTH 07/03/09 - 09:48 am
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trey------------lol lol

trey------------lol lol

LolaJean
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LolaJean 07/03/09 - 09:58 am
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Where are all the DIMS to

Where are all the DIMS to defend their Messiah?

mad_max
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mad_max 07/03/09 - 10:42 am
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Where are all of the

Where are all of the Dims?.....They are all running around setting their air conditioning at 90 and trading their cars in for battery powered roller skate cars. We have filled our Congress with nutcases and have signed our lives away to the control of a lunatic farm. Apparently the majority doesn't care what's going on in Congress but I'll bet all of these good Dems can tell you exactly what's going on with the Michael Jackson saga.

jack
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jack 07/03/09 - 10:49 am
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omnomnom, can we really sayt

omnomnom, can we really sayt that 8 republicans voted for the bill? NONE were from the south and all but two, were north easterners much lie snowe and collins. They, like many of the so called bllue dog dims who voted for it will pay in 2010.

jack
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jack 07/03/09 - 10:53 am
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The silence from the left is

The silence from the left is deafening!

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 11:12 am
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The American Pop culture they

The American Pop culture they get their history from Hollywood and their philosophy from musicians . What a bunch of Ignorant sheeple. No wonder they believe the blatant lies that spews out of the mouth of Obama.

message
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message 07/03/09 - 12:21 pm
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No leaders,No ideas,No clue.

No leaders,No ideas,No clue. People you must reject these false,misleading arguments from the Republican Party.

jackmaple
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jackmaple 07/03/09 - 12:36 pm
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msg, unfortunately, the dems

msg, unfortunately, the dems have none either!!! That is why they all neede to go in 10 and 12!

LolaJean
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LolaJean 07/03/09 - 12:44 pm
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Mssg- Can you name one thing

Mssg- Can you name one thing the Community Organizer has done that has made this country better?

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 12:58 pm
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I am not a Republican!

I am not a Republican!

jack234
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jack234 07/03/09 - 04:01 pm
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Breaking News: Ellie Mae

Breaking News: Ellie Mae Palin resigns as gov. to spend more time with family. HELLO! HELLO!

cinhin
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cinhin 07/03/09 - 05:47 pm
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This bill also requires that

This bill also requires that if you decide to SELL YOUR HOME, a FEDERAL INSPECTOR will be required to come to your home and FORCE you to PAY to bring the home up to GREEN ENERGY "standards" set by the White House BEFORE you can SELL YOUR Home. Unreal. This bill will cripple those who are just getting by now in regards to energy prices! People WAKE UP. CALL YOUR SENATORS and DEMAND they VOTE NO on Cap and Trade!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 07/03/09 - 06:04 pm
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thank you cinhin, you saved

thank you cinhin, you saved me the trouble of writing all that down. People won't be able to afford to even sell their homes.

jackmaple
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jackmaple 07/03/09 - 07:40 pm
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When the lights go down in

When the lights go down in the city and FEMA camps open their doors, the sheeple wili be blathering; but, but, but, you said, as the gas sends them along with jacko the whacko!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/03/09 - 09:07 pm
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Do any of the rest of you get

Do any of the rest of you get the idea that Obozo and the Damnocrats actually hate normal working Americans, especially the Christian variety, and are doing everything possible to force us into subservience and total dependence? This economic repression is going to hand us over to totalitarianism: control the energy, wealth and health and the rest is easy to deal with. Already we have less freedom and control over our own lives than we did 20 years ago. And the result of this escalating, accelerating take-over by government will be the active, non-subtle persecution of people of faith. It always happens that way. That's why I believe Obozo is nothing but a mouth and a dupe, just like Congress. They are complicit and assenting to evil and we have allowed it to happen to us by our own laziness and greed. Control and redistribution are here, based on how many mouths you can produce, not how much you work and earn.

Grasshopper
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Grasshopper 07/03/09 - 10:19 pm
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Fiat_Lux I agree that

Fiat_Lux I agree that control of the banking, health, and energy has us by the.......

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