Friday, June 26, 2009

Kratovil "Leaning Yes" on Cap and Trade

UPDATE: Kratovil voted to devastate the US economy-- streiff. Roll Call here.

This morning Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) hadn't made up his mind on the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill (aka zap & fade or cap & tax).  At 2:20 PM "Blue Dog" Frank still hadn't made up his mind, but was "leaning towards voting for the bill" according to a staffer in Kratovil's Centreville office.  I called Salisbury first, but they appear to have hit happy hour a little early today.

Estimated to cost a typical family $1,870 in 2020, the cost will rise to $6,800 per year by 2035.  That's no problem for Frank.  He got a big pay bump when he was sworn in.

While Kratovil continues to stick his finger in the wind to decide how to vote, I fully expect him to vote yes in the end (or at least yes in reconciliation, if it gets that far).  Why not?  Frank needs to appease the enviro left to motivate turnout in 2010.  His messiah, Barack H. Obama is now calling it a "jobs bill" (remember all those jobs from "shovel ready" projects that Frank promised when he voted for Porkulus).  The bill won't go into effect until 2012 (the messiah wants to be re-elected too).

Let Frank know how you feel.  I probably won't do much good, but at least you can't say that you didn't try.  Ask Frank if he'll be picking up the cost of your soon to be increased power bill.

BTW - try the local offices first.  The DC switchboard seems to be melting at post time.

cross posted on Delmarva Dealings

1 comment:

Daniel said...

I am going to vote NO on all that voted for this debacle.

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