Today It was brought to my attention that the next item on the agenda of our government is the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA or H.R. 2454). The point that was raised up to me was that in this bill there is a provision that would give unemployment benefits to anyone who loses their job due to the restrictions to American industry from the proposed cap and trade system. Theses, “climate change adjustment allowances,” could possibly be paid to the recipients for as much as 3 years and based on 70% of their average weekly wages. I like to fact check information before I discuss it or form an opinio n on it so I went to the U.S. House of Representatives web site clicked onto the Thomas archives and research section and found H.R. 2454 and began to search. H.R. 2454 section 426a paragraphs 5 and 6 read as follows:
(5) WEEKLY AMOUNTS- The climate change adjustment allowance payable to an adversely affected worker for a week of unemployment shall be an amount equal to 70 percent of the average weekly wage of such worker, but in no case shall such amount exceed the average weekly wage for all workers in the State where the adversely affected worker resides.
(6) MAXIMUM DURATION OF BENEFITS- An eligible worker may receive a climate change adjustment allowance under this subsection for a period of not longer than 156 weeks.
I was already aware of the previously proposed, “cap and trade system,” which gives the business so many, “carbon credits,” to operate on and if they need more then they purchase these credits from companies who have credits to spare. This is to somehow lower pollution into the air and the only effective way that I see this program reaching its goal is to drive these companies right out of business. So I have to ask myself why would our government want to kill the American entrepreneurial spirit that has helped make us the great nation that we are? Then I take a step back and look at the whole picture of modern day American politics and society and realize that the government in cooperation with the federal reserve has been partnering up and buying large stakes in multiple areas of private business. This is a trend that has been kicked into high gear since the stimulus package of last fall. I am an entrepreneur myself and in my business life I have observed that many companies further the growth of their business by trying to eliminate their competitors. Could this be the intenti ons of those who are holding the reins of our government, to force their competition out of business with these unprofitable regulations, and then use public money to train the unemployed work force to take the jobs that the government is going to create for them? That is communism.
I am sending this message to many; however I am sending it to each individually. I am interested in your thoughts on this ever important matter, so that we all can learn from each other and possibly come to a course of action to right the many wrongs that have crippled the nation that providence has so blessed in the past.