One terrible bill. Lott and Yeatman vs. Pelosi. Obama’s Persian adventure. Plus more.
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Peter Ferrara mentions a provision that would apply to all those trying to sell their houses. Namely: the house would have to pass some kind of conservation inspection by a government auditor. As a “senior” who is thinking about selling my house in the next couple of years, this got my attention. Is there more specific information available? If so, where? I would appreciate any additional information you can give me.
I am a subscriber to your magazine, but also read it online. You
are always on the cutting edge.
— Anne L. Carroll
Re: Jeremy Lott & William Yeatman’s ACES Up Her Sleeves:
I think the worst think about the GoreBull Warming Bill was that it was changed at the last minute without the slightest effort to count the new cost or to rescore it by anyone, CBO or Heritage. This means that they don’t care what it costs, and that is malpractice for a body that is suppose to have a hold on the purse strings. Even the appearance of proper action seems no longer required.
After ten years of paying for global warming studies and having meetings, how could they expose themselves to the possibility that they flushed all that money down a rat hole? According to the CBO document on the original bill, they did not consider any benefit from mitigating Global Warming. I don’t think there were any. I don’t think these impacts can be calculated even if done by well meaning people. This is the greatest act of faith since Jack climbed the beanstalk.
When will we apologize to con men and miscreants all over the
country that have been jailed for less?
— Danny L. Newton
We are in the clutches of a clueless leader and a rogue Congress.
Barack Obama is our version of Hugo Chavez, just as FDR was our
version of Mussolini; Pelosi is no more than a would-be Evita.
The irony is that much of the rest of the Western world is moving
toward freedom as we devolve into our version of a Stalinist
gulag aka soft despotism. Secession sounds better every
— P.A. Melita
The most obvious failure of our political system has been the pure lack of energy policy to support the American people. It is pretty clear that left to their own devices Americans would still be driving SUVs, mini vans and trucks. Americans are being deceived by politicians (in limos) that want us to drive smart cars. The result has been the destruction of our auto industry. The most profitable vehicles for GM and Ford were trucks and SUVs. Think of the savings the American taxpayer would have from a profitable auto market along with other benefits.
I am convinced that the economic slowdown started with $4.00 gas obviously followed by housing and poor judgements of some and terrible oversight by the government. The SEC is an-after-the-fact follow-up-and-punish system with little, if any, proactive movement.
Outside of New York and California, two examples of how not to run government, the American people have been mislead and done a disservice. We want what we want. Cheap energy to live our lives. Anyone who owns the following has been hurt: boats, ATVs, Motorcycles, RVs, campers, trailers, dirt bikes, etc. The entertainment and hobbies of middle America are being taken away. The retirement desires of of our seniors are also being stripped away by those who care little for the heart and soul of America. Our government policies are driven by a few, hurting many.
When and if the people relize that their jobs and lifestyles are
being destroyed by our leaders, I fear the results.
I would suggest that there are at least two ways in which the messiah can assist in energy conservation: Lose the teleprompters — since they are turned on every time he speaks, and by definition for long periods before he deigns to present himself, I submit there would be significant savings.
Stop the traveling: every time he finds himself in a crack he
jumps in his private 747 and disappears.
— C.D. Lueders
RELIGION AND THE FREE MARKET
Re: Thaddeus G. McCotter’s Exclusive: Grand Inquisitor Endorses Obama Health Plan:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?