Wake Up People, Stop Cap And Trade Or It Will Stop Us

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Education & Training with Hoffacker Associates LLC

Regardless of where you stand on energy use, climate change, alternative energy, or similar matters, the cap and trade bill that squeaked by in the House is set to ruin our livelihoods if it passes the Senate. It must be stopped.

There are provisions in this behemoth bill (over 1,300 pages, looking more like an almanac than a piece of sensible legislation) that apply to Freddie and Fannie and create green banking centers that undoubtedly will impact our businesses.

But here's three to chew on:

(1) federalization of the residential building codes, based on conformance to those currently in place in California - regardless of regional differences, consumer preferences, and States' rights;

(2) all new buildings must have electrical capabilities to allow for electric cars to to be recharged;

(3) before any home in America can be sold or resold, a federal inspection must be conducted on the energy efficiency of that home (including doors, windows, etc.) and a federal rating assigned to it - not sure who pays for this, but presumably it's the seller.

There are so many more onerous provisions to this bill. It must be stopped. It only passed the House 219-212, with 8 Republicans voting for it (the difference in passage right there). It faces opposition in the Senate, but that's not good enough. We must all voice our disapproval - if just for the 3 reasons I mentioned above.

The real estate business as we know it is at risk.

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Steve

Im afraid some measure of private property roghts going to have to do.....

You are, I bet, not free to build a high rise or a gas station, in your neighborhood, Id also bet that you cant keep a cow or a pig or a rooster as a pet. Can you park your 18 wheeler in the back yard?  Zoning laws, public healh laws etc  all compromise our private property rights for the common good. That's part of  the price we pay to be part of a civilized society. 

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Ron,

The right to own property is not a license to do just anything with it, but many zoning districts are quite permissive and flexible. :)

Steve

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Steve,

I sent you 2 emails re: your training class.  I can see how it may have gotten lost in all these comments you are getting from this post.

Congrats and thanks for bringing it to everyones attention.

July 03, 2009 09:36 PM
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Karen,

Thanks again, and I will be contacting you about the classes. :)

Steve

July 03, 2009 11:51 PM
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Great, thanks.

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