I need to call Mary Landrieu. She's one of my Senators and I'm not convinced that she's seen the error of her ways, yet.
No, I don't intend to vote for her. She's a Landrieu. I don't vote for Landrieus.
Still, that new tax the Obama administration wants is going to the Senate and I need to tell Mary how to vote. And that Health Care thing that Obama keeps talking about. She needs to vote against that also.
You see, the problem is that Mary is a New Orleans Democrat, and she may not realize that cap-and-trade will kill the oil industry. Kill the refining industry. Lead us from a recession into a depression, and will be a direct repudiation of the campaign promises that Obama made. It's a tax as sure as the devil is evil. A regressive tax that pounds the poorest the hardest.
I found this over at www.taxfoundation.org. If that isn't regressive, I've never seen it.
I doubt her offices are open this early. Senators probably don't start their day as early as I do. I'll call later today, but Mary gets a phone call.
Vitter you ask? I'm not voting for him either, but I'm not concerned with the way he'll vote.
**Update** I called her office in Washington, (202)224-5824 and spoke to a staffer. I told the staffer to tell the Senator that I'd like her to vote NO on cap-and-trade and NO on universal health care. The staffer said she'd pass it along.