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Cap and Trade: A License Required for your Home

March 7, 2010
Frank M. Carrio, CMI
11/3/2009

Thinking about selling your house – A look at H.R. 2454 (Cap and trade bill) This is unbelievable!

Only the beginning from this administration! Home owners take note & tell your friends and relatives who are home owners!

Beginning 1 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 Act. H.R. 2454, the “Cap & Trade” bill passed by the House of Representatives, if also passed by the Senate, 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.

The story continues …..

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Jane Doe permalink
    August 28, 2010 2:23 pm

    hehehehe…..sounds like I hit a sore spot…

  2. Harold permalink*
    August 14, 2010 11:10 am

    Mr. & Ms. Doe (DUH!),

    Erik’s comments refer to a piece done by NAR, which applies ONLY to the House version of the bill.

    Please note …..

    Accorcing to GovTrackInsider,
    “The Ker­ry-Box­er bill, S. 1733, was a cap-and-trade pro­pos­al to curb emis­sions by 20 per­cent by 2020 and 83 per­cent by 2050. It has since been aban­doned as Sen. John Kerry, one of its spon­sors, is work­ing on a new pro­pos­al.”

    Directly from the NAR report …..
    ” 1. Does not create energy audit requirements for real property at time of sale.
    2. Exempts existing homes, multifamily and commercial buildings from any federal energy labeling guidelines such as the existing Energy Star label program (section 204(m)), and
    3. Leaves the decision entirely to state governments whether to pass a law to require labels, but expressly prohibits labeling during a transaction (Section 204 (h)).”

    Pay particular attention to #3. It’ll bite you in the ass!!!

    Deo vindici …..

    Harold

    P.S. If you had bothered to check before opening your mouth, you would have discovered from my earlier posts that I’m most definitely NOT a “Bushie”!!!

  3. Jane Doe permalink
    August 1, 2010 10:38 pm

    That would be a fair assessment. You could also say he’s kinda like the little boy who cried wolf…he likes to get everyone all up in arms, crying foul and doesn’t even present ALL the info. He only presents half the story, then embellishes with bullsh!t.

    I’d have to say Harold is a Bushie; can’t stand it when a Democrat can fix something right.

  4. Anonymous permalink
    July 29, 2010 11:15 pm

    so, in summary, Harold is a dipsh!t. Is that about right?

  5. Jane Doe permalink
    July 28, 2010 2:40 pm

    Eric and John Doe, you guys rock! I’m glad to see someone who is not jumping without looking!

    Rock on dudes….Jane Doe (no relation… LOL)

  6. John Doe permalink
    April 20, 2010 11:25 pm

    I’ve scoured the bill itself and see no evidence of this claim about not being able to sell your home without it being retrofitted or that there will be any requirement to annually assess and label one’s home.

    Why has the author left out the reference to the section of the bill which expressly states what is implied by this article? Because the author assumes that people will accept the implications at face value, and because the article is a farce and is written to propagate falsities!!

  7. Erik DuMont permalink
    April 14, 2010 10:00 am

    Actually, this is a completely false claim. National Association of Realtors (http://www.realtor.org/wps/wcm/connect/865087004eadb900a294fab684cb314f/government_affairs_clean_energy_myths_facts.pdf?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=865087004eadb900a294fab684cb314f)
    has the scoop on why this is false. The bill does not create a federal energy audit or labeling requirement. As introduced, the original bill would have required energy audits and labeling at the time of sale. However, Realtors succeeded in making many positive changes before the bill passed. Many published reports are not based on the version of the bill that was considered by the House. As approved, the bill:
    • Does not create energy audit requirement for real property at time of sale.
    • Exempts existing homes, multifamily and commercial buildings from any federal energy labeling guidelines such as the existing federal Energy Star label program (section 204(m)), and
    • Leaves the decision entirely to state governments whether to pass a law to require labels, but expressly prohibits labeling during a transaction (Section 204(h)).

    It provides cash incentives for people who VOLUNTARILY chose to retrofit their home. Any claim the contrary is deliberate mis-information.

  8. Judi V permalink
    April 13, 2010 7:31 am

    If I’d had any idea that this administration would have even had a chance to be elected I would never have had children 47 years ago!
    This would almost been treason when I was growing up!

  9. LEON HUMPHREYS permalink
    April 8, 2010 5:34 pm

    THE LAST NAIL IN OUR COFFIN FOR SURE. OUR FREEDOMS WILL BE BURIED BESIDE US IN OUR CASKET.

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  12. Harold permalink*
    March 8, 2010 7:26 am

    Absolutely!

  13. March 8, 2010 4:35 am

    Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write on my site something like that. Can I use part of your post in my blog too?

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