Wednesday, September 26, 2018 09:15

Own a home? Want to sell it? Too bad…you’re hosed.

– Elphaba

We all knew it was coming, and as promised, The Cap and Tax bill is scheduled to be voted on in the Senate.   This legislation is ugly, folks; not that we’d expect anything less of our Congresscreeps.  Among the many draconian gems we can expect to have imposed from this legislation, the most economically disastrous one is this: you will not be able to sell your house.  As stated at Repubx:

  • In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.

  • To get this permission, you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured.

  • Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be forced to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements.

  • Then you will have to get your home measured again and get a license (called a “label” in the Act) that must be posted on your property to show what your efficiency rating is; sort of like the Energy Star efficiency rating label on your refrigerator or air conditioner.

  • If you don’t get a high enough rating, you can’t sell. And, the EPA administrator is authorized to raise the standards every year, even above the automatic energy efficiency increases built into the Act.

The EPA administrator, appointed by the President, will run the Cap & Trade program (AKA the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009”) and is authorized to make any future changes to the regulations and standards he alone determines to be in the government’s best interest. Requirements are set low initially so the bill will pass Congress; then the Administrator can set much tougher new standards every year.

This is glaringly unconstitutional, but that little fact will not deter the current runaway Senate.  What we are experiencing in the era of Hope and Change is the rape of the American economy.  It doesn’t seem to matter how loud we scream…all we manage to do is amuse Obama, and the hits keep coming. Disgusting.  Democrats need an ass whupping on a major scale, and as I’ve said before–November cannot come soon enough to suit me.


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2 Responses to “Own a home? Want to sell it? Too bad…you’re hosed.”

  1. cbullitt says:

    Yeah, but look on the bright side. You can sue your neighbor for doing “harm” to the polar bears by grilling steaks or mowing his lawn. That way you can pay the quadrupled utility rates and maybe make the EPA upgrades.

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