Thursday, July 2, 2009

Cap and Tax

The Cap and Tax Bill passed the house a week ago Friday without any legislator reading the Bill. Essentially this Bill is taxation without representation. There is a lot of BS (that is the only way to put it) in this Bill. Homeowners when selling their home will have to re-roof their home, costing them upwards of 10,000 dollars.

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The bottom line is that you put your home on the market, and as part of the closing process, you will have to cough up some sort of certificate to say that your home is compliant with green guidelines as promulgated by the federal Department of Energy. For example, does your home have roofing materials that reflect solar energy? That will be a requirement if you want to sell your home under green guidelines. That means that you as a homeowner will have to put a new roof on your home before you can sell it, and not just a new roof but one that reflects solar rays. How much does a new roof cost nowadays? Maybe $9,000 or $10,000. Yeah, and that's just one of the mandates. The government is going to test air quality around your home, take infrared readings of your house. How much is all of this compliance going to cost you when you try to sell your home?

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Any representative who supported this Bill be they Democrat or Republican should be voted out of office.

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