Saturday, March 7, 2009

Cap and Trade

I sent this message to congressman Rick Larsen, and senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray:

Please, please, please, do not go along with President Obama's request for a "cap & trade" tax on industry, especially in this down economy.

Most of my messages to politicians are about ideological issues, but this is personal. It involves my family's financial survival. If you tax industry, especially the energy producers, the effect will be devastating. The cost of everything will go up. I can barely afford to purchase food, and I have a well-paying job (for the time being). That could all change if this tax-and-spend government continues to overload the remaining productive members of our society.

Now, here's the ideologue part: Anthropogenic Global Warming is a non-falsifiable hypothesis. As such, there is no experiment that you could run to prove or disprove the theory, just as you cannot prove or disprove the existence of God. As you know, our founders wisely left religion out of government for that reason. You should wisely leave decisions about AGW as an individual liberty for exactly the same reason. It doesn't matter how passionately you believe something. The first amendment, not government coercion, should be the tool to affect public policy on AGW.


Karl & Peggy Uppiano

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