Madam Speaker, this country has lost nearly 3 million jobs just this year. Thats over a million more than the 2 million men, women and children including illegals living within the fourth largest city in the United States, namely, Houston, TX.

We are still buying oil from dictators who dont like us because the enviro-elites are dead set on their none-of-the-above energy plan. No oil, no gasoline, no oil shale, no clean oil, no nuclear, no drilling and that means no natural gas. Just what do they expect to use to power the nations cities and industry?

The taxacrats plan is simple: tax energy consumption. And because of these new taxes and higher energy costs, even more jobs are at risk.

According to the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the national energy tax will cost another 2.5 million jobs in America. America cannot afford any more of this change. The cap and trade bill will cost jobs, raise taxes, raise the cost of energy and according to the Congressional Budget Office, wont even significantly help the climate.

The bill is bad for everybody except the enviro-elites who get more government control over the rest of us. What we need to do is CAP the taxacrats and TRADE them for some offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

And thats just the way it is.