Originally Posted by thebluebumblebee
Sorry to bring politics into the conversation, but we DC people here in the US should be talking to our politicians about what we do, the costs that we incur and the impact that "Cap and Trade" would have on us. C&T would triple the cost of electricity and Obama has stated that he wants it. It's already passed the house. Did you ever notice that there aren't any Germans on our team? (not that I've seen anyway, my apologies if I missed someone) Germany subsidizes solar and wind by charging something like $.36 per KWh! Some parts of the US have already jacked up the rates. I think it's Easyrhino, IIRC, who used to Fold but quit when his rates doubled or tripled.
To The Honorable <your senator>
(Room #) (Name) Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
It has come to my attention that the Cap and Trade bill has passed in the House of Representatives. Unfortunately, the Cap and Trade bill is likely to triple electricity rates. In these tough economic times, we American citizens would much prefer to avoid such a large increase in electricity costs. Electricity is something that is used all day every day, thus, a large increase in electricity costs would be an unavoidable hindrance. I already pay <insert figure here> a month for electricity, and tripling or even doubling that number to <insert figures here> would simply be unaffordable for me. I implore you to vote "no" on this bill. Thank you for considering. Sincerely,
Feel free to "workshop" this letter, as any improvements to it would definitely be welcome. Hmm, we should site the specific bill identifier (e.g. H.R. 1022 is the House version of the Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act that they tried to pass in 2007), but I have no clue what it is for this Cap and Trade bill, nor how to find out.
Don't know who your Senator is? Find out!