You may wish to consider changing your vote on HR2454...unless losing your seat in Congress is your game plan.
I will be walking the precincts here in Indio campaigning for someone -- anyone! -- else come 2010. Why? Because ANYONE else would be better than a RINO.
It is the worst kind of leadership to pander to special interests and phony arguments. A hundred years ago Americans were free. We paid virtually NO taxes! What are you doing?! Are you trying to turn America into the Soviet Socialist States of America (SSSA)?
What was your payoff? An expensive, inefficient and ineffective solar farm like the one outside Las Vegas? The PRIVATE sector will find the best solutions to our energy/transportation/medical/consumer needs, not government! (If you don't know THAT, Mary, you don't know squat about being a Republican.)
Was it government that invented the internal combustion engine? Or fueling stations from sea to shining sea? Or Penicillin? Does government stock the shelves at Wal-Mart? No! Government, by and large, hinders progress and development.
You say "What about the space program?" What about it? A boondoggle! Private enterprise is achieving far more (for the dollar) than NASA ever could! If we ever have commercial space travel, it will be because of PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, not government.
Your vote FOR HR2454 (for reasons I've explained in other emails) was a silly, uninformed homage to discredited computer models and absurd predictions regarding CO2's role in NATURAL climate change. You lent sick support to a fraudulent scheme to steal more and more of America's wealth and transfer it to global entities and shameless profiteers. You slopped the pig trough, Mary, with our tax dollars. And you're a fool (beg your pardon) if you think we're going to let you get away with this nonsense.
We'll do our best to throw you out on your ear and change the laws so that you can kiss your cushy life-long Congressional retirement "good-bye".
In fact, if you were a true Republican, that's exactly what you'd be doing right now: changing the law.