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Americans, outraged by a seemingly endless spiral of expansive and intrusive government protested at “tea parties” across America today. A populist groundswell against federal and state governments that lack accountability, actual and proposed tax increases and dissatisfaction with the two dominant political parties appear to be themes which have rallied protesters and brought them together in over 700 locations.

Amidst the protests today, President Barack Obama elected to speak to his desire for a fair tax code by increasing taxes on the 5% of the population that currently pay 60% of federal income taxes. The White House perspective on the tea parties was that they do not represent the beliefs or interests of most Americans.

Populist movements have arisen through out the history of the nation. The most successful populist uprising in this nation was the uprising that over time gave birth to the nation, resulting in the Declaration of Independence and the transformation of thirteen British colonies into the United States of America. Since the formation of this Republic populist movements have arisen over perceived injustices. The root cause of these injustices are generally related to economics. The bail outs of banks, insurance companies and the auto industry combined with a severe down turn in the economy and rising unemployment have all contributed to the frustrations that many Americans are feeling. The Tea Parties provide an outlet for many people to vent those frustrations.

The election of  Barack Obama, was an example of the Democrat Party using a traditional populist platform by incenting class war through judicious claims of extreme fiscal abuse by Wall Street and the wealthy. President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have continued that tactic following the Obama inauguration to rationalize the largest expansion of government in America’s history.

The recent passage of the $787 Billion stimulus bill and the 2010 budget have proved to be the tipping point for many Americans who feel disenfranchised by a government that appears to have turned its back on traditional American values and principles including the free enterprise system.

The Tea Parties that are occurring around the nation provide a platform for people to express their outrage with the status quo in Washington and perhaps spark a movement that will gain enough ground that the Obama administration will pause to listen.

We do not know if a third party movement will evolve from these activities. Third party movements in America are shortlived. The Republican Party has been weakened over the past eight years and the Democrats will no doubt pay a price for the damage they are inflicting upon this Republic. We do recognize that communications technology enables voices to be heard today beyond the range of previous decades and that may indeed be enough to awaken this nation from its current stupor.

                                                                                                                         “Fight For The Right” —-ceo4aday

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The  initial draft of the Anerican Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009 has been released by the Energy and Commerce Committee and the Energy and Environment Subcommittee for initial review by Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Chairman Edward J.Markey respectively. Subcommittee hearings will begin the week of April 20th with the intent to complete consideration of the legislation by Memorial Day.

The Clean Energy and Security Act  of 2009 if passed, will be the the consummate legislative act of the progressive fascists, that are currenlty reign in Congress and the Presidency. Barack Obama and the progressives currently in control of Congress are determined to usher in a new socio economic order in the United States of America. The 648 page bill outlines their objective to control energy distribution by promoting renewable energy through various programs administered by a plethora of acronymical bureaucrats.

The bill  has been written by environmental special interest groups which serve to benefit through this legislation by exerting additional influence on  government policy as it impacts the environment and directs American energy policy through 2050.

 The bill addresses four titles including:

“Clean Energy, by promoting renewable sources of energy, carbon capture, electric vehicles and the smart grid”                                                “Energy Efficiency, addresses energy efficiency across all sectors of the economy”                                                                                                              “Global Warming, that fully embraces the progressive position on the topic”                                                                                                                        ” “Transitioning, to promote green jobs during the transition to a green economy”

The bill, if enacted, will limit choice in this nation. It will expand the reach of the federal government through the development of  a super bureaucracy and the creation of numerous Councils and Advisory Boards including the Offsets Advisory Integrity Board or the National Climate Change Adaptation Council which will administer the appropriately named National Climate Change Adaptation Program. The bill also creates the Natural Resources Climate Change Adaptation Panel and the Renewable Electricity Deployment Fund within the Treasury Department to name but a few of the councils and board required to  administer the legislation.

Additionally, the bill creates numerous oversight Boards which include among others, the Secretaries of Energy, Commerce, State, Treasury, Transportation and Agriculture. This proposed legislation is Orwellian in its breadth and vision as it encompasses every aspect of our lives from the water pressure in our shower to the electric vehicle in our garage to the reading lamp at our bedside.

This bill if enacted by Congress, will certainly be signed into law by Barack Obama. It will lead the United States further along the progressive path toward Eurotopia and provide the foundation to further restrict American choices and freedoms.

 Ceo4adaybelieves that all Americans should be conscientious and voluntary stewards of our environment. We believe that concerns for the environment should be in balance with market economic forces and not be dictated by the National Academy of Science, the Sierra Club, or Greenpeace.  We  believe that market forces should dictate whether or not consumers elect to drive electric vehicles or gasoline fueled SUV’s. This bill will result in the federal government dictating that choice for consumers and create a socio economic environment where the energy and environment police will become a prevalent element in our American life.

This bill will result in a further incursion of our freedoms and a massive victory for progressive fascism.

                                                          ” Fight For The Right ” —— ceo4aday

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