Defeat Cap and Trade in the Senate? Yes We Can!
On Friday, the house passed the massive cap and trade climate bill which in effect will force new taxes on the American people. This bill narrowly passed the house on a vote of 219 to 214. Backers call this a bipartisan effort in that 8 republicans in the house voted for the bill. Those reports fail to mention the 44 democrats that voted against the bill (even though some of them voted against the bill because they didn’t think it went far enough).
MichelleMalkin.com has a list of which representatives voted against their party.
However, there is hope that this massive tax increase will be defeated in the senate. Jay Cost at Realclearpolitics.com did a great job of of analyzing which senators are under pressure to defeat the bill. According to the analysis, there are 15 senate democrats that will be under pressure to vote against the bill as their state voted against it in the house.
The key here is that if your senator is listed as being under moderate or significant pressure to vote against the bill, you need to call or email them now to let them know you do not support this tax increase to solve a problem that doesn’t even exist. You can find the phone numbers and email addresses of your senators here. If you lack the courage to call, it is very easy to email your senators. Contact them now and let them know what you think.