Campaign for Liberty requests your help: Stop Tax and Cap!*Submitted by borisimo on Thu, 09/17/2009 - 15:54
September 17, 2009
Dear Friend of Liberty:
One day, you hear a loud knock on your front door.
But it’s not a neighbor visiting or someone trying to sell you a subscription.
Instead, it’s a federal agent -- the federal government’s newest threat to your liberty demanding to check your household appliances . . . your light bulbs . . . your thermostat . . . and this is NO JOKE.
Believe me, I wish it was.
But should the so-called Cap and Trade Bill (which should be called Cap and Tax) pass, what I just described could be EXACTLY what you and I see in home after home, town after town all across our country -- along with skyrocketing taxes, home electric bills and heating prices.
That’s why it’s vital you sign the petition linked at the end of this letter to your U.S. Senators, insisting they vote against this dangerous power grab IMMEDIATELY.
You see, if passed, Cap and Tax would give the federal government UNPRECEDENTED control over the private sector -- and our very lives.
Big Government bureaucrats in Washington would effectively be able to tax businesses for emitting more carbon dioxide than they think is “appropriate.”
Just as bad, they’ll be able to demand you change your way of living -- forcing you to “retrofit” your house with “government-approved” light-bulbs, refrigerators, water heaters, toilets, air conditioners, and whatever else they can dream up.
And don’t think for a second they won’t send around federal jackboots to make sure you’re complying.
In fact, the Cap and Tax Bill SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZES just such intrusive home visits by government snoops, empowered to sniff around your basement, climb into your attic and search your closets.
And that’s not all.
You see, Cap and Tax is just another excuse for Big Government to reach their greedy little hands deep into our wallets.
If passed, Cap and Tax would:
*** Increase taxes by $650 BILLION, virtually guaranteeing that our economy gets even worse and NEVER recovers;
*** Result in over ONE MILLION lost American jobs per year as energy-intensive industries are forced to shut their doors or move overseas;
*** Allow Big Government politicians to decide which businesses get taxpayer subsidies and which ones are shut down, virtually guaranteeing massive corruption on a scale we’ve never seen before in the United States.
And don’t believe the lies. This bill has nothing to do with the environment.
In fact, the best experts agree Cap and Tax will have almost zero impact on the environment anyway -- except, of course, for lost jobs, higher taxes, and blighted small towns and rural communities.
So what is Cap and Tax really about?
Raw government POWER.
Government POWER to tax.
Government POWER to enter your home to “check for compliance.”
And government POWER to control the economy, our lives and our freedom.
Just take a look at Spain -- the Cap and Taxers’ “shining” example of an eco-socialist paradise.
There, unemployment is approaching 20% and rising.
And what about all those new “green” jobs Cap and Tax apologists are claiming will be generated?
In Spain, for every new “green” job created (at a taxpayer cost of $800,000 EACH mind you), 2.2 economically-productive jobs are destroyed!
The fact is, passage of Cap and Tax could send our economy nose-diving off a cliff!
So it’s never been more important that you act TODAY.
The good news is, Campaign for Liberty has a plan to fight back.
But, I’m afraid, unless you act IMMEDIATELY, Cap and Tax will become law.
I won’t mince words. Our backs are against the wall. Already, Big Government politicians on both sides of the aisle have rammed this bill through the U.S. House.
And President Barack Obama would love nothing more than to flash a grin for his pals in the national media as he signs Cap and Tax into law.
So that means our ONE CHANCE to stop this radical bill is the U.S. Senate.
And there, our job isn’t easy. Just like in the House, there are pro-Cap and Tax Senators in both parties.
But there is good news.
There are also a lot of VERY nervous Senators in both parties. In fact, even John McCain is now wavering from his past support for Cap and Tax.
These Senators are nervous because they know that freedom-loving folks like you are catching on to what is happening and are fighting back against their schemes to take over health care and are unified in our fight to reign in the out-of-control Fed.
They’re nervous because we’ve come a long way in stopping their assaults on our liberty.
So now, in this latest fight, many Senators are riding the fence.
They’re afraid of what YOU’LL do to them if they vote to ram Cap and Tax into law.
So today, our job is to KNOCK those Senators off the fence and squarely onto our side by sending this one very LOUD and very CLEAR message to the U.S. Senate . . .
. . . Any politician who votes FOR Cap and Tax should look for another job.
Here’s how Campaign for Liberty plans to do that -- hopefully, with your help.
First, we’re already busy contacting up to five million activists nationwide through mail, phones and email to generate petitions to the U.S. Congress demanding U.S. Senators vote AGAINST Cap and Tax.
And that’s just the beginning.
With your help, we’ll work the blogs and write guest editorials.
We’ll brief influential writers and columnists who will be sympathetic to our efforts.
We’ll work the talk radio stations and grant local media interviews to further turn up the pressure on Congress.
And a few days before the vote, if we have the resources, we’d also like to run hard-hitting targeted radio, TV and newspaper ads calling on Senators to vote against Cap and Tax.
Now, none of this is going to be easy -- or cheap.
But, with your help, I’m confident we can turn up so much grassroots pressure on our U.S. Senators, they’ll find out what REAL heat feels like!
So, in addition to your signed petition, I also hope you’ll agree to make a contribution of $250, $100 or $50 -- to Campaign for Liberty.
I know times are hard, but this fight is absolutely critical.
If you and I don’t fight back . . . well, I shudder to think about what could happen.
But I’m sure you’ll agree, the America you and I treasure could end up looking much, much different in just a few years.
So can I count on you to join the fight to STOP Cap and Tax by signing your petition, and by making a generous contribution of $50, $100 or $250 -- or whatever you can afford -- to Campaign for Liberty?
P.S. H.R. 2454, the Cap and Tax Bill, has already been rammed through the U.S. House and our ONE CHANCE is to stop the bill in the Senate.
If passed, the Cap and Tax Bill could send the entire U.S. economy nose-diving off a cliff, and you and I will be handing unprecedented control of our lives to the federal government.
That’s why it’s vital you sign your petition IMMEDIATELY along with a generous contribution of $250, $100 or $50!