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Pull Over The Side Of The Road And Let Me See Your House License

11 April 2010 @ 14:25

If the Cap And Trade Bill passes, it seems that you will need an EPA-approved license before you can sell your house.

The Mind Numbed Robot is on the case, thanks to a reader who wrote this [big tip of the fedora to The Daley Gator]:

Beginning one year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won’t be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this “Cap & Trade” bill, passed by the House of Representatives. If it is also passed by the Senate, it will be the largest tax increase any of us has ever experienced.

The Congressional Budget Office (supposedly non-partisan) estimates that in just a few years the average cost to every family of four will be $6,800 per year. No one is excluded. However, once the lower classes feel the pinch in their wallets, you can be sure that these voters will get a tax refund (even if they pay no taxes at all) to offset this new cost. Thus, you Mr. And Mrs. Middle Class have to pay even more since additional tax dollars will be needed to bail out everyone else..

But wait. This awful bill (that no one in Congress has actually read) has many more surprises in it. Probably the worst one is this: A year from now you won’t be able to sell your house without some bureaucrat’s OK. Yes, you read that right.

The caveat (there always is a caveat) is that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes (“mobile homes”) are included. In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.

This front in the War Of Restoration is getting hot again.  Time to redirect some of our firepower here.

SIDENOTE: MNR shows what a pal he is in the posting linked above by providing some Rule 5 Action to make the news easier to take — I’m sure I speak for many MNR when I say: ‘Thanks, we really needed to be made comfortably numb’.

  1. 11 April 2010 @ 16:44 16:44

    Great post, as always, Bob. If we don’t stand up now, the government will be regulaing every single decision that we make.

    Linked at:


    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      11 April 2010 @ 17:41 17:41

      Thank you, Carol. WOLVERINES!

  2. 11 April 2010 @ 21:00 21:00

    Thanks for the link, General. Now that you mention it, I wonder, is it such a good idea to make the bad news go down easier? Maybe I need to rethink my image/message strategy on that note.

    Excellent Motivator by the way.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      11 April 2010 @ 23:28 23:28

      Don’t you dare! Rule 5 is one of the few things that’s keeping many of us sane.

  3. 12 April 2010 @ 10:30 10:30

    lol, I would never abandon Rule 5. The female form is one of Gods greatest gifts to we in the earthly plane. I’m only thinking of doing some “good news” Rule 5 posts, that is, IF I can find any.


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