All This Energy in the Wrong Direction

With an almost 80-seat majority, Democrats barely passed the President’s cap-and-trade energy bill: 219-212.

I think it’s telling of our political system when a representative receives numerous phone calls from constituents, “And it’s disproportionately vote ‘no.'” Yet he votes ‘yes’ anyway, because he believes it was special interest groups who generated the “negative feedback.” (See the story on CNN.com)

Number one, when do politicians bemoan hearing from and often giving into special interests? Number two, couldn’t all those calls be from people who just happen to care what happens in Washington and don’t want a bad bill to pass the House?

Some would like to do more. Some would like to do less,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in advance of the final vote. “But we have reached a compromise … and it is a compromise that can pass this House, pass that Senate, be signed by the president and become law and make progress.”
That seemed unlikely, judging from Reid’s cautiously worded statement. “The bill is not perfect,” it said, but rather “a good product” for the Senate to begin working on.

“Some would like to do more. Some would like to do less,” says House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.  “But we have reached a compromise … and it is a compromise that can pass this House, pass that Senate, be signed by the president and become law and make progress.”

Well, now it’s up to the Senate to reconstruct this cap-and-trade fiasco into something that will be good for this country. Even Harry Reid has some reservations, “The bill is not perfect,” but rather “a good product” for the Senate to begin working on.  Maybe they will actually listen to their constituents and choose to represent those who sent them to Washington…

Who knows? It could happen…

Published in: on June 26, 2009 at 11:47 am  Comments (1)  
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